The New Barbarians: Brazilian Cultural Criticism After the End of Modernity

3:00 pm on Tuesday, March 25, 2014
7:00 pm on Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Contact Name:
Rodrigo Lopes de Barros
We will receive several scholars, most from Brazil, pertaining to a new wave of cultural critics, at Boston University to discuss contemporary themes of Brazilian culture, especially: post-dictatorial voids, vagabondage and revolution, ideology and aesthetics, anachronism and fragmentation of culture, art and bananas, travel and nation, headless bodies, literature and anti-academicism, contemporary historiography of slavery, and the myth of Brazil as a paradise. And also some are going to be making special connections to Cuba. All the talks will be in English but for the literary reading of Arthur Rimbaud's Latin Poems translated into Portuguese.