News & Events

Samba Workshop with Mestre  
Curtis Pierre, Master of Brazilian  
Percussion and Culture.

Dixon Annex Recital Hall (Room 152).  
Thursday, February 29, 3:30 pm–4:45 pm

Curtis Pierre is a world-renowned artist, educator, and guardian who has devoted his life to Afro-Brazilian musical, dance, and performance traditions. He is the founder and director of Casa Samba, which he leads with his wife, Carolyn Barber-Pierre, Assistant Vice President of Intercultural Life at Tulane University, and their son, Bomani Pierre.

Casa Samba promotes Brazilian musical and performance cultures through weekly open rehearsals and frequent school and university workshops. It also maintains a center that works to educate the New Orleans community and the Gulf South region of the rich cultural traditions of Brazil and the similarities which bridge Carnival in Brazil with Mardi Gras in New Orleans emphasizing the importance of their African tradition and influences.

In addition to the samba workshop Mestre Curtis will discuss a recent partnership with the Acadêmicos do Salgueiro, an esteemed Escola de Samba from Rio de Janeiro. Casa Samba has been selected to serve as the first international ambassador to Salgueiro.

O Navio Negreiro, The Slave Ship   
A Public, Trilingual Poetry Reading   
followed by a post-reading activity and discussion. 

Friday, March 1, 10:00-10:50 am  
Jones Hall Patio

Brazil had the longest lasting slave economy in the Americas, importing an estimated 10x as many enslaved Africans as the U.S.

In a belated recognition of Black History Month we will acknowledge the monumental importance of these four million enslaved people with a trilingual reading of the Castro Alves poem O Navio Negreiro (The Slave Ship).

Ongoing Activities

terTUlia

TU Spanish conversation group   
¡vengan a conversar!   
snacks & coffee provided

Wednesdays 2-5 pm   
TU Language Learning Center   
Newcomb 408

TUdo bem - Portuguese language meet up

TUdo bem!

Portuguese language meet-up

  • all levels welcome!
  • informal conversations
  • new homemade desserts every week!

Jones Hall Patio across from the library   
[rain location: Language Learning Center, Newcomb 408]

questions? portuguese@tulane.edu

Spring 2024

  • Friday, January 19: 1 pm
  • Friday, January 26: 4 pm
  • Friday, February 2: 11 am
  • Friday, February 9: 12 pm
  • Friday, February 16: 4 pm
  • Friday, February 23: 11 am
  • Friday, March 1: 3 pm
  • Friday, March 8: 2 pm
  • Friday, March 15: 12 pm
  • Friday, April 12: 1 pm
  • Friday, April 19: 5 pm
  • Friday, April 26: 3 pm

BRASA / TU Brazilian Student Association open for registration!

Upcoming Lectures and Events

Sesión informativa sobre el programa de posgrado en el departamento de español y portugués de Tulane University (New Orleans, EEUU).   
Esta sesión está destinada a interesados en solicitar admisión a nuestro programa de maestría y doctorado en literaturas y estudios culturales españoles y latinoamericanos.   
En una charla informal de unos cuarenta minutos cubriré estos puntos:

  • estructura académica del programa
  • campos de especialización
  • esquema de financiamiento ofrecido
  • proceso de solicitud
  • recomendaciones prácticas

Luego habrá unos 20 minutos para preguntas y respuestas.   
El evento via zoom será en español, pero los asistentes pueden hacer preguntas en inglés y portugués.

Fecha: viernes 10 de noviembre, 2023   
Hora: 16.00 / 4.00 pm (hora central de EEUU / GMT -5) 

Preguntas: agomez@tulane.edu   
¡Hasta pronto!


Navio Negreiro trilingual poetry reading   
Sign up to read!!!

PORTa-voz: PORTulane continues its popular video series!
Tune in weekly to hear from a different community member about their favorite word in Portuguese. Don't forget to share yours in the comments!
 

