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Decolonizing the mind: reading race in literature and in the world

Data: 08/07/2020 (Quarta-feira)

Horário: 19h

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Título da fala: Multifocal Decolonial Novels

Paula M. L. Moya is the Danily C. and Laura Louise Bell Professor of the Humanities, and Professor of English, at Stanford University and the Burton J. and Deedee McMurtry University Fellow in Undergraduate Education. 
She is the author of The Social Imperative: Race, Close Reading, and Contemporary Literary Criticism (Stanford UP 2016) and Learning from Experience: Minority Identities, Multicultural Struggles (UC Press 2002). She has co-edited three collections of original essays; Doing Race:21 Essays for the 21st Century (W.W. Norton, Inc. 2010), Identity Politics Reconsidered (Palgrave 2006), and Reclaiming Identity: Realist Theory and the Predicament of Postmodernism (UC Press 2000). 
Moya’s teaching and research focus on twentieth-century and early twenty-first century literary studies, feminist theory, critical theory, narrative theory, American cultural studies, interdisciplinary approaches to race and ethnicity, and Chicanx and Latinx studies.
Moya’s persistent intellectual interests revolve around the “dynamics of subordination.” At the beginning of her career, she focused on the philosophical and sociological concept of “identity,” and has published three collections of original essays focused on that concept: Reclaiming Identity: Realist Theory and the Predicament of Postmodernism (UC Press 2000); Identity Politics Reconsidered (Palgrave 2006); and Doing Race:21 Essays for the 21st Century (W.W. Norton, Inc. 2010). More recently, she has turned her attention to the narratological features of texts that reinforce and reshape the perceptual (and especially racial and gender) schemas through which people “read” both the literature they encounter and the social worlds in which they live.
Currently, Moya is working with a team of scholars and researchers on a “Reading Race” online toolkit to be hosted by SPARQ (Social Psychological Answers to Real-world Questions) and CCSRE (Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity). This website-based digital toolkit is designed to promote racial literacy through critical engagement with multicultural literature. The project builds on interdisciplinary research and the premise that race is not a thing that people have or are, but rather actions that people do as they interact with one another and the world. Together with the “Reading Race” team, Moya aims to help teachers and students uncover, examine, and question race and power in the classroom.

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Título da fala: The Black Atlantic and the Transcultural Literature

Nilson Macedo Mendes Junior is an English and Afro-American Literature Professor. He has a Major in English from the State University of Piauí - UESPI (1999), a Specialist Diploma in Afro-Brazilian and African Literature and History from the State University of Piauí - UESPI (2011), a  Master in Arts from PPGEL at the Federal University of Piaui - UFPI (2015). Nowadays, he is a  PhD student in Literature, Culture and Society in the PPGL at the Federal University of Pernambuco - UFPE. He currently develops research in the field of Literary Studies, in the Research Line: Literature, Society and Culture, in the Area of ​​Concentration of Black Literature, Identity and Memory. To be more specific, he researches Frederick Douglass Slave Narratives and compares Black Literatures of Brazil, Cuba and the United States. He currently holds the following positions: Tenure Professor EBTT at Campo Maior-PI in the Campus of the Federal Institute of Piauí - IFPI; and External Assistant Professor in the Open and Distance Learning Center - CEAD at the Federal University of Piauí - UFPI. 

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