NB: last updated info at end.
Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Stanford University
Visiting Professor Spring 2004
Outside doctoral committees Tulane University, 2003-04
University of California Berkeley, 2003
University of California Irvine, 2004-05
Fellowships / Research Awards
In O Estado de São Paulo, April 28, 2001. Caderno 2, p. 3. With co-ed. Christopher Dunn.
In José Carlos Sebe Bom Meihy, A colônia
vida acadêmica e história oral. São Paulo: Nova
Stella, 1990. 445-456.
Reviews / Review Articles
Of Dossiê Guimarães Rosa, special issue of O eixo e
a roda [UFMG], Hispanic Research Journal [University of London] 9.3
Of Dossiê poesia concreta 50 anos, special issue of O eixo e a roda [UFMG], Hispanic Research Journal [University of London] 8.4 (2007), 380-81.
Of Haroldo de Campos: A Dialogue with the Brazilian Concrete Poet. Ed. K. David Jackson. Luso Brazilian Review 43.1 (2006), 133-36.
Of Célia Pedrosa, mais poesia hoje. Luso Brazilian Review vol. 38, no. 1 (2001), 150-153.
Of Arnaldo Antunes, dois ou mais corpos no mesmo espaço. Poesia Sempre 11 (1999), 248- 251.
Of Chris Mc Gowan and Ricardo Pessanha, The Brazilian Sound. Luso Brazilian Review vol. 31, no. 1 (1994), 135-136.
Of Robert Levine et al. video, Canudos Revisited. Luso Brazilian Review vol. 29, no. 1 (1992), 128-129.
Of Peter Manuel, Popular Musics of the Non-Western World. Popular Music vol. 10, no. 1 (1991), 98-102.
"Brazil Projects." Latin American Music Review vol. 9, no. 2 (1988), 249-259.<>"Recent Publications on Brazilian Song/Popular Music." Latin American Music Review vol. 11, no. 1 (1990), 95-102.
"Letra, Letras, América, Américas:
Inter-relações de espaços e gêneros
discursivos." Closing day of VII SALIPI (Salão
Literário do Piaui), Teresina, PI. June 14, 2009.
"Insularity, Invention, and Interface: Brazil & Lyric
In the Americas." 12th Annual Carolina Conference on Romance
Literatures. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
March 25, 2006.
"Beholding a 'Towering Giant': Culture, Civilization, and
Links in Latin America's Largest Nation." 11th Annual Latin
American Studies Symposium. Birmingham Southern College. Birmingham,
Scheduled for April 5, 2003.
Invited Lectures and Seminars"Interfaces: Invention, Insularity, Brazilian Lyric In/and the Americas. ”Symposium Brazilian Literature in Inter-American Context. Brown University. May 2, 2009.
“Inter-Arts-Inter-Alia; Brazilian & USAmerican Lyric.” Brazil at Large Group. Center for Modern and Contemporary Studies. UCLA. May 21, 2004.
“A Unique Second Person: Local and Cosmopolitan Reflections in Hallucinated City.” Department of Spanish and Portuguese. University of California, Irvine. May 12, 2004.
“The Island of Brazil: From Fantastic to Futuristic.” Brazil Week (featured lecture). Stanford University. May 5, 2004. With Alessandra Squina Santos.
“Brazil Beat: Jazz, Rock, Film & More in Recent Lyric.” Department of Spanish and Portuguese. University of California, Berkeley. April 28, 2004.
“Insular Outreach Moveable Outlook: Transamerican Currents in Recent Brazilian Lyric.” Workshop on Contemporary Poetry and Poetics. Stanford University. April 22, 2004.
“Brazil-USA: Transamerican Poetics, Popular Music, and Polemics.” Brazil Research Cluster. University of California, Santa Cruz. April 19, 2004.
"Bebop>Kaos-Triphop<Chaos: Tropicalist Aesthetics and Transamerican Deployments." Department of Music. University of California, Berkeley. December 1, 2003.
