“The Poetics of an Amazonian World: Flutes, Spells, Necklaces and Manioc”

Carlos Fausto, professor of anthropology at the National Museum of Brazil, and Rob Nixon, the Thomas A. and Currie C. Barron Family Professor in Humanities and the Environment and professor of English and the Princeton Environmental Institute, will engage in the discussion “The Poetics of an Amazonian World: Flutes, Spells, Necklaces and Manioc” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in Aaron Burr Hall, Room 219. This event is the keynote lecture for the Nov. 8-9 workshop, “Amazonian Poetics | Poéticas Amazônicas,” and part of the Fall 2019 Brazil LAB Colloquium.

Fausto has conducted fieldwork among Amazonian indigenous peoples since the 1980s. He has writtem on warfare, shamanism, ritual, art, mythology, and political authority. He is the author of Warfare and Shamanism in Amazonia and co-editor of Time and Memory in Indigenous Amazonia. A visual anthropologist, he is also the co-director of the award-winning film The Hyperwomen. Fausto’s new book is titled Art Effects: Image, Agency and Ritual in Amazonia.

This is open to the public and organized by Princeton’s Brazil LAB and the Department of Anthropology with co-sponsorship by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI), the Program in Latin American Studies, the Humanities Council, and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

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“The Poetics of an Amazonian World: Flutes, Spells, Necklaces and Manioc”

Event Date

Thu, Nov 7, 2019 ・ 4:30 PM - 6:15 PM

Location

Aaron Burr Hall, Room 219

Carlos Fausto, professor of anthropology at the National Museum of Brazil, and Rob Nixon, the Thomas A. and Currie C. Barron Family Professor in Humanities and the Environment and professor of English and the Princeton Environmental Institute, will engage in the discussion “The Poetics of an Amazonian World: Flutes, Spells, Necklaces and Manioc” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in Aaron Burr Hall, Room 219. This event is the keynote lecture for the Nov. 8-9 workshop, “Amazonian Poetics | Poéticas Amazônicas,” and part of the Fall 2019 Brazil LAB Colloquium.

Fausto has conducted fieldwork among Amazonian indigenous peoples since the 1980s. He has writtem on warfare, shamanism, ritual, art, mythology, and political authority. He is the author of Warfare and Shamanism in Amazonia and co-editor of Time and Memory in Indigenous Amazonia. A visual anthropologist, he is also the co-director of the award-winning film The Hyperwomen. Fausto’s new book is titled Art Effects: Image, Agency and Ritual in Amazonia.

This is open to the public and organized by Princeton’s Brazil LAB and the Department of Anthropology with co-sponsorship by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI), the Program in Latin American Studies, the Humanities Council, and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.