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

March 14th, 2014 in Events, Events Spring 2014, Faculty.


All the talks will be in English but for the literary reading of Arthur Rimbaud’s Latin Poems translated into Portuguese.

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Mateo Alemán’s Spelling Reform: Autobiography, Converso Caste and the Arrival of Modernity (A Talk by Francisco Ramírez Santacruz)

February 28th, 2014 in Events, Events Spring 2014.

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De la comuna a la comunidad: México entre dos fines de siglo (a talk by Bruno Bosteels)

February 11th, 2014 in 2013/2014 Geddes Lecture Series, Events, Events Spring 2014, Latin American Studies Program.


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January 29th, 2014 in Events, Events Spring 2014.

 A Concert of Renaissance Vocal MusicDownload flyer.

Literary Reading by Jacques Fux

January 28th, 2014 in Events, Events Spring 2014.


Literary Reading by Jacques Fux

The Winner of the São Paulo Prize for Literature, Brazil (considered the equivalent of the Man Booker Prize in the Portuguese language)

 From his novel Antiterapias.

 In Portuguese, with the English translation read by Ernest Hartwell.

When: Feb. 4 (Tuesday), 5pm.
Where: CAS 303A, 725 Commonwealth Ave, Boston University.

Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Description: Jacques Fux has recently won the São Paulo Prize for Literature with his novel Antiterapias. He will be reading from this award-winning book, in the original, accompanied by the reading of the English translation by Ernest Hartwell. Fux was born in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He received degrees in mathematics and computer science, and later earned two Doctorates, one in Comparative Literature from UFMG and another in French Language, Literature and Civilization from Université Lille. He had previously published Literatura e Matemática: Jorge Luis Borges, Georges Perec e o OULIPO (2001).

About the novel: “Conscious of Portnoy’s Complaint and Georges Perec constraints, the author uses short sentences to awaken the reader to images, sensations, and questions. Testimony, memory, masturbation, fiction, history, Cabala, Bible, and literature enclose and permeate the biography of a young Jewish man in his search for a place in the contemporary Brazilian ghettos which followed the diaspora. From an international perspective, Antiterapias shows what is both exotic and common about a small Brazilian Jewish community in the twenty-first century.”

 Sponsored by: Department of Romance Studies, Department of History of Art & Architecture, The Latin American Studies Program, and PUBBoston (Pesquisadores e Universitários Brasileiros em Boston).

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Film, 18 IUS SOLIS

January 28th, 2014 in Events, Events Spring 2014.


You are cordially invited to attend the film and a question and answer
session following the film.

Please note that this event has been re-scheduled due to inclement weather (see below in bold)!

When:  Wednesday, February 5th 5:00-8:00pm
Thursday, February 6th 5:00-8:00pm
Where:  CAS, Room 224, 725 Commonwealth Avenue
SMG Building, Room 408, 595 Commonwealth Avenue

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A Commemoration of Italian Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 24th, 2014 in Events, Events Spring 2014.


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Modernidade em ruínas: Cuba e a pintura do escombro by Rodrigo Lopes de Barros

January 21st, 2014 in Events, Events Spring 2014, Faculty.

Reunião Mensal dos Pesquisadores e Universitários Brasileiros em Boston (PUB-Boston) has invited the Department of Romance Studies’ Assistant Professor Lopes de Barros to give a talk at MIT on January 31, 2014 at 7:00pm.  There will be other two interesting lectures by Guilherme Trielli Ribeiro and Jacques Fux.  Inscriptions can be found here:

Spanish Open House

November 18th, 2013 in Events, Events Fall 2013.



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Sinha Capoeira Batizado (Brasilian Marital Arts Event)

November 14th, 2013 in Events, Events Fall 2013.

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