CLALS Symposium 2002: Brazilian Popular Culture

Time & Date: Wednesday April 3, 2002 at 1:00 PM

Location: Speaker's Auditorium
Member Sponsors: David McCreery and Héctor Fernández L'Hoeste
Member Sponsor Phone: 404.651.2265

Description Of Event

A full afternoon of lecture and discussion dedicated to the study and appreciation of Brazilian popular culture.

Additional Event Notes

April 3, 2002
1:00 - 7:30 PM

Georgia State University
Speaker's Auditorium in the Student Center


1:00 - 2:30 PM

Chair: Germán Torres

Susan Quinlan, University of Georgia
"Women Write Brazil in the Secon Half of the Twentieth Century"

Simone Osthoff, Penn State University
"Cannibalistic Strategies of the Brazilian Avant-Gardes"

Kate Lyra, actres and screenwriter
"Hip-hp,Rap and Funk in Rio"

2:30 - 2:45 PM
Refreshments served

2:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Chair: Héctor Fernández L'Hoeste

Charles Peronne, University of Florida
"Tropical Sublime: Multipolar Aspects ofInternationalization in Contemporary Brazilian Song"

Christopher Dunnn, Tulan University
"Desbunde: The Music of the Brazilian Counterculture"

Bryan McCann, University of Arkansas
"They Said I Came Back Americanized"

Martha Ulhoa, Instituto Villa Lobos/UNIRIO
"Faroeste Caboclo: Rock and National Identity in Brazil"

4:30 - 4:45 PM
Refreshment served

4:45 - 5:45PM

Chair: Katie Harris

Theodore Young, Florida International University
"International Perspectives on the Brazilian Cinema"

Tete Moraes, Brazilian film maker
"Documentary Film Making in the 1990's"

5:45 - 6:00 PM
Refreshments served

6:00 - 7:30 PM

"O Sonho de Rose 10 anos depois" / "Rose's Dream - 10 Years Later"
Tete Moraes, Director
In Portuguese with English language subtitles

The film follows the lives of the characters of the acclaimed documentary film LAND FOR ROSE (1987), by the same director; and tells the story of 1,500 families of peasants without land who occupied, in 1985, an unproductive farm in the southern state of Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul. Ten years after the shooting of the first film, the director goes back to the same location to find out what happened after they conquered the land and, in a stirring account, shows that most of them managed to turn their dreams into reality. But, what happpened to Rose's dream?

This event is free and open to the general public.