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Speakers: Kenneth Maxwell, Nelson and David Rockefeller Chair in Inter-American Studies, Council of Foreign Relations; Caio Cesar Esteves de Souza, Author, Obras Poéticas de Alvarenga Peixoto, and PhD Candidate, Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University; Junia Ferreira Furtado, Professor of History, Federal University of Minas Gerais
Moderator: Bruno Carvalho, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and African and African American Studies
In order to celebrate the new edition of the Poetic Works of Alvarenga Peixoto published by Harvard graduate student Caio Cesar Esteves de Souza, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies will host a panel on 18th-century Brazilian History and Literature moderated by Bruno Carvalho. Kenneth Maxwell, Júnia Ferreira Furtado, and Caio Cesar Esteves de Souza will join us as panelists. The event will be in English.
Kenneth Maxwell – “Benjamin Franklin, Alvarenga Peixoto, and the Minas Conspirators: What to do about slavery?”
Júnia Ferreira Furtado – “José Joaquim da Rocha maps of Minas Gerais and the Proto-Independence Movement in Colonial Brazil – the Inconfidência Mineira”
Caio Cesar Esteves de Souza – “How the study of a minor author can lead to a reinterpretation of what books and metaphors mean: Alvarenga Peixoto, a case study”
João Marcos Copertino – Graduate coordinator.
This event is being organized by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
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