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Through the Looking-glass of Language: Clarice Lispector meets Guimarães Rosa
Eduardo Viveiros de Castro is professor of Anthropology at the National Museum of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He has taught at Chicago, Cambridge, Manchester, and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. His international publications include From the enemy's point of view: Humanity and divinity in an Amazonian society (Chicago, 1992), Métaphisiques Cannibales (Paris, PUF, 2009) and The Inconstancy of the Indian Soul (Chicago 2012). The theorie of multinaturalism and Amerindian perspectivism is responsible for wat is being called the "ontological turn" in anthropology, and are presented by Roy Wagner as "the benchmark of 21st century anthropology" ( Hau's Masterclass Series ). For Bruno Latour, Viveiros de Castro "Perspectivism: Type or Bomb" has "the potential to explode the whole implicit philosophy" that divides nature