Archives of the Wilderness: Expeditions and Imaginaries in 20th-Century Brazil

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Center for Latin American Studies

Through maps, photographs, and narratives, this talk discusses the production of imaginaries in expeditions undertaken into formerly uncharted areas of twentieth-century Brazil.  It will explore the erasures of the nation, the creation/destruction of landscapes, the invention of blank spaces, and the self-fashioning of expeditionaries. From a contemporary perspective, address the material vestiges and cultural legacies produced by these incursions. 

Beatriz Jaguaribe has a PhD in Comparative Literature from Stanford University. Since 1994, she has been a professor at the School of Communication of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She was a visiting professor at Princeton, The New School for Social Research, New York University, Stanford University, among other academic institutions. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Andrés Bello Chair (NYU), an ICAS fellowship (NYU) and is a researcher at the CNPq in Brazil. Her areas of academic expertise are comparative literature, media studies and urban culture. Among her publications feature the books, Fins de século: cidade e cultura no Rio de Janeiro (1998), Mapa do maravilhoso (2001), O choque do real (2007), Rio de Janeiro: Urban Life through the Eyes of the City (2014). 

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