Thursday, April 15, 2021
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Register here to attend the webinar.
We will hold a roundtable discussion with contemporary Brazilian writers about contemporary AfroBrazilian literature (and culture more generally) as a site of resistance. Prof. Leila Lehnen (Brown U) and Leonora Paula (Michigan State U) will lead a discussion with AfroBrazilian writers:
- Mel Adún
- Lívia Natália
- Jeferson Tenório
The panel will broach questions such as:
- Does AfroBrazilian literature functions as a site of resistance?
- How do these writers understand (both individually and collectively) culture as a form of resistance?
- Can literature offer a sense of futurity, whether by claiming space for AfroBrazilian culture and identity or specifically broaching Afro-Futurist themes and topics.
Cosponsored by the Brazil Initiative, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, Africana Studies, and Comparative Literature.