Ana Carolina de Paula of the Poli Sci department and her favorite word: serelepe!   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iCNHoWHKHc

 

Mestre Cocada, capoeira instructor and TIDES service learning partner, TU   
https://youtu.be/Dt06mifOAWg

Tate Sheppard, 1st year law student, TU   
https://youtu.be/O5CgT0nTbqM

Ezra Spira-Cohen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, TU   
https://youtu.be/-OHROjvYsFg

Idelber Avelar, Professor of Spanish and Portuguese   
https://youtu.be/eyg6FNcta9M

Daniel de los Rios, PhD student in Spanish and Portuguese, TU   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbXsM7OvVyE

Igor Acácio, Post-Doctoral Fellow at Center for Inter-American policy and research, TU   
https://youtu.be/L8_Xr9YkE4g

Catie Mae Carey, 3rd year undergraduate and Altman Scholar,   
TU https://youtu.be/H2JRmLySZ_4

Pablo Barra, PhD student in Spanish and Portuguese, TU   
https://youtu.be/8A99LDA40f8

Sara Pancerella, PhD student in Spanish and Portuguese, TU   
https://youtu.be/HRzneYKDE-g

Stephanie Holden, alum in Spanish and Portuguese, TU   
https://youtu.be/7snc1sPJ8Uc

Ana Guilhermina Soeters, alum in TU Business School and outgoing BRASA student org president   
https://youtu.be/wN_VyWBxtco

Mike Bromberg, PhD student in Latin American Studies, TU   
https://youtu.be/zm7zHcMBDCg

Andromeda Yahoudy-Macner, TU undergrad   
https://youtu.be/mdHn6NrOqyQ

Guilherme Mariano, Professor at the Universidade Regional do Cariri; Co-Director of the TU-URCA telecollaboration partnership   
https://youtu.be/YpnB7kaXeqI

Sydney Jernigan, TU undergrad   
https://youtu.be/Bkxnsc_K0es

Juliana Taddone, NOLA Brazilian caterer   
https://youtu.be/x_1CpUdFmr0

Ana Maria Caldwell, Executive Director of Bard Early College   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLqTTX6u4OI&list=PLUymxEGhk-tKkefxFNZinjDP-I7mm643F&index=6

Sarah Mellman, PhD student in Anthropology, TU   
https://youtu.be/1rv-2Od5zwc

Claudia B. de Brito, Senior Executive Secretary, Department of Spanish and Portuguese   
https://youtu.be/CUQ3vpemd04

Adrienne Gonzales, TU Assistant Dean for Language Learning   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy0bS35QEhQ

Dan Sharp, Chair of the Dept. of Music, TU   
https://youtu.be/tsijd_4EprM

Julie Cornfield, TU undergrad   
https://youtu.be/tl92bvauay0

Glauber Brito Matos Lacerda, TU visiting scholar (Fall 2019)   
https://youtu.be/nfXU9oTssfg

Carolyn Barber-Pierre, TU Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and the Director of the Center for Intercultural Life   
https://youtu.be/KMgyh7dI_Gc?si=X5MiG6iDWkjmO_Q_

Patrick Urbine, a TU Altman alumnus (May 2021)   
https://youtu.be/MJeXM8S-dsA

Megwen Loveless, Director of the Portuguese Basic Language Program, TU   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdzryyU827U

Christopher Dunn, Chair of the Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese, TU   
https://youtu.be/KDP7ZQ-gUE8

Carolina Nobrega, 1st year undergraduate and heritage speaker, TU   
https://youtu.be/smhouuagDuU

Jessica Glass, PhD student in Latin American Studies, TU   
https://youtu.be/YEYniwbVAg8

Raleigh Kreis, 1st year undergraduate, TU   
https://youtu.be/2NjlVvE4Kao

Jonathan Gutmann, TU alum and TU Admissions Counselor.

