Department of Spanish and Portuguese 2014-2015 Luso-Hispanic Literary and Cultural Studies Lecture Series presents...
The Poetics of Aging in Laís Bodanzky's "Chega de Saudade" (2007)
Professor Peggy Sharpe
Florida State University
Monday, April 27, 2015. 4:00pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
Lecture in English and open to the public
Bio: Peggy Sharpe is Professor of Portuguese and Spanish at Florida State University, where she teaches courses in Portuguese language, culture, film, and literature, as well as Latin American Literature in Translation. Her research interests focus on gendered perspectives of major historical and social change in Brazil from the 19th century to the present, in particular the emergence of women writers, thinkers and film directors in Brazil.
Abstract: Brazilian directors have depicted female protagonists at various stages of the life cycle-- from the age of innocence up through what Portuguese speakers refer to a terceira idade [the third age]. Drawing from the work of contemporary critics whose reflections on aging and gender have become central to the discourse on critical age theory, this presentation explores the ways in which the constructs of age and gender are configured in Laís Bodanzky's award-winning film Chega de Saudade (2007).
Sponsors: The Jay C. and Ruth Halls Visiting Scholar Fund, the Anonymous Fund of the College of Letters & Science, and The Brazil Initiative of the Division of International Studies.