Annual Hoffman Lecture

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 4:30 pm, Haldeman 41
Reception to follow
This event is free and open to the public!
Sponsored by the Comparative Literature Program

Forms of the Informal: Modernist Poetry, Urbanism, and Street Life in 1920s Brazil
Bruno Carvalho, Dartmouth College, Comparative Literature Program '04 and Princeton University

The protagonists will be the writer Manuel Bandeira, the French planner Alfred Agache, and Le Corbusier.

BIO
Dartmouth College '04, Comparative Literature Program
Ph.D., Harvard University

Bruno Carvalho's research and teaching interests range from the early modern period to the present, and include literature, culture, and the built environment in Latin American and Iberian contexts, with focus on Brazil. He has published widely on topics related to poetry, film, architecture, cartography, city planning, environmental justice, race and racism in publications like Spaces and Flows, Luso-Brazilian Review, Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Remate de Males, revista piauí, piseagrama, Fluvial Metropolis, Daylight & Architecture, The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, and others.  

Carvalho’s Porous City: A Cultural History of Rio de Janeiro (2013) won the Brazilian Studies Association Roberto Reis Book Award in 2014. An expanded edition in Portuguese is forthcoming. Carvalho collaborated on a new museum of the city of Rio de Janeiro. He co-organized a critical edition in Portuguese of United States constitutional documents, which circulated in Brazil and played a role in independence movements (O Livro de Tiradentes: Transmissão atlântica de ideias políticas no século XVIII, 2013). He is co-editor of publications like Occupy All Streets: Olympic Urbanism and Contested Futures in Rio de Janeiro (2016) and Essays on Hilda Hilst: Between Brazil and World Literature (forthcoming). Currently, he is completing Partial Enlightenments: Race, Cities, and Nature in the Luso-Brazilian Eighteenth Century, and working on Brazil’s Imagined Futures: Urban Visions Revisited, on how different designers, writers and artists have imagined urban futures. He is co-editor (with Felipe Correa) of the book series Lateral Exchanges (link is external). 

At Princeton, Bruno Carvalho co-directs the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism & the Humanities, and is associated faculty in the Center for Architecture, Urbanism, and Infrastructure, the Department of African American Studies, the Department of Comparative Literature, the Princeton Environmental Institute, the Program in Latin American Studies, the Program in Urban Studies, and the School of Architecture. He is also a member of various research networks, as well as the Committee for Film Studies, and the Climate Futures Initiative.