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“Moods of Thoughts II: Thinking Presence as Event”

Talk will be in Portuguese but discussions will be held in Portuguese, Spanish, and English.

4:30pm Welcome: Carlos Fonseca & Enea Zaramella (Princeton)
4:45pm Introduction: Rhythmic reading/Syncopated thinking - Pedro Meira Monteiro (Department of Spanish and Portuguese)
5-6:30pm José Miguel Wisnik (University of São Paulo, Brazil): A parada do pensamento: suspensão, manifestação e resistência do pensar. Silêncio, voz e fala.

Presented by the Program in Latin American Studies and
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures

Location: East Pyne 010

Date/Time: 05/01/12 at 4:30 pm - 05/01/12 at 6:30 pm

José Miguel Wisnik is professor of literature at the University of São Paulo and, during spring quarter 2012, Tinker Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago Center for Latin American Studies and Department of Romance Languages & Literatures. He is author of O Som e o Sentido – Uma Outra História das Músicas (The Sound and Sense – Another Music History), Sem Receita – Ensaios e Canções (Without Recipe – Essays and Songs), and Veneno remédio – o futebol e o Brasil (Poison Remedy – Soccer and Brazil), among other writings. He recorded four solo albums, José Miguel Wisnik (1992), São Paulo Rio (2000), Pérolas aos Poucos (2003), and Indivisível (2011). His songs have been sung by artists such as Gal Costa, Djavan, Maria Bethania, Caetano Veloso, and Chico Buarque, among others. José Miguel Wisnik also wrote soundtracks for the shows Grupo Corpo, the Teatro Oficina, and films such as Terra Estrangeira and Janela da Alma.

Category: Other Event

Department: Program in Latin American Studies