A Memória Rota/The Broken Memory: A Dialogue with Arcadio-Díaz Quiñones and Pedro Meira-Monteiro

WhenMay 24, 2017 5:00 PM
WhereRosenwald Hall, Room 405
Contact InformationCenter for Latin American Studies
DescriptionThis talk discusses questions of memory, colonialism, and Transamerican translation practices. Pedro Meira-Monteiro, a specialist in Brazilian cultural studies, recently translated into Portuguese a series of essays by the eminent Caribbeanist Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones. These essays were published in Brazil by the prestigious Companhia das Letras under the title A memória rota: ensaios de cultura e política (“The Broken Memory. Essays on Culture and Politics”). This event reflects on the entanglements between cultural production, colonialism, memory, and race that are at the center of Díaz-Quiñones’s work, but also about the ongoing and potential intellectual and political crosscurrents and dialogues between Brazilian and Caribbean Studies.

Discussants:

Dain Borges, History
Agnes Lugo-Ortiz, Romance Languages and Literatures
Victoria Saramago, Romance Languages and Literatures
Mauricio Tenorio, History

Light refreshments will be served.
Free and open to the public.


For more information, please contact Claudia at cgiribaldi@uchicago.edu.

Cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Race Politics and Culture and the Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies program.
CategoriesConferences/Lectures, Discussions, Lectures
Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance.