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Rachel Rubinstein- “The Yiddish Columbus: Critical Counter-History and the Remapping of American Jewish Literature”

Wed, Mar 13, 2019, 4:30 pm

Rachel Rubinstein is professor of American literature and Jewish studies at Hampshire College. She is the author of Members of the Tribe: Native America in the Jewish Imagination (2010) and co-editor of the forthcoming Modern Language Association volume Teaching Jewish-American Literature (2019).

Location: McCormick 101

PLAS Presents: Cristina Freire: Decolonize the Museum: Utopia?

Wed, Mar 13, 2019, 12:00 pm

Brazil’s colonial wound stems from the major violence visited against indigenous and Afro-diasporic peoples. As an optical instrument at the service of modernity, the Museum of Modern Art in Brazil has made invisible these processes of coloniality. However, some examples of intellectual in-conformism from the past bring the defense of the...

Location: 216 Burr Hall

Brazil LAB: Decolonizing Art: A Conversation with Brazilian Artist Adriana Varejão

Fri, Mar 8, 2019, 12:00 pm

Through her vastly evocative works and materially diverse artistic practice, Adriana Varejão presents incisive reflections on the multiplex nature of Brazilian history, memory, and culture. Her oeuvre encompasses painting, sculpture, photography, and video installation.

Location: 144 Louis A. Simpson

PLAS Presents: Lisa Blackmore: Downward Spiral: El Helicoide's Descent from Mall to Prison

Wed, Mar 6, 2019, 12:00 pm

Hailed in the 1950s as a beacon of Latin America’s modernist architecture, Venezuela’s El Helicoide is a futuristic fantasy gone sour. At its conception, this drive-through shopping center embodied a narrative of progress, fueled by soaring oil prices, consumerism, and car culture. Yet a very different story unfolded on its spiral ramps.

Location: 216 Burr Hall

Brazil LAB: Slavery, Emancipation, and Everyday Rhythms: Art Through Afro-Atlantic Histories

Tue, Feb 26, 2019, 4:30 pm

A discussion with Lilia M. Schwarcz (Professor of Anthropology at the University of São Paulo and Visiting Professor at Princeton University), Carlos Fausto (Professor of Anthropology at the Museu Nacional of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) and Irene Small (Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art and Criticism in the Department of Art...

Location: 144 Louis A. Simpson

Marina Garcés (Spanish Philosopher)- Cities of Presentiment: A seminar conversation

Superlative City: Experimental Urbanity in São Paulo

Fri, Feb 22, 2019 (All day) to Sat, Feb 23, 2019 (All day)

Superlative City is a book workshop and the third meeting of an interdisciplinary working group concerned with aesthetics, politics, and urbanism in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.

All sessions are free and open to the public.

Location: 211 Dickinson Hall

Brazil LAB: How Can Brazil Avoid Tech Dystopia? On Election Hacking, Digital Identities, and Artificial Intelligence

Thu, Feb 21, 2019, 4:30 pm

A discussion with Ronaldo Lemos (Brazilian legal scholar and visiting professor at the School of International Public Affairs of Columbia University) and Edward Felten (Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs and founding director of Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy).

Location: 144 Louis A. Simpson

PLAS Presents: Rubí Carreño Bolívar: "Cucurrucucú Paloma: Pájaros y Flores en las Letras y Canciones Chilenas, Una Perspectiva de Género"

Wed, Feb 13, 2019, 12:00 pm

Rubí Carreño Bolívar, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Discussant: Rachel Price, Spanish and Portuguese

Location: 216 Burr Hall

Brazil LAB: Activist Laboratory: People-Powered Action in Brazil’s Eroding Democracy

Thu, Feb 7, 2019, 4:30 pm

A discussion with Miguel Lago (Brazilian political scientist and visiting professor at the School of Public Affairs of Sciences Po, Paris) and Stanley Katz (Professor of Public and International Affairs and Director of the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies at the Woodrow Wilson School).

Location: A71 Louis Simpson Building


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