Thursday, April 15, 2021
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Please join us on Thursday, April 15th from 3-4:30.
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.
Please pre-register for the event at: https://forms.gle/
You will receive the Zoom link at 1pm on the day of the event.
Sponsored by: the Brazil Initiative, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, Africana Studies, Comparative Literature, and the Watson Institute