“Cannibal Angels and Cannibal Modernism”: Professor K. David Jackson to deliver a talk at the Bristol Autumn Art Lectures (University of Bristol-UK)
October 29, 2022
In February, 1922, the Brazilian Week of Modern Art placed the country firmly in the international spotlight. The most important Brazilian impact was felt through the composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, the poet Oswald de Andrade and the painter Tarsila do Amaral. The fruits of their experience – Villa-Lobos’s Parisian concerts, Oswald’s ‘Cannibal Manifesto’ and Tarsila’s canvas ‘Abaporu’ – are the principal legacy of this decisive moment. Professor Jackson’s lecture takes its cue from Oswald, using ‘cannibalism’ as a route into the fluid situation of hybridity and incorporation that marks out the Brazilian strand of Modernism.
Professor Jackson’s digital lecture will be screened live with an in-person introduction and moderated discussion led by Dr Rebecca Kosick, Senior Lecturer in Translation/Co-Director Poetry Institute, University of Bristol, who will also facilitate the Q&A with the audience.
Kenneth David Jackson is professor of Luso-Brazilian literatures and cultures at Yale University. He specialises in Portuguese and Brazilian literatures, modernist movements in literature and other arts, Portuguese literature and culture in Asia, poetry, music, and ethnography.
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