"Anamorfose Arlequinal: Perceptions of an Axial Multiple Self of Brazilian Modernism." Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University. Cambridge, Mass. October 2, 2002.
" Que se danem ou não: Interrogations of Luso-Brazilian Culture/Civilization and Interrelations of Literature." Special conference on Luso-Brazilian Studies in the New Millenium. University of Wisconsin, Madison. June 15, 2002.
"Tropical Sublime: Multipolar Aspects of Internationalization in Brazilian Song." Symposium on Brazilian Art, Film, and Music. Georgia State University. Atlanta, Ga. April 3, 2002.
"Urban Representations: São Paulo and the Cosmopolitan Imagination." Second inaugural lecture. Center for Latin American Studies. University of Miami. April 6, 2001.
"Insularity and Outreach: Contemporary Brazilian Lyric in Transamerican Perspective." Brazil Week Literature Symposium. University of Texas, Austin. March 28, 2001.
"Self and City in Paulicéia Desvairada." 2001 Karina P. Lago Memorial Lecture. Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies. Brown University. March 8, 2001.
"Chiclete com Banana: Brazilian Popular Music and Globalization." Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture. University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. March 7, 2001
"Transamerican Reflections in/on Lyric and Popular Music." Colloquium Five Hundred Years of Brazil: Global and Cultural Perspectives. University of Georgia. February 11, 2000.
Introduction, presentation and panelist of "The Bossa Nova and Cool Jazz" in the series Música de las Américas: A Tradition of Mutual Enrichment. The Smithsonian Institute, Center for Latino Initiatives. Washington D.C., June 26, 1999.
" 'Erudite’ Popular Culture: A Singular Brazilian Case." NEH Latin American Identity Focus seminar. University of Scranton, April 15, 1999.
"Bananas On My Head / In My Mind: Brazilian Popular Music in the International Gaze/Gauge." University of South Louisiana, International Week, Latin American/Francophone Studies. April 26, 1999; University of Scranton, April 15, 1999.
"Poesia brasileira contemporânea III: uma visão desde fora." Segunda Bienal Internacional de Poesia. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil. November 10, 1998.
"Interrelações contemporâneas: literatura, música popular brasileira, e transações hemisféricas." Faculdade de Música. Universidade Estadual de São Paulo, Campinas, SP, Brazil. October 29, 1998; Instituto Villa-Lobos, Universidade do Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, November 16, 1998.
"A recepção da obra de João Guimarães Rosa." Faculdade de Letras. Universidade Federal do Ceará. Fortaleza, CE, Brazil. September 23, 1998.
"Faces da poesia brasileira contemporânea." Faculdade de Letras. Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brasil. August 7, 1998.
"Seven Faces of Word-Image /Art in Brazil." New Visions Festival. South Florida Arts Center. Miami Beach, FL. November 10, 1996.
"Visible Voices: Concretism, Visual Poetry, and Brazilian Popular Music." New Visions Festival. Bass Museum of Art. Miami Beach, FL.September 23, 1995.
"Tom Zé and the Tropicalist Experience." Bass Museum of Art. Miami Beach, FL. March 11, 1995.
"VIVA VAIA: Understanding Augusto de Campos." Center for Fine Arts. Miami, FL. March 20, 1994.
"Spirits of Encounter: Literature, Ethnicity and the Popular Music of Brazil, 1985-1992." Indiana University, Brazil Week. February 24, 1992.
"O impacto de Oswald de Andrade na poesia e na canção brasileiras dos anos 60/80."
Fulbright regional researcher lecture tour, Brazil: College of Letters, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Dec. 5, 1991; School of Music, University of Brasília, DF, Nov. 29, 1991; Foundation Casa de Jorge Amado, Salvador, BA, October 24, 1991; College of Letters, Federal University Paraíba, João Pessoa. PB, Oct. 21, 1991; College of Letters, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, CE, Oct.17, 1991; College of Liberal Arts, Catholic University of Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Oct. 3, 1991.
"MPB e a série literária." Seminar for the graduate program in Brazilian literature. Federal University of Paraíba, João Pessoa, PB, Brazil. October 22, 1991.
