This spring, Art History PhD student Julia Kershaw is co-organizing the lecture series Brazil in Perspective with Modern Languages professor Marcos Colón. Beginning in February 2020, this series will bring together a multidisciplinary group of FSU faculty and students who conduct research on Brazil to explore the many facets of the country’s dynamic and evolving history. These scholars seek to promote socially meaningful research and inspire global connections. Topics will include various forms of political and cultural expression that are unique to Brazil: film, literature, architecture, politics, music, and environmental issues. See the complete list of talks below. The organizers invite you to join them in celebrating, supporting, and fostering the culture of Brazil.
All talks are open to the public and will be held on Wednesday afternoons from 12:30 to 1:30 in the Art History lecture room, G40 WJB.
Wednesday, February 12:
Julia Kershaw (Art History): “Hélio Oiticica’s Tropicália: An Examination of Domestic Space and Cold War Politics.”
Wednesday, February 26:
Dr. Panayotis League (Music) with FSU’s Brazilian Ensemble, Grupo Jaraguá: “Northeastern Brazilian Music.”
Wednesday, March 11:
Dr. Carl Schmertmann (Economics): “Life and Death in Brazil: National and Regional Demographic Change.”
Wednesday, April 1:
Abby Rehard (Musicology): “‘Axé, Tallahassee Capoeira!’: A Local Manifestation of a Globalized Afro-Brazilian Tradition.”
Wednesday, April 22:
Alice Lopes: “European Travel Writings as Occlusion of the Amazonian Storytelling,” and Arelys Rodriguez (undergraduate major in Accounting and Portuguese): “Amazonian as Irreducible Singularity in Milton Hatoum’s Dois Irmaos.”