The Environment in Brazilian Culture

This conference brings together talks on various aspects of Brazilian culture and its relation to the environment, including ecocriticism in literature and cinema, plants and animals in Brazilian writings, colonial and postcolonial perceptions of the environment, Brazilian critiques of
anthropocentrism, etc.

SPEAKERS

Jens Andermann - New York University
Juan-Carlos Galeano – Florida State University
Gabriel Giorgi – New York University
Maria Esther Maciel - Federal University of Minas Gerais
Malcolm McNee – Smith College
Victor Mendes – University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Victoria Saramago – University of Chicago
Patrícia Vieira - Georgetown University

 

SCHEDULE


Welcoming Remarks (10:00 am)
Vivaldo Santos
Director of the Portuguese Program, Georgetown University


Morning Session (10:30 am-12:30 pm)
Gabriel Giorgi - New York University
The Geological Agent: Non-Human Temporalities and the Question of
the Contemporary
Juan-Carlos Galeano - Florida State University
Amazonian Poetry
Maria Esther Maciel - Federal University of Minas Gerais
The Zoopoetics of Carlos Drummond de Andrade


Afternoon Session I (2:00 pm-4:00 pm)
Victor Mendes - University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
The First and Second Environments of Brás Cubas
Victoria Saramago - University of Chicago
Rebuilding the Sertão: Mimesis and Environment in Grande Sertão:
Veredas
Patrícia Vieira - Georgetown University
Amazonian Zoophytographia


Afternoon Session II (4:30pm-6pm)
Malcolm McNee - Smith College
The Pluriversed Landscapes of Josely Vianna Baptista
Jens Andermann - New York University
Bio-art and Unspecific Lives

Thursday, October 12 at 10:00am to 6:00pm

Regents Hall, Suite 391
3700 O St. NW

Event Type

Academic Events

Departments

Georgetown College, Spanish and Portuguese

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