"A poesia da canção brasileira." College of Letters. Univ. Utrecht, Netherlands. May 14, 1991.
"Disciplines and Constraints: Ps and Qs of MPB." Center for Caribbean and Latin American Studies. University of Utrecht, Netherlands. May 13, 1991.
"Sons e sentidos." College of Letters, Université Stendahl III, Grenoble, France. May 7, 1991.
"25 Years of Brazilian Popular Music: Society, Politics and Culture." Columbia University Brazil Seminar. May 10, 1990 (at NYU).
"Brazilian Popular Music: Pop, Politics, Populism and Poetry." Florida Endowment for the Humanities Series "Other Voices: Film and Literature from Africa, India and Latin America." Miami-Dade Public Library. April 22, 1989.
"Contemporary Brazilian Popular Music" (Master Class). Florida
Institute. Symposium on U.S. Brazil Relations. November 19, 1987. Miami
Dade Community College.
Papers Presented at Professional Conferences and Meetings
"Of Anthologies and Antennae: Brazilian Poetry toward the
Turn of the Millennium." MLA Modern Language Association.
December 29, 2008. San Francisco, CA.
Programmed: "Lyric and Landings: Brazil in the Transamerican Imagination." APSA American Portuguese Studies Association VI. October 9, 2008. Yale University.
"Intersections of Literature and Popular Culture in Transamerican Poetics." Antônio Vieira & Futures of Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies. May 3, 2008. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
"Counting Anthropophagic Scripts: Textual Navigations and Oswaldian Prescience." BRASA Brazilian Studies Association IX. March 30, 2008. Tulane University.
"Further to 'A Linguagem do Iauaretê' and Transcendence." AATSP-MLA joint session-Guimarães Rosa in the 21st Century. MLA Modern Language Association. December 27, 2007. Chicago, Ill.
Accepted: "O rock 'n' roll da poesia and other inept/apt metaphors of concrete experience." Brazil section. LASA Latin American Studies Association. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
"Stages of the World: Polylingual Play in Caetano
Cantor." BRASA Brazilian Studies Association VIII. October
15, 2006. Vanderbilt University.
"Women's Voices in Brazilian Transamerican Lyric." APSA American Portuguese Studies Association V. October 7, 2006. University of Minnesota.
"Lyric-Epic Sequences, Hemispheric Modes.” MLA Modern Language Association. December 30, 2005. Washington D.C.
"An I-thou Configuration as Reflector in Hallucinated City." American Portuguese Studies Association IV. Scheduled for October 4, 2004. University of Maryland.
"Dolce Vita: Figuração sono-gráfica em Onde andará Dulce Veiga?" BRASA Brazilian Studies Association VII. June 10, 2004. Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
"Dialogue and Defiance: Drummond and His Contemporaries." Modern Language Association. December 27, 2003. San Diego, CA.
"A Practical Discussion about Reading the Poetries of the Americas: What? Why? How? " Division on Poetry. Modern Language Association. December 30, 2003. San Diego, CA.
"Banda Hispânica: Brazilian Hispanic Links in Transamerican Poetics." Scheduled for Latin American Studies Association. March 27, 2003. Dallas, Tx.
"Signs of Intercourse: Material Poetry and Erotic Imperatives." Modern Language Association. December 29, 2002. New York, NY.
"Insularity and Outreach in Contemporary Brazilian Lyric." Brazilian Studies Association VI. April 5, 2002. Atlanta, GA.
"Critical Projections and Receptions of Paulicéia Desvairada." Mid-American Conference on Hispanic Literatures. October 5, 2001. University of Kansas, Lawrence.
"Bebop, Triphop, Kaos, Chaos: Internationalization in the Origins, Practices, and Deployments of Tropicalism." International Council for the Study of Traditional Music. July 6, 2001. Rio de Janeiro.
"Cidade: An Urban Imperative in Modern Brazilian Lyric." Modern Language Association. December 27, 2000. Washington D.C.
