"Dissidence and the Critical Humanities"
(as part of the Willson Research Seminar: Cultural and Linguistic Identity in the Americas)
Dr. Luiz Fernando Valente
Professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies and Comparative Literature, Brown University
Body, Law, and Desire in Guimarães Rosa's Corpo de Baile
Luiz Fernando Valente is Professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies and Comparative Literature at Brown University. A past President of the American Portuguese Studies Association, Professor Valente cofounded the journal Brasil/Brazil, and he has taught as a visiting professor both in Latin America and at institutions in the United States. The author of more than seventy book chapters and articles, Valente’s books include Mundivivências: leituras comparativas de Guimarães Rosa (2011) and História e ficção: convergências e contrastes (2002), and he is currently finishing a monograph on Euclides da Cunha. His presentation represents part of his research into the role of masculinities and patriarchal order in Brazilian fiction.
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