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Monday, April 18th, RL, LAS and Translation Studies will host Brazilian Poet Salgado Maranhão and translator Alexis Levitin on our campus. We will have a Brown Bag @ 12pm at the Mills International Center and a public bilingual reading/discussion at 4:30pm at the Browsing Room in the Knight Library. I hope you can join us for some of these event! Find below a short bio on both Salgado Maranhão and Alexis Levitin.
Salgado Maranhão won the prestigious Prêmio Jabuti in 1999 with Mural of Winds. In 2011, The Color of the Word won the Brazilian Academy of Letters highest poetry award. In 2014, the Brazilian PEN Club chose his recent collection, Mapping the Tribe, as best book of poetry for the year. In 2015 the Brazilian Writers Union gave him first prize, again for The Color of the Word. His newest book is Opera of Nos, launching in September in Rio de Janeiro. In addition to ten books of poetry, he has written song lyrics and made recordings with some of Brazil’s leading jazz and pop musicians. His work has appeared in numerous magazines in the USA, including Bitter Oleander, BOMB, Cream City Review, Dirty Goat, Florida Review, Massachusetts Review, and Spoon River Poetry Review. Here in the USA, he is represented by two bilingual collections of poetry: Blood of the Sun (Milkweed Editions, 2012) and Tiger Fur (White Pine Press, 2015).
Alexis Levitin’s thirty-nine books of translation include Clarice Lispector’s Soulstorm and Eugenio de Andrade’s Forbidden Words, both from New Directions. Recent books include Salgado Maranhão’s Blood of the Sun (Milkweed Editions, 2012), Eugenio de Andrade’s The Art of Patience (Red Dragonfly Press, 2013), Ana Minga’s Tobacco Dogs (The Bitter Oleander Press, 2013), Santiago Vizcaino’s Destruction in the Afternoon (Diálogos Books, 2015), Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen’s Exemplary Tales (Tagus Press, 2015) and Salgado Maranhão’s Tiger Fur (White Pine Press, 2015). In 2012, Levitin and Maranhao completed a three month reading tour of the USA, visiting over fifty colleges and other institutions. In tre spring of 2016, they will be reading from Blood of the Sun and Tiger Fur in the Northeast, the Midwest, and the West Coast.
UO Latin American Studies program presents Guest Speaker Prof. Christopher Dunn, who will be giving a presentation titled:
Music of the Brazilian Counterculture”
April 16th, 2015
221 Allen Hall
This presentation will explore the popular music associated with the Brazilian counterculture of the early 1970s This presentation will explore the popular music associated with the Brazilian counterculture of the early 1970s during the most repressive phase of military rule. In the wake of the Tropicália movement of 1968, a broad range of artists, including Gal Costa, Jards Macalé, Luiz Melodia, Raul Seixas, and the Novos Baianos created music that spoke to the despair and desire of a generation of urban youth. As the revolutionary energies of the sixties subsided, artists explored notions of personal liberation associated with the so-called desbunde, a distinctly Brazilian experience with the international youth counterculture.
The Latin American Studies Program at the University of Oregon features Prof. Rebecca Atencio from Tulane University
“Official and Other Truths: Memories of Dictatorship in the Wake of Brazil’s National Truth Commission.”
Monday, February 23, 2015, at 5:00 pm.
Faculty Workshop on “Researching Human Rights in Latin America: Challenges, Resources, and Strategies.”
Tuesday, February 24, 2015, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
EMU Metolius Room
Rebecca J. Atencio is Associate Professor of Brazilian Cultural Studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and an affiliate faculty member of the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Brazilian Studies Association. Her research focuses on reckoning with dictatorship in contemporary Brazil and the role of artisticcultural production in human rights struggles and processes of transitional justice in particular.
The Latin American Studies Program presents LAS 407
This course examines the conflicted relationship between cinema and global politics in 20th-century Latin America. The course will focus on three of the four major cinemas in Latin America (Cuba, Brazil and Argentina).
Annete Rubado-Mejia is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Oregon’s Department of Romance Languages. Her interests include Luso-Brazilian language and culture, Hispanic language and culture, Literature, Cinema and Political Economy, Modern Subjectivities. She has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Irvine, with Emphases in Critical Theory and Spanish and Portuguese.