"The Semi-millenial Scope of Tropicalismo." Brazilian Studies Association V. Recife. June 18, 2000.
Proposals accepted: "Transamerican Poetics: Local, Hemispheric, Cosmopolitan, or Global(ized)." Symposium on Cultural Critique and the Globalization of Capital. "Internationalization in Popular Music." Symposium Research Trends Resources and Communication: Latin American Studies into the 21st Century. 50th Congress of Americanists. Warsaw, Poland. July 9-14, 2000.
"Rhythms in Transit: Internationalization in Brazilian Popular Music." Staging Identity: Latin American Music and Dance. 49th annual conference on Latin American Studies. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. February 26, 2000.
"De/myth/mystification: Orfeu and the Brazilian Filmic Imagination." On the Edge of Time, FSU Film and Literature Conference. Tallahassee, FL. January 29, 2000.
"A recepção da obra rosiana na América do Norte: tradução, crítica e ensino." Seminário Internacional João Guimarães Rosa. Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil. Aug. 24, 1998.
"Myth, Melopeia, and Mimesis: Black Orpheus and Early Internationalization of Brazilian Popular Music." Brazilian Studies Association. Washington D.C. Nov. 14, 1997.
"Don’t Look Back: A Mythico-Ethnomusicological Approach to Black Orpheus." Fifth Conference on Latin American Popular Culture. New Orleans, LA. October 20, 1996.
"Florida Portuguese Language Development Group: Local and National Perspectives." American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Orlando, FL. August 10, 1996.
"Imagery and Sound: Historical Contrasts of MPB 60/90." American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese / Brazilian Studies Association. San Diego, CA. August 10, 1995.
"Mutatis Mutandis: A Brazilian Response to a Postmodern Dilemma." American Comparative Literature Association session. Modern Language Association. San Diego, CA. Dec. 27, 1994.
"Balancing Acts: Nationalism in Mid-Century Vanguards." Latin American Studies Association. Atlanta, GA. March 10, 1994.
"Positing Places in a Post- Environment." Modern Language Association. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. December 28, 1993.
"Participação and the Politics of Poetry in the 1960s." Modern Language Association. New York, NY. December 29, 1992.
"Visuality in Brazilian Poetry 1960-1990." New England Council of Latin American Studies. University of New Hampshire. October 27, 1990.
"Oswald, Tropicalismo e Afins." Centenary of Oswald de Andrade. One Hundred Years of Invention: The Modern Tradition in Latin American Literature. University of Texas at Austin. January 26, 1990.
"Music, Graphics and Bi-lingualism in Brazilian Poetry." Luso Brazilian Literature in International Context, special comparative session. Modern Language Association. Washington, D.C. December 28, 1989. With Craig Saper.
"Song Text as Poetry (?): Practice and Problems in the Case of Brazil." Modern Language Association. New Orleans, LA. December 29, 1988.
"Decades of Transfer: Bossa Nova (1960s) and Brazilian Wave (1980s)." Meeting of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music. Yale University. September 30, 1988.
"Poetics of Performance and Levels of Appeal in Milton Nascimento." 46th International Congress of Americanists. Free University. Amsterdam, Netherlands. July 4, 1988.
"Changing of the Guard: A Contrastive Analysis of Brazilian Rock Phenomena." Latin American Studies Association. New Orleans, LA. March 19, 1988.
"Thirty Years War: Concretismo e Contrários 1956-1986." Modern Language Association. San Francisco, CA. December 29, 1987.
"Folk and Vanguard Directions of Popular Music."New England Council of Latin American Studies. Williams College. October 10, 1987.
"Chico Buarque: Musical Dramatics and Dramatic Musicality." Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. University of Kentucky. April 23, 1987.
"Bossa Nova: Home and Abroad." Latin American Studies Association. Boston, MA. October 23, 1986.
"Open Mike: MPB and Abertura." First Conference on Latin American Popular Culture. Tulane University. April 10, 1986.
"Veloso and Vocalization of the Vanguard." Conference on Transformations of Literary Language in Latin American Literature: From Machado de Assis to the Vanguards. The University of Texas at Austin. March 1, 1986.
