Lecture by Dr. Leila Lehnen on Contemporary Indigenous Brazilian Literature and Art

Yesterday, 04/03, we co-sponsored a wonderful lecture by Dr. Leila Lehnen, Associate Professor and Chair of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at Brown University. Dr. Lehnen gave an extremely insightful talk on contemporary Indigenous Brazilian literature and art.

Her lecture addressed the (epistemic and ontological) violence indigenous peoples have been experiencing historically and pointed out the manifold ways in which literary and artistic productions are challenging these legacies and producing knowledge and different subjectivities. Dr. Lehnen’s presentation featured the work of artists and writers such as Abya Yalese, Yacuma Tuxá, Daiara Tukano, Gustavo Caboco, Moara Tupinambá, and others.

Special thanks to Professor Patrícia Martinho Ferreira for organizing this event!

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