Lúcia Sá (University of Manchester)

Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 6.00-7.30pm, Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

In this paper, Prof Lúcia Sá discusses the depiction of women in urban spaces by Brazilian media, with particular attention to the television series ‘Alice’ (2008) directed by Karim Aïnouz. It will examine the series’ contrast between the planned city (Palmas, Tocantins) and the chaotic city (São Paulo).

Lúcia Sá is Professor in Brazilian Cultural Studies at the University of Manchester. Prof Sá’s research currently focuses on the city in Brazil and Spanish America from 19th century to the present and etnhopoetics and native cultures in Brazil and South American lowlands. Her recent publications include Literaturas da Floresta (Editora da Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro (EdUERJ), 2012), Life in the Megalopolis: Mexico City and Sao Paulo (Questioning Cities Series) (Routledge, 2007) and Rain Forest Literatures: Amazonian Texts and Latin American Culture (University of Minnesota Press, 2004).

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