Including the Periphery: Expanding the Public Sphere through São Paulo's Literature Periférica


Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 12:00pm to 2:00pm


CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Carter Topic ImageSpeaker: Kacey Carter, PhD Candidate, Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government at Harvard University and the Faculty Chair of the Brazil Studies Program

This paper focuses on how the Literatura Periférica movement has contributed to creating an inclusive public sphere and expanded notions of citizenship for marginalized Brazilians. The civic engagement that occurs at and stems from events within the movement known as saraus underscores the importance of democratic cultural production and calls into question the practices and tendencies of the national cultural industry.