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April 14, 2016

Brazilian author Salgado Maranhão and his translator Alexis Levitin

Monday, April 18th, RL, LAS and Translation Studies will host Brazilian Poet Salgado Maranhão and translator Alexis Levitin on our campus. We will have a Brown Bag @ 12pm at the Mills International Center and a public bilingual reading/discussion at 4:30pm at the Browsing Room in the Knight Library. I hope you can join us for some of these event! Find below a short bio on both Salgado Maranhão and Alexis Levitin.
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Salgado Maranhão won the prestigious Prêmio Jabuti in 1999 with Mural of Winds. In 2011, The Color of the Word won the Brazilian Academy of Letters highest poetry award. In 2014, the Brazilian PEN Club chose his recent collection, Mapping the Tribe, as best book of poetry for the year. In 2015 the Brazilian Writers Union gave him first prize, again for The Color of the Word. His newest book is Opera of Nos, launching in September in Rio de Janeiro. In addition to ten books of poetry, he has written song lyrics and made recordings with some of Brazil’s leading jazz and pop musicians. His work has appeared in numerous magazines in the USA, including Bitter Oleander, BOMB, Cream City Review, Dirty Goat, Florida Review, Massachusetts Review, and Spoon River Poetry Review. Here in the USA, he is represented by two bilingual collections of poetry: Blood of the Sun (Milkweed Editions, 2012) and Tiger Fur (White Pine Press, 2015).
Alexis Levitin’s thirty-nine books of translation include Clarice Lispector’s Soulstorm and Eugenio de Andrade’s Forbidden Words, both from New Directions. Recent books include Salgado Maranhão’s Blood of the Sun (Milkweed Editions, 2012), Eugenio de Andrade’s The Art of Patience (Red Dragonfly Press, 2013), Ana Minga’s Tobacco Dogs (The Bitter Oleander Press, 2013), Santiago Vizcaino’s Destruction in the Afternoon (Diálogos Books, 2015), Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen’s Exemplary Tales (Tagus Press, 2015) and Salgado Maranhão’s Tiger Fur (White Pine Press, 2015). In 2012, Levitin and Maranhao completed a three month reading tour of the USA, visiting over fifty colleges and other institutions. In tre spring of 2016, they will be reading from Blood of the Sun and Tiger Fur in the Northeast, the Midwest, and the West Coast.

February 18, 2014

Carnevale 2014, February 17th-21st

French, Italian, and Portuguese faculty from the Romance Languages Department will lead a week long series of events to celebrate Carnevale 2014.  All events will be held in the Global Scholars Hall on the University of Oregon campus.  Learn to cook French Liege Waffles!  Learn to dance the Capoeira! Watch a movie!

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May 1, 2013

Brazil: Culture, Race, and Politics- Spring Speaker Series

Spring 2013 Latin American Studies Spring Speaker Series on “Brazil: Culture, Race, and Politics” kicks off on Monday, May 6.  View the complete schedule below for details about this comprehensive series of events.  Questions?  Contact Carlos Aguirre in the Latin American Studies Department at: caguirre@uoregon.edu

Brazil: Culture, Race, and Politics Complete Schedule

Monday, May 6:
“Black Women Against the Land Grab: The Fight for Racial Justice in Brazil”
Keisha-Khan Perry (Brown University)
3:30 p.m., Browsing Room, Knight Library

Thursday, May 9:
“Democracy, Development, and the Puzzling Success of Brazil”
Peter Kingstone (King’s College London)
4:00 p.m., 112 Lillis

Thursday, May 16:
“Speaking of Flowers: Commemorating 1968 Military Brazil”
Victoria Langland (UC Davis)
3:30 p.m., Browsing Room, Knight Library

Thursday, May 23:
“Beyond the Punishment Paradigm: Mapping Africa and Brazil During Samba’s ‘Golden Age’ (1920s-1940s)”
Marc Hertzman (Columbia University)
3:30 p.m., 240C McKenzie




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