Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Idelber Avelar -- Contemporary Intersections of Ecology and Culture: On Amerindian Perspectivism and the Critique of Anthropocentrism

Thursday, October 18, 2012

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

McKinney Conference Room

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“Contemporary Intersections of Ecology and Culture: On Amerindian Perspectivism and the Critique of Anthropocentrism,” with Idelber Avelar, Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Tulane University. He is the author of The Untimely Present: Postdictatorial Latin American Fiction and the Task of Mourning (Duke UP, 1999), winner of the MLA Kovacs award and translated into Spanish and Portuguese, The Letter of Violence (Palgrave, 2004), Figuras da Violência : Ensaios sobre Narrativa, Ética e Música Popular (Editora UFMG, 2011), and the coeditor of Brazilian Popular Music and Citizenship (Duke UP, 2011). He has also authored over 50 articles in scholarly journals and edited volumes. He has been the recipient of Rockefeller, Hewlett, and Ford Foundation grants. Last year he received an ACLS fellowship to fund his current research, on masculinity in Latin American narrative. 

Cosponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies.

Location: McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.