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Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies

Review Brasilien Aktuell : Informationen auf Wirtschaft, Politik und Kultur

Year: 2012 vol. 1 n. 1

Pereira, Anthony. Brazilian Studies Then and Now. p. 3-21 Brasil
Brazilian Studies; Oliveira Lima; Interdisciplinarity; Area Studies

Summary

In 1912 the Brazilian diplomat and scholar Manuel de Oliveira Lima gave six lectures at Stanford University that encapsulated his views of what we now call Brazilian Studies. This article summarizes Oliveira Lima’s lectures. It then points out three aspects of Oliveira Lima’s worldview that are problematic from the perspective of the twenty-first century: his Eurocentrism; the unproblematic nature of the nation-state in his thinking; and his largely negative view of Brazil’s racial heritage. The third part of the essay analyzes three aspects of Oliveira Lima’s lectures that are still contemporary. These are the need to establish an adequate comparative context for the study of Brazil; the difficulty of justifying an academic discipline that revolves around the study of a single country; and the challenge of uniting disparate and specialized disciplines in order to appreciate Brazil’s complexity and trajectory in the modern world. In the conclusion, some guidelines for maintaining Brazilian Studies as a vibrant field are suggested.

Marques Rambourg, Márcia. Por uma discussão ontológica e epistemológica dos ditos «Estudos Brasileiros» e algumas de suas consequências empíricas na França. p. 22-43 Brasil
Estudos Brasileiros; literatura brasileira; França; alteridade; filosofia

Summary

Os problemas que podemos identificar no termo “estudos brasileiros” podem-se ver sob dois ângulos principais: interno e externo, em relação à produção e à recepção dos mesmos, nos mais diversificados ramos da cultura brasileira no Brasil e no exterior. Aqui, identificaremos alguns pontos importantes a tal problemática, com pano de fundo argumentativo no contexto filosófico da alteridade dos estudos brasileiros. Analisaremos tais pontos sob as perspectivas ontológica, epistemológica e, finalmente, empírica.

Amorim, Marina Alves. A Educação dos Brasileiros e o Estrangeiro: breve histórico da internacionalização dos estudos no Brasil. p. 44-65 Brasil
Brasil, internacionalização dos estudos, reprodução social

Summary

Propomos, neste texto, um breve histórico da internacionalização dos estudos no Brasil, desde o período colonial até a contemporaneidade, e buscamos vislumbrar as razões de ser desse fenômeno. Ao fazer isso, demonstramos como as temporadas de estudos no exterior constituem práticas culturais bastante enraizadas entre os brasileiros e que só podem ser compreendidas se levarmos em conta o lugar que o estrangeiro tradicionalmente ocupa no processo de reprodução das elites locais.

Amaral, Vitor. Danish Literature in Brazil: Notes on Translation and Criticism. p. 66-83 Brasil
Danish literature; Brazilian Portuguese; translation; criticism; reception

Summary

This article aims to present and analyse some examples of translation and criticism of Danish literature in Brazil. It will demonstrate that the dialogue between Denmark and Brazil in the literary field has more eventful a history than one can imagine at first. Translation and criticism are regarded as two complementary ways to disseminate a literature in foreign places. To the reader who knows little or nothing about the reception of Danish literature in Brazil, this article can provide the initial elements for a further research. There is not any attempt towards comprehensiveness, and this article remains a discrete look of its author’s over the reception of Danish literature in Brazil.

Rodrigues, Tatiana Franca. A compreensão é uma grande porca acinzentada – Uma leitura sobre a busca da linguagem em A obscena senhora D, de Hilda Hilst. p. 84-102 Brasil
eroticism; metalanguage; pornography; Hilda Hilst

Summary

The aim of this work is, by reading A obscena senhora D, of Hilda Hilst, to understand how the theme of eroticism is connected to questions related to metalanguage and to the issue of the process of writing itself. Under these circumstances, the study intends to apprehend pornography as a speech through which critical thoughts regarding contemporaneity are taken into consideration.

Clausen, Michael. Corruption and democracy in Brazil. p. 107-120 Brasil
Democracy in Brazil; Corruption; Politics; Interview

Summary

Interview with Dr. Timothy Power, Professor at Oxford University about the recent chalenges of democracy in Brazil, especially regarding corruption.

Poulsen, Peter. Sertão translated into Danish.  / Sertão traducido al danés p. 121-128 Brasil
Sertão; Guimarães Rosa; Luiz Gonzaga; traducción

Summary

This text is a transcription of a lecture given by Peter Poulsen, Danish writer and translator, during the event Discovering Brazilian Northeast with the Music by Luiz Gonzaga, which took place at Aarhus University on 26th and 27th of April, 2012. The aim of this event , promoted by the Brazilian Studies at Aarhus University, was to introduce Luiz Gonzaga and his music, showing how this singer-songwriter has shaped a vision of the people and landscape of northeast Brazil.

Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies
Free numerical version | Semestral | Denmark Online ISSN: 2245-4373
Year of creation: 2012

Publisher: Aarhus University
Address: Department of Aesthetics and Communication - Aarhus University
Jens Chr. Skous Vej 2, Bygn 1484 - 639
8000 - Aarhus - DK

Publicación dedicada a los Estudios Brasileños, abierta a investigadores de las diferentes disciplinas de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales.

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