Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Marcus V. Freitas - "Dois viajantes brasileiros em New Orleans: Dom Pedro II e Adolfo Caminha"

April 22nd, 2013
5 pm

Jones 100a, Greenleaf Conference Room

The Spanish and Portuguese Department presents a talk by Marcus V. Freitas entitled “Dois viajantes brasileiros em New Orleans: Dom Pedro II e Adolfo Caminha.”

Marcus V. Freitas is Professor of Literary Theory at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He is currently serving as the first Fulbright Chair in Brazilian Studies at UMass-Amherst. He holds a Ph.D in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies from Brown University (2000). He is author of eight books, fifteen book chapters, and three dozen articles published in journals over Brazil, Portugal, and the USA. Among his academic books, the most important are Hartt: expeditions in Brazil, 1865-1878 (2001); Charles Frederick Hartt: um naturalista no Império de Pedro II (2002); and Contradições da Modernidade: o jornal Aurora Brasileira (2012). Marcus Freitas is also a poet and an awarded novelist. His crime novel Peixe morto (2008) won the Petrobras Cultural Prize and was finalist for the Sao Paulo Literary Award. For more information, please contact Christopher Dunn (





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