Tereza Batista, Sergipana: Aracaju, Boquim, and Literary Geographies

Before leaving for Brazil, my father gave me his 1975 copy of Tereza Batista, Home From The Wars, by the Bahian author, Jorge Amado. I had read Tieta and Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon, and was captivated by Amado’s descriptions of life in Ilhéus, Bahia, and Sant’Ana do Agreste, here in the Nordeste do Brasil. However, it was not until… Read More Tereza Batista, Sergipana: Aracaju, Boquim, and Literary Geographies

Hegemony, Hybridity, and Semiotics

Dialogues With Power met again this week. Each class is a foray into the theoretical territory of Cultural Studies, using the vocabulary of this interdisciplinary field to further our understandings of languages—English, Portuguese, and more—, of media usage, and of the way that meaning is generated in our societies, across history, and, of course, in… Read More Hegemony, Hybridity, and Semiotics