Background and Introduction

The PUC Goiás Master’s degree Program in Letters, Literary Critical Concentration Area, started their activities in June 2006, being recognized by CAPES with concept 3 and approved by CNE (Ordinance MEC 524), DOU 30/4/2008 and Opinion CES / CNE 33/2008 of 4/29/2008. The PUC Goiás Master’s degree in Letters responds to the demand for academic, scientific and cultural development of the regions covered by the institution and other regions of Goiás and the country, such as Tocantins, Pará, Maranhão, Mato Grosso and MS, Bahia, Amazonas, Amapá, among others. The proposal demonstrates the commitment, the continuous commitment and the pursuit of the maturation of the faculty and the Stricto Sensu Program itself that considers the necessary flexibility of the methods of critical analysis, allied to the course profile and the consolidation of new proposals, concerning theories, to critical approaches and social changes that allow research to be brought closer to reality, favoring their better insertion in the social context. Since its foundation, the Program has sought to be in tune with the policies of verticalization of teaching, research and extension adopted at PUC Goiás, with a view to excellence in its internal dimensions, preparing its staff and external facilities, through social inclusion and equal dialogue with other IES. PUC Goiás Master’s degree in Letters fulfills its objectives in order to qualify and accompany its graduates, without departing from the main mission of pursuing excellence in academic research, which has certainly generated positive impacts throughout the State of Goiás, in the regions served: midwest, north and northeast. From the outset, the definition of the area of ​​concentration, Literature and Literary Criticism was well established. In 2018, it began to invest in the integration between disciplines and projects, so that the Program could gain organicity. A new pedagogical political project proposal was approved and started. The lines, though, with some change of designations, haven’t         lost the focus of the previous proposal: Modern and Contemporary Critical Currents and Literary Criticism, Translation and Transcreation.

In the last quadrennium (2013-2016), the Program received grade 3 in the evaluation made by the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), a foundation linked to the Brazilian Ministry of Education.