VOLUME 10

 VOLUME 10 (2015)

A VEZ DO BRASIL

 

Volume 10
comentario editorial
perspectives
arquivo
enfoques
en route
arte factu
topographies
travesía crítica
​acknowledgements
​editors & committees
contributors

 

Quando surgiu a ideia de dedicarmos um número de Brújula ao Brasil e aos estudos brasileiros tínhamos em mente a especial circunstância histórica pela qual atravessava “o país do futuro” durante a bonança econômica que definiu os dois períodos da presidência de Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-2010) e as expectativas de crescimento do que iria a ser o primeiro mandato de uma mulher presidente do país, o de Dilma Rousseff (2011-2014).

Os promissores indicadores econômicos e a redução dos índices de pobreza e desigualdade social que caracterizaram o governo Lula fizeram com que o Brasil ganhasse um prestígio e confiança inusitados no cenário internacional desde a presidência de Juscelino Kubitschek (1956-1961). No meio daquele clima de entusiasmo, em 2007 a FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) elegeu o Brasil para organizar a Copa do Mundo 2014 (e por conseguinte a Copa das Confederações no ano prévio) e, posteriormente, em 2009, a cidade do Rio de Janeiro foi escolhida para sediar os Jogos da XXXI Olimpíada (2016) pelo Comitê Olímpico Internacional (COI). Parecia que finalmente o epíteto – “o país do futuro”–, cunhado pelo austríaco Stefan Zweig no título do seu livro Brasilien. Ein Land der Zukunft (1941), iria deixar de ser uma profecia para se tornar uma realidade.

 comentario editorial
 
perspectives
 
arquivo
 
enfoques
 
en route
 
arte factu
 
topographies
 
travesía crítica
 
acknowledgements

We would like to thank the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas for providing financial and logistical support for the journal since its inception.We are likewise very grateful for the work of an exceptional editorial committee, in providing support throughout the editorial process, and in making possible the online publication of the journal for the first time. For this, we would also like to thank the Davis Humanities Institute for providing us with web host

Cover Art
Fotografía: Rodolfo

 
editors & committees

Guest Editors
Macalester College
J. Ernesto Ortiz-Díaz


Editorial Committee
University of California, Davis
Emily Frankel
Miguel García
Alejandro Rossi
David Tenorio

Managing Editor
University of California, Davis
David Tenorio

Peer Review Committee
Macalester College
J. Ernesto Ortiz-Díaz

​Copy Edit
University of California, Davis
Theresa Soussa e Silva Bachmann
Christopher Hale
Miguel García
Emily Frankel
Shelby Jones
Arelis Rivero Cabrera
Alejandro Rossi

Book Reviews Editor
University of California, Davis
David Tenorio

Online Content Editor
University of California, Davis
Alejandro Rossi

 

contributors
Thanks to the following contributors to Brújula Volume 10.
 
COMENTARIO EDITORIAL
J. Ernesto Ortiz-Díaz is an Assistant Professor of Hispanic & Latin American Studies at Macalester College. He teaches Portuguese and classes on Latin America, focusing on Brazil and Luso-Brazilian Studies. He received his PhD in 2011 in Latin American Literatures and Cultures, Designated Emphasis in Classics and Classical Receptions from the University of California, Davis.

PERSPECTIVES
Raymond Robertson is Professor of Economics at Macalester College. His research focuses on the union of international, labor, and development economics. He has published in the American Economic Review, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of International Economics, Review of International Economics, the Journal of Development Economics, and others. He serves on the advisory board at the Center for Global Development and is a member of the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy (ACIEP). He is currently the chair of the US Department of Labor’s National Advisory Committee on Labor Provisions of Free Trade Agreement (NAC). His current work focuses on the effects of the ILO’s Better Work program in Cambodia and other countries, as well as other issues relating to the effects of globalization on workers. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas after spending a year in Mexico as a Fulbright Scholar.

