Lecture: "Literatura e afrodescendência no Brasil"
Thu, November 15, 2012 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM • BEN 2.104
Brazilian novelist Conceição Evaristo and scholar Eduardo de Assis Duarte will discuss literature, exclusion, and Afro-Brazilian cultural agency.
Brazilian writer Conceição Evaristo received her PhD in Comparative Literature from the Universidade Federal Fluminense. As a leading contemporary voice in Brazilian literature, her creative publications include two novels, Ponciá Vivêncio (2003) and Becos da memória (2006); a collection of poems, Poemas da recordação e outros movimentos (2008); and a collection of short stories, Insubmissas lágrimas de mulheres (2012). Dr. Evaristo’s work has become the subject of countless MA thesis, doctoral dissertations, and conference presentations.
Eduardo de Assis Duarte is a retired senior scholar in the Faculdade de Letras at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Dr. Duarte received his doctoral degree in literary theory and comparative literature from the Universidade de São Paulo. His academic interests include Brazilian literature, with emphasis on the works of Jorge Amado and Machado de Assis, literature and alterity, and Afro-Brazilian literature. Dr. Duarte’s publications are numerous and include the four-volume series, Literatura e afrodescendência no Brazil (2011); Machado de Assis afro-descendente (2007); and Literatura, Política, Identidades (2005).
For more information, contact Sonia Roncador.