"Brazilian Poetry of the 1970s." South Atlantic Modern Language Association. Atlanta. Nov. 1985.
"Popular Poetry in Passage in Grande Sertão: Veredas."
Latin American Studies Association. Albuquerque, NM. April, 1985.
Participations in Sessions & Panels at Professional Conferences and Meetings as
*Organizer* (marked with *
Discussant (Respondent), Chair, and/or Moderator
Estudos brasileiros/estudos culturais; aproximações e divergências, Moderator; Música-Raça-Cultura, Chair; * Poética Contemporânea II * Organizer and chair. BRASA Brazilian Studies Association VII. June 10-11-12, 2004. PUC-RJ. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
A Panel Discussion with Milton Hatoum. Division of Literatures, Cultures and Languages. Stanford University. May 19, 2004.
“Poetry and Politics?” Mantis Panel at Stanford Humanities Center. April 27, 2004. Moderator and respondent.
A Panel Discussion with Moacyr Scliar. Division of Literatures, Cultures and Languages. Stanford University. April 23, 2004.
* Dialogue and Defiance: Drummond and His Contemporaries.* Scheduled for Modern Language Association. San Diego, CA. December, 2003. Organizer and chair.
"Orfeu negro" and "Orfeu". A panel discussion for Brazil Week. University of Texas, Austin. March 30, 2001. Invited panelist.
"Literature and Culture." The Study of Brazil in the United States: Trends and Perspectives 1945-2000. Washington D.C. Dec. 3, 2000. Initiative of the Brazilian Embassy. Invited discussant.
* The Relics of Brazil: Tropicalismo and the Historical Gaze."* BRASA, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. June 18-21, 2000. Organizer and chair.
Revitalizing and Internationalizing Brazilian Music and Dance. Staging Identity Latin American Music and Dance. 49th annual conference on Latin American Studies. University of Florida, Gainesville.. February 26, 2000. Invited moderator.
*Dialectics of Internationalization of Brazilian Popular Music.* BRASA. Washington D.C. Nov. 12-15, 1997. Organizer with John Murphy and chair.
A problemática social na obra de Chico Buarque. Fourth Annual Seminar on Brazilian Culture. Miami, FL. September 25-26, 1997. Invited moderator and discussant.
* Representations of Representations of Women in Latin American Arts.* Latin American Studies Association. Guadalajara, Mexico. April 19, 1997. Organizer and discussant.
Brokered Identities: The Cultural Politics of Latino Representations and Self-Representations. Fifth Conference on Latin American Popular Culture. New Orleans, LA. Oct. 20, 1996. Ad hoc moderator.
* Navigating Modernity: Writing Brazilian Women Writing.* Latin American Studies Association. Washington, D.C. September 28, 1995. Organizer and chair.
New Performance in Brazil. New Visions Festival. Bass Museum of Art. Miami Beach, FL. September 23, 1995. Roundtable panelist.
* Translation, Internationalization, and Critical Reception: A Roundtable Discussion.* Modern Language Association. San Diego, CA. December 27, 1994. Organizer and moderator.
A Poesia . First Annual Seminar on Brazilian Culture: O Banquete Oficial. Miami, FL. September 18, 1994. Invited moderator and discussant.
A Música Brasileira. First Annual Seminar on Brazilian Culture: O Banquete Oficial. Miami, FL. September 17, 1994. Invited moderator and discussant.
* Florida Portuguese Language Development Group.* Brazil Looks to the Future. Orlando, FL. April 15-16, 1994. Organizer with Richard Sansone and chair.
* Modernist and Post-Modernist Poetics.* Modern Language Association. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dec. 28, 1993. Organizer and chair.
Music and Migration: Haiti and Brazil. Discussant. Latin American Studies Association. Arlington, VA. April 5, 1991. Discussant.
*Machado de Assis and His Contemporaries.* Modern Language Association. Washington D.C. Dec. 29, 1989. Organizer.