ARQUIVO
Leopoldo M. Bernucci is The Russell F. and Jean H. Fiddyment Chair in Latin American Studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UC Davis. He earned his Ph.D. degree, specializing in Spanish language and Latin American literature, from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1986. He has taught at various institutions, including Yale University, the University of Colorado-Boulder, the University of São Paulo (Brazil), Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (Mendoza, Argentina), and the University of Texas at Austin. He is author, co-author, and editor of numerous essays and the following scholarly books on colonial, 19th– and 20th-centtury Spanish American and Brazilian literature and culture: Historia de un malentendido (on Mario Vargas Llosa’sLa guerra del fin del mundo, 1989), A imitação dos sentidos: prógonos, contemporâneos e epígonos de E. da Cunha (1995), Hispanic America, Brazil, and the Caribbean: Comparative Approaches (1998), Os sertões (annotated 5th edition),Discurso, Ciência e Controvérsia em Euclides da Cunha (2008), and Poesia Reunida de Euclides da Cunha (2009), Homenaje a Cedomil Goic: Literatura a ciencia cierta(2010). He has recently completed a critical study of the novel La vorágine (1924), by the Colombian writer José Eustasio Rivera, and its connections with a corpus of Brazilian ethnographic and fictional texts. Bernucci is the founder and coordinator of the Luso-Brazilian Studies section in Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UC Davis. Presently he is a member of UC Davis College of Letters & Science Executive Committee, and HArCS Steering Committee Chair.

Brigitte Thierion is an Associate Professor at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, where she teaches Brazilian literature and civilization. Her research focuses on the Amazonia, its myths, descriptions, representations and also its cultural aspects in literature and travelogues in 19th and 21st Centuries.  Through a comparative approach, she explores the representations of earth and people in historical and contemporary Brazilian and Quebecois narratives.  Her latest publication is the translation from Portuguese into French of Márcio Souza’s work Teatro indígena do Amazonas (1979)/ Théâtre indigène de l’Amazone (2014).

ENFOQUES
Krista Brune is a graduate student in Spanish and Portuguese at UC Berkeley. Recipient of a 2007 Fulbright scholarship to Brazil, her research interests include modern Brazilian literature and culture, the relationship between art and politics, and the role of public intellectuals in Latin America.

Diana Budur holds a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology at Princeton University, where her studies focus on Romani honor and shame values, gender inequalities and cultural policies in Brazil. She has conducted fieldwork in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Rodrigo Cerqueira é pós-doutorando no Departamento de Sociologia da Universidade de São Paulo e bolsista Fapesp. Atualmente, está em estágio de pesquisa na Universidade da Califórnia, Davis. Ele recebeu seu doutorado da UNICAMP, Brasil. Sua tese, intitulada “Educação pela máscara: literatura e revolução burguesa no Brasil”, estuda as transformações formais por que passou o romance brasileiro durante seu período de consolidação. Interessa-se ainda por teoria e crítica literária, sobre as quais escreveu sua dissertação de mestrado: “Memória, crítica e narração: um estudo dos textos memorialísticos de Antonio Candido.”

Marina Haizenreder Ertzogue é doutora em História Social pela USP (Universidade de São Paulo). Professora do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Ambientais da Universidade Federal do Tocantins – UFT. Pesquisadora do CNPq (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico). Co-Autora do Livro:  História e Sensibilidade. 2006. Marcelo Santos Rodrigues é doutor em História Social pela USP e professor adjunto do departamento de História da Universidade Federal do Tocantins, pesquisador do Centro de Documentação Histórica da UFT e a área de investigação é História da América com publicação de artigos sobre a Guerra da Tríplice Aliança.

Cecília Rodrigues is a doctoral Candidate in the Spanish and Portuguese Department at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her research interests include Contemporary Brazilian Literature with a focus on identity issues, literary configurations in the 21stcentury, and the reception of Brazilian literature in translation.

 
Brent Smith-Casanueva is a graduate student in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of New Mexico. His research interests include contemporary US and Latin American film, globalization, and Marxian and postcolonial theory. His paper “Re-narrating Globalization: Hybridity and Resistance in Amores Perros, Santitos and El Jardín del Edén” was recently published in Rupkatha Journal.

