Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Lecture by Pedro Amaral: "Meninas Más, Mulheres Nuas: Adelaide Carraro e Cassandra Rios no panorama literário brasileiro"

January 14th, 2011
3:00 pm

100A Jones Hall, Greenleaf Conference Room

“Meninas Más, Mulheres Nuas: Adelaide Carraro e Cassandra Rios no panorama literário brasileiro”

Pedro Amaral is a poet and literary critics who received his PhD in Brazilian Literature from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). His dissertation focused on the work of two popular female authors, Adelaide Carraro and Cassandro Rios, who have been described as the “greatest pornographers of Brazilian literature.” They were best-selling authors in the 1960s and 1970s and were also among the most censored during the military dictatorship. Pedro Amaral is the author of two books of poetry, Vívido (7 Letras, 1995) and Breve Encontro (Rocco, 2002). He is the editor of Comunicação & Política, one of Brazil’s leading journals in politics, media, and culture. Admission is free of charge. This event is sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Brazilian Studies Program at Tulane University.  For more information please contact Chris Dunn at or 865-5518.

Brazil + People
Colin Crawford
Professor, Director, International Development Studies and Payson Graduate Program for Global Development