Feevale University will hold the free course Brazil and the United States from the perspective of thinkers and fictionists, from August 1 to 9, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Open to the community, the activity will be taught by Paul Dixon, a professor of Spanish-American and Brazilian literature at Purdue University in the United States. The event aims to broaden the understanding of culture conceptualization, through the confrontation of aspects of American and Brazilian culture, in order to establish approximation and distance points between both countries. The course, organized by the Postgraduate Program in Processes and Cultural Manifestations and by the Professional Master Degree in Languages from Feevale University, will take place in the Auditorium, room 200B, located at Lilac building, at Câmpus II of the University. More information at www.feevale.br/pauldixon.
In his studies, Dixon relates the work of Machado de Assis to the historical, social, political and cultural context and emphasizes his poetic and narration questions, as well as the relationship between the Brazilian writer texts and the tradition of the Western thought. The professor has already served as a visiting researcher at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) and is part of the research group Intertextual relations of the work of Machado de Assis, at Fundação Casa Rui Barbosa. Interested students may register by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, informing participant’s complete name and institution.