MARC Talks - Alice in the Megalopolis: women and urban spaces in recent Brazilian media
|Starts:||12:30 30 Apr 2014|
|Ends:||14:00 30 Apr 2014|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Environment, Education and Development|
|Who is it for:||Adults, Alumni, Current University students|
Alice in the Megalopolis: women and urban spaces in recent Brazilian media
This talk will focus on the depiction of women in urban spaces by Brazilian media, with particular attention to the television series ‘Alice’ (2008) directed by Karim Ainouz. It will examine the series’ contrast between the planned city (Palmas, Tocantins) and the chaotic city (São Paulo).
About the MARC talks!
The Manchester Architecture Research Centre (MARC) 2014 Spring Research Seminar Series features the architecture and/or city related work of colleagues from across The University of Manchester. It offers an opportunity for cross-disciplinary discussion and exchange between faculty and PhD researchers. Talks take place on Wednesdays, 12.30-2.00pm.
Twitter: @MARC_manchester #MARCtalks
Role: Professor of Brazilian Cultural Studies
Organisation: University of Manchester
Biography: 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 the 19th century to the present and ethnopoetics and native cultures in Brazil and the South American lowlands. Her recent publications include Literaturas da Floresta (Editora da Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro, 2012), Life in the Megalopolis: Mexico City and Sao Paulo (Routledge, 2007) and Rain Forest Literatures: Amazonian Texts and Latin American Culture (University of Minnesota Press, 2004).
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