* Modes and Moods of Representation in Recent Brazilian Fiction.* Latin American Studies Association. Miami, FL. December 5, 1989. Organizer and chair.
* Perspectives on Latin American Popular Music.* Latin American Studies Association. New Orleans, LA. March 19, 1988. Organizer and chair.
*Experiments in Detection in Latin American Fiction* (special session). Modern Language Association. San Francisco, CA. December 28, 1987. Organizer with Maria Tai Wolff.
*Popular Culture and Vanguard in Brazil.* New England Council of Latin American Studies. Williams College. October 10, 1987. Organizer and chair.
* Interrelations of Contemporary Latin American Song.* Latin American Studies Association. Boston, MA. October 23, 1986. Organizer and chair.
Lectures and Presentations
Interviews: TVE Rio de Janeiro "Semana da Poesia"
(air: October 2008), TVC Rio de Janeiro "Livros na mesa"
(air: September 2008).
Reading and launch. Tigertail, A South Florida Poetry Annual. Books and Books. Coral Gables, FL. April 24, 2008.
Warrior Saints in Portuguese and Brazilian Domains." Annual MEMS
Conference. University of Florida / Thomas Center, Gainesville,
FL. Scheduled for January 30, 2007.
"Stages of Brazilian Popular Music and Internationalization." Class lecture in New World Jealousy: Othello in the Americas. University of California, Berkeley. Feb. 6 2006.
"Internationalizing the Curriculum." Talk and faculty workshop for Citizens of the World Title VI-A Professional Development Workshop. Santa Fe Community College. Gainesville, FL. Nov. 30, 2004.
"Tania Libertad." Pre-performance lecture. Center for Performing Arts, Univ. of Florida. Oct 11, 2003.
"Latin and Romance Languages in Designs." Entre Nous, RLL Colloquium. University of Florida. November 13, 2002.
Gallery talk for Brazilian Visual Poetry exhibition, Mexic-Art Museum, Austin, Tx. Mar. 9, 2002.
"Salsa, Latin Jazz, and Eddie Palmieri." Pre-performance lecture. Center for Performing Arts, University of Florida. October 26, 2001.
"Transamerican Poetics." Entre Nous, RLL Colloquium. University of Florida. October 20, 1999.
"Letras e letras da MPB." Ciclo Livros na Mesa. Estação das Letras. Rio de Janeiro. Oct. 3, 1998.
"The Name of the Thing: Arnaldo Antunes and Brazilian Art-Rock." Brazilian Student Club. Florida International University. November 8, 1996.
Opening, Introduction, and Presentation "Faces, Facetas, Fases, Fazer: Ars lyrico-municação" for Vertical Axis: A Florida Telepresence at the II Atlantic Virtual Reality Conference. Centro Cultural Cândido Mendes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. October 28-29, 1994.
"Contemporary Music: Poetry and Song." Alcance Brazilian Portuguese Development Project. Summer Institute Workshop. University of Texas, Austin. July 31, 1990.
"Interplay of Visual, Literary and Musical Arts in Brazil." Arts and Civilization Seminar. Gainesville, FL. December 8, 1988.
"Presentation and Preservation of Cultural Information." International Communication Forum. Institute of Black Culture. University of Florida. November 2, 1988.
"MPB: Contemporary Brazilian Popular Music." Fulbright-Hayes International Development Summer Field Seminar. University of Florida. June 23, 1988.
"Brazilian Popular Musical Culture." Summer Institute on African and Latin American Studies. University of Florida. June 20, 1986.
"Afro- and African Currents in Contemporary Brazilian Popular Music." African-Latin American-Caribbean Link Colloquia. University of Florida. Jan. 23, 1986.
Other various presentations on Brazilian/Spanish American literature/popular music:
Austin Spanish Academy (1984); Univ. of Texas Austin (1980-1984); Emeritus Institute, Menlo Park, CA (1980); Instituto Fénix, Cuernavaca, Mexico (1980); California State Univ. San José (1979)
University of Florida (Committees and Governance):
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
to Home Page