Critical Theory Of The Global South
Fabio Durão, professor of literary theory at UNICAMP – São Paulo.
Presented by the Global Brazil Lab
Date: April 12, Wednesday, at 12 pm
Location: Rubenstein Library, 349
(Lunch will be provided)
How does the place in which research is performed shape the discourse that it engages? What does it mean to study the Global South from the North? What does it mean to study the Global South from a “South within the South”? These are some of the questions UNICAMP Professor Fabio Durão addresses in his article “Critical Theory: Made in Brazil.” Durão puts in perspective recent literary studies carried out in Brazil, by looking at the dialectical method implemented by critic Roberto Schwarz as a reference on and from the South, and then comparing this method to those of similar projects on subaltern and post-colonial studies.
With the objective of encouraging a reappraisal of the methods that are used when theorizing the Global South from the South itself and also from the North, Professor Durão will give a talk on critical theory in the Global Brazil Lab. Following the presentation, there will a Q&A led by Romance Studies PhD students Marcelo Noah and Joseph Mulligan about Latin American literature and theoretical approaches in the Global South.