Lecture by Jaime Ginzburg, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Friday, December 7th
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
112 Folwell Hall
Reception to follow
In Brazil, violence is a recurrent subject in cultural production. From the perspective of the Frankfurt School, the history of violence is related to literature, film, fine arts and music. This presentation will discuss images of the body in Brazilian culture in the XXth century, focusing on how those images can confront the historical impact of authoritarianism and violence.
Professor Jaime Ginzburg is Associate Professor of Brazilian Literature at the University of São Paulo, in Brazil, and is currently a Visiting Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, where he is teaching a graduate seminar on Violence and Democracy. His latest books include, Crítica em tempos de violência. São Paulo: Edusp / Fapesp 2012; Escritas da violência, co-edited with Márcio Seligmann-Silva and Francisco Foot Hardman (Rio de Janeiro: Sette Letras, 2012), Vols. I and II; and Walter Benjamin: rastro, aura e história, co-edited with Sabrina Sedlmayer. Belo Horizonte: Editora UFMG, 2012.