Grant Little, 4th year undergraduate and Altman Scholar, TU   
https://youtu.be/BDaFJWN9DCk

Abby Cramer, TU alum   
https://youtu.be/a95OV56fT3w

José Fernando Nascimento Moraes, 4th year undergraduate and BRASA founding member, TU   
https://youtu.be/SufUCAriXcU

Professor Edith Wolfe, Assistant Director for Undergraduate Programs at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, TU   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XJlKoEWXOA

Hannah Palmer, PhD, Program Manager at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, TU

Carolina Timóteo de Oliveira, PhD student in Latin American Studies, TU

Rachel Stein, PhD, Research and Instructional Librarian at the Latin American Library, TU

Annie Gibson, PhD, Director of Study Abroad at the Center for Global Education, TU   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4rDzp8ZE-c&t=8s

Josh Belew, 1st year undergraduate, TU
Leo Oliveira, Adjunct Professor and Director of the Brazilian Music Ensemble, TU

Julie Gamze, Family Literacy and Workforce Coordinator for the Immigration and Refugee Services arm of Catholic Charities, TU alum

Anjana Turner, J.D. International lawyer and TU alum

Kyle Young, MA student in Latin American Studies, TU   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im9m-4NZ-kI&t=25s

Ana Claudia dos Santos São Bernardo, PhD. Zemurray-Stone Postdoctoral Fellow at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, TU
 

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CONVERSATORIO CON EL PROF. JULIO RAMOS: FARMACOPEA LITERARIA LATINOAMERICANA Y EL ESTADO DE LA DISCUSIÓN   
 

Information Session for Prospective Graduate Students   
Para más información contactar al Prof. Loveless

BRAZILIAN POETRY

Workshop: Gamify the Language Classroom - K-12 Educator   
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1260536488064123?ref=newsfeed).

Rethinking Early Modern English and Spanish Religious Texts: A conversation with Debora Shuger and Dale Shuger

Carolina: raça e gênero na favela de Canindé

Tantas vezes Carolina: uma conversa com Sirlene Barbosa & João Pinheiro.

Navio Negreiro by Castro Alves is a classic piece by Brazilian abolitionist Castro Alves describing the middle passage.

The TU annual Black History Month bilingual poetry reading of Navio Negreiro by Castro Alves virtual for the first time ever!

Brazil-themed house float.   
We also enjoyed our first BRIGADEIRO KING CAKE and GOIABADA KING CAKE plus plenty of pão de queijo!   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0P0cVc9N80&feature=youtu.be

Lamonte Aidoo   
“Without a Name and Under the Tongue: Sexual Violence, Brazilian Slavery, and the Archive”

Andrew S. Curran   
“Before Anthropology: Enlightenment Science and the Category of the Human”   
Book Presentation: “Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely”

James N. Green   
"Exile within Exiles: The Extraordinary Life of Herbert Daniel, Gay Brazilian Revolutionary"

Amazônia Ocupada Symposium

O Navio Negreiro, The Slave Ship - A Public Poetry Reading

"Divorce Court": a staged reading of Miguel de Cervantes's "El juez de los divorcios" in a new English translation. 

TULANguagE

Harley Erdmann, UMass, Amherst   
“Translating the Counter-Canon of Early Modern Spanish Theater: Theatrical Journeys with Luis Vélez de Guevara’s La serrana de la Vera

Sophia McClennen, Penn State University   
* “Globalization and Latin American Cinema: Toward a New Critical Paradigm”   
* “Satire, Politics, and Resistance: The Global Rise of Comedy and Activism”

PORTrait of Brazil - IEW International Education Week

Luiz Ruffato: “Literatura e Invisibilidade”

Marti Buckley: What's Basque Got to Do with It: Tradition and Modernity in Hispanic Footways

Prof. Gisela Heffes, Rice University: "El nuevo paisaje rural argentino: contaminación y ecodeformidades"

Pedro Meira Monteiro, Princeton University: The Internal Ear: Caetano Veloso's take on bossa nova

Marielle Presente e Futuro: An Artistic Tribute to Marielle Franco

Foreign Language Pedagogy and Research: New Approaches to Old Challenges

Poetry Reading: Navio Negreiro "The Slave Ship"

A talk by poet and scholar, Sara Uribe, the "Emily Dickinson of Tamaulipas"

Ana Paulina Lee Mandarin Brazil Chinese Labor, Memory, and Representation

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