XVII Conference of Southern California Brazilianists

Department: Latin American Studies

Date and Time: February 10, 2018 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

Event Location: HG1010

Event Details

Saturday, February 10, 2018
University of California-Irvine
Humanities Gateway 1010 (Building 611 on UCI Campus Map)


Organized by UCI Latin American Studies and History Department. Sponsored by UCI Humanities Commons, UCI Visual Studies, UCI Spanish and Portuguese, and Soka University of America-International Studies Concentration.


Conference Schedule

9:45: Welcoming Words from Conference Committee

10:00am-11:30 am, Chair: Adriana Johnson, UCI
Juliana M. Zanotto, Social Ecology, UCI: Global Suburbs: “Local and Global Dynamics in the Production of Space in Brazil”
Renato Balbim, UCI Visiting Scholar: “Excluded And Segregated Urban Model. The Housing Policy In Brazil: Overview And Perspectives”
Fabrizio Almeida Marodin, Economics UCI, Marcelo Savino Portugal (UFRS, Brazil): “Central Bank Credibility, Inflation Expectations and the Transmission of Exchange Rate Shocks in Brazil”
Commentator: Steven Topik, UCI

11:45am-1:15pm, Chair: Steven Topik, UCI
Catherine Benamou, Film & Media Studies, UCI: “The ‘Urban Turn’ in Brazilian Millennial Telenovelas:  a Pathway to the Transnational and Translocal?”
Israel Pechstein, Portuguese, University of Wisconsin-Madison: “The Body and Violence in Clarice Lispector’s The Hour of the Star (1977)”
Adriana Johnson, Comparative Literature, UCI: “The unusual case of Eduardo Coutinho's Um dia na vida”.
Commentator: Ben Cowan, History, UC San Diego

1:15-2:30pm, Lunch

2:30-4:00pm, Chair: Alex Borucki, History, UCI
Amy Buono, History of Art and Architecture, UC Santa Barbara: “Shifting Perspectives in Ancient Amazonian Art: Marajó Funerary Urns”
Kittiya Lee, History, California State U. Los Angeles: “Cannibal Theologies in Colonial Portuguese America (1549-1759): Translating the Christian Eucharist as the Tupinambá Pledge of Vengeance”
José Juan Perez Melendez, History, UC Davis: “Shareholder Oligarchies: Companies and the Peopling of Post-Independence Brazil”
Commentator: Ian Read, Soka University

4:30-6:00 pm, Chair: Alex Borucki, UCI
Panel: Textiles, “Microbes, and Photographs: Material Goods and Culture within São Paulo’s Landscape and Brazil’s Early Republic”
Ian Read, History, Soka University: “São Paulo’s ‘Exceptionalism’ and Brazilian Regional Inequality? Consider Disease”
Molly Ball, History, Rochester University: “Please Bring Socks and Paper!: Paulista industrial shortcomings revealed”
Briana Simmons, Art History, Santa Monica College: “The Idyllic Plantation in “Magic Mirrors:” Nineteenth-Century Photography of Brazilian Coffee Fazendas”
Commentator: Jessica Graham, History, UC San Diego


All sessions are free and open to public. For further information contact aborucki@uci.edu

For Humanities Gateway 1010 (HG1010), recommended parking locations are Parking Lot 7 and Mesa Parking Structure. For pricing and permit details, please visit https://www.parking.uci.edu/permits/visitorpermits.cfm.