The area of concentration of studies and research in Cultural Criticism, located in the linguistic-literary field and within the scope of the Cultural Criticism Program (master’s and doctorate’s degree), mobilizes and articulates advanced and multidisciplinary scientific investigations on literacy, identities and the training of educators, as well as on literature, cultural production and ways of life, choosing the sign, its semiological implications, its discursive formations, its repercussions on the human sciences and on the epistemological clashes, derived from all aspects mentioned before, as primordial sources both to advance the scientific achievements of area, as well as to create conditions for the emergence of new subjects of law, in their struggles for democracy and cultural citizenship in Brazil and in contemporary societies.