Monica Figueiredo is an Associate Professor of Portuguese Literature at the Faculty of Letters from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ), teaching at the Postgraduate Courses. She is furthermore an integral member of the Graduate Program in Vernacular Studies (PPGLV/UFRJ), evaluated by CAPES with a score of 6, and a Researcher in Productivity at CNPq. With a Specialization, Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Portuguese Literature, she has dedicated most of her studies to the fiction narrative produced during the 19th and 20th centuries. Since 2002, she has focused her research on the eighteenth-century novel (Brazilian and Portuguese), studying the works of Eça de Queirós and Machado de Assis. Highlighting a comparative approach, from 2005 to 2006 she developed research with a Post-Doctoral Fellowship (CNPq) at the University of Coimbra; and from 2017 to 2018, she had the benefit of a Senior Fellowship (CAPES) at the Margarida Losa Institute for Comparative Literature at the University of Porto. Awarded with prizes that have recognized her research work, she is the author of books, essays and several critical works published in Brazil and abroad.