Northwestern University

Thu 5:00 PM

Reimagining hemispheric borders: Figurations of the tragic-modern in Sousândrade (1832-1902) and Euclides da Cunha (1866-1902)

When: Thursday, September 28, 2017
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM  

Where: Kresge Hall, 3535, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Jacob Plevin   847.491.4793

Group: Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Category: Academic


Francisco Foot Hardman
(Institut for Language Studies, State University of Campinas-UNICAMP)

Within the broad period between 1820 and 1920, when modernity is consolidated in Brazilian literature and culture, two major poetic-narrative figurations are worth revisiting: The Guesa, by the poet Joaquim de Sousa Andrade 1832-1902), known as Sousândrade, and Judas-Ahshverus, by the essay writer Euclides da Cunha (1866-1909). In their contrasting perspectives, one can identify the ways in which each author perceived some of the impasses of tragic modernity by analyzing the historic and poetic images that link them to the limits of Brazilian nationality, to the ends of Amazonian region and to the interests of global capital.

Professor Francisco Foot Hardman is the author of Trem fantasma: a modernidade na selva and Nem patria nem patrão!, among several other works on Brazilian Modernism and Modernity, the Amazon, anarchism, socialism, Euclides da Cunha, etc.

Made possible through the Vernon Jackson Fund


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