Thursday, April 19th, 4-6PM - Brazilian Comics
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum - Will Eisner Seminar Room
This English-speaking presentation of "Brazilian Comics" with Luli Penna is free and open to the campus community. Books will be available for purchase (cash only).
Friday, April 20th, 4-6PM - 21st Century Brazil in Voices, Images, and Letters
Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Hagerty Hall Room 255
This Portuguese-speaking panel, "21st Century Brazil in Voices, Images, and Letters" is free and open to the campus community. Refreshments will be served, and books will be available for purchase (cash only).
Luli Penna is a Brazilian illustrator and cartoonist. She publishes political charges and weekly cartoons in women's magazines, Piauí magazine, and in the newspaper Folha de São Paulo. She is the author of the graphic novel Sem dó (No Pity), which is set in São Paulo in the 1920s. Following the time period of the story, Penna abandons speech ballons as an homage to silent films.
Leonardo Tonus is Maître des Conférences at Sorbonne Université and Chevalier des Palmes Académiques. He curated the exhibit "Oswald de Andrade: passeur anthropophage" (Centre Georges Pompidou) as well as the Salon du Livre de Paris. Tonus is the author of Littérature Brésilienne Contemporaine, Olhar Paris, and Escrever Berlim. In 2018, Tonus published Agora vai ser assim (It will be like this from now on), his first collection of poems.
Natalia Borges Polesso writes weekly chronicles for the newspaper Pioneiro. She is the author of Recortes para álbum de fotografía sem gente (winner of Açorianos Prize) and Amora (winner of the AGE prize in 2016 and the Jabuti prize in 2017, Spanish and Romanian editions). Her most recent short story book, Amora, explores the nuances of homosexual relationships among women.
Alexandre Vidal Porto is the author of the novels Matias na cidade (Matias in the city) and Sergio Y. (winner of the Paraná Literary Prize for Best Novel, English edition by Europa Editions). Diplomat, Harvard-trained lawyer, and human rights activist, Vidal Porto writes a regular column for the newspaper Folha de São Paulo.
OSU Hosts: Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
OSU Sponsors: Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Popular Culture Studies Program, Center for Latin American Studies, SPPO Cultures & Literatures Colloquium and Portuguese Graduate Student Organization
Collaborators: Brazilian and Global Lusophone Studies program of Northwestern University and Sorbonne Université
Organizers: Isis Barra Costa, Ana Carolina dos Santos, Romeu Vieira Foz, and Raphael Palermo dos Santos. Studies of the Portuguese-Speaking World, Department of Spanish and Portuguese