EN ROUTE
Carla Buj realizó sus estudios Terciarios en el área de Turismo Internacional y Nacional, para luego abocarse por completo al área de lengua cursando sus estudios Universitarios en la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, siendo Becada por la UNCUYO y la UNISINOS (Brasil) Universidade do Vale do Rio Sinos, São Leopoldo RS 2012. Actualmente se desempeña como docente de Educación Superior de Portugués Lengua Extranjera y es colaboradora de la Agencia Internacional de noticias Pressenza. Activa difusora de la Lengua Portuguesa mediante artículos periodísticos, disertaciones y conferencias. Militante y defensora de los Derechos Humanos y los principios de la metodología de la No-Violencia Activa mediante el Humanismo Universalista.

ARTE FACTU
Tathianna Nunes es periodista y productora cultural. Realizó estudios de maestría en Comunicación Social en la Universidad Federal de Pernambuco, donde estudió la crítica periodística a la obra de João Câmara Filho.

TOPOGRAPHIES
Alexandre de Lima Graduated in History at Methodist University of Piracicaba (UNIMEP, Brazil – 1996), Master in Literary Theory and History at State University of Campinas (UNICAMP, Brazil – 2004) and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin, U.S.A. – 2011) with the diploma validated by the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR, Brazil – 2013). I have experience as a History, Literature and Language (English and Spanish) teacher as well as in cultural, social and intellectual studies, with a focus on the history of knowledge and the influence of modern science in the literary and political field of the nineteenth century. My most recent article was published by LOTUS (No. 38/2015), an academic journal from Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), whose title is “Afrânio Peixoto: o embate entre a medicina e a literature acerca do conhecimento médico no início do século XX”. I am currently an English teacher, FAPESP advisor, and a Law Student.

TRAVESÍA CRÍTICA
Sophia Beal is Assistant Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Minnesota.  Her research focuses on literary and cultural analysis within the Portuguese-speaking world, primarily analyzing questions related to public space, identity, and urban development.  From 2010 to 2012, she was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at Tulane University in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, affiliated with the Program for African and African Diaspora Studies. Her book Brazil under Construction: Fiction and Public Works is forthcoming with Palgrave Macmillan in the Fall of 2013. She has published articles in the Luso-Brazilian ReviewHispaniaRevista EscritosPensares em Revista, and other academic journals, as well as contributing chapters about Lusophone literature to critical editions. She earned her PhD in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies from Brown University in 2010.

Consuelo Y. Cervantes is Visiting Professor at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. Her main field of study is Latin American Contemporary Literature and Culture, with an emphasis on Mexico. She is currently working on her dissertation project, which examines the construction and representation of urban pícaro figures from a queer theoretical framework in the novels El vampiro de la Colonia Roma by Mexican writer Luis Zapata, and Al Diablo la maldita primavera by Colombian author Alonso Sánchez Baute. Her research interests include women and gender studies, the intersections between cultural and literary studies, body and bio-politics. Along the vein of this latter, she is particularly involved in analyzing Latin America’s cultural production through the lens of fat body studies.

Rafael Climent-Espino es doctor en literatura latinoamericana por Purdue University. Su tesis sobre novela iberoamericana de la segunda mitad del siglo XX toma como eje teórico los estudios sobre materialidad del texto y crítica genética. Ha desarrollado su labor docente en instituciones académicas de Hungría, Portugal y EE.UU. y publicado artículos relacionados con la literatura hispánica y brasileña en revistas especializadas. En la actualidad, es profesor asistente de español y portugués en Baylor University.

Lydia Huerta Moreno received her PhD in Literatures and Cultures in Portuguese and Spanish from the University of Texas.  Her areas of research interest include: Spanish for Heritage Learners, identity politics, violence, ethics, sex-trafficking, and globalization through the analysis of Chicano/a, Mexican, Spanish, and Brazilian contemporary literature, film, and art.


Naomi Pueo Wood is Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. She specializes in twentieth and twenty-first century Caribbean and Brazilian cultural studies and queer theory. Her current research focuses on the intersection of African diaspora, gender, and performance studies in literature and choreography. Her edited volume, Brazil on the World Stage: Culture, Politics, and Nationalism in the 21st Century, is forthcoming with Lexington Books.