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A Talk by Brazilianist Scholar Lorraine Leu

Thu, September 9, 2010 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM • BEN 2.104

Professor Lorraine Leu will present a job talk, titled “Performing Race and Gender in Brazilian Cinema: Karim Ainouz's Madame Satã (2002),” on Thursday, September 9th at 4 p.m. In BEN 2.104.

Professor Leu is the author of the book Brazilian Popular Music: Caetano Veloso and the Regeneration of Tradition (Ashgate, 2006), which provides the global and local socio-cultural context fro the emergence of Tropicalismo. She has also published numerous articles on contemporary Brazilian culture.  Her current research invokes theories derived from urban studies, cultural geography, cultural anthropology, and film and media studies to examine the politics of the cultural representation of the criminal subject in 20th-century Brazil.

Professor Leu completed her PhD at King’s College, University of London, in 2000 in the field of Brazilian Cultural Studies. She is currently a Senior Lecturer, the equivalent of an Associate Professor, at the University of Bristol.

Sponsored by: The Department of Spanish and Portuguese

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