College of Arts and Sciences - Arts and Humanities Inaugural Lectures Presents
Lisa Voigt (Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese)
Representing Brazil in Early Modern Europe
Focusing on print illustrations and theatrical performances of "Brazilians" in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe, this talk offers an overview of two current projects: one explores the recycling and copying of travel account illustrations, and the other the participation of non-European peoples in public festivals through music, dance and performance. Both projects look beyond the category of the exotic to explore how knowledge of the wider world circulated among European publics, including in ways shaped by non-Europeans themselves.
Reception will accompany the lecture. This event is free and open to the public.