Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Centennial Anniversary of the death of Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, his life and place in Brazilian culture. The question of Afro-descendence and secular silence. The artistic composition of Machado de Assis: appropriation of the European code. Comparison of "The Alienist" by Machado and "The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether" by Edgar Allen Poe.

Mon, September 29, 2008 | Sid Richardson Hall 1.313 (Hackett Room), LLILAS

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

September 29, 2008 marks the centennial anniversary of the death of Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis (1839-1908), Afro-Brazilian author hailed by some as the "greatest writer(s) ever produced in Latin America". Dr. Ivan Teixeira will speak on the life and work of Machado de Assis. Dr. Teixeira is an expert on Brazilian literature and recently joined the UT faculty as a Lozano Long Professor. Don't miss this opportunity! *Brownbag Lunch*

Sponsored by: Deparment of Spanish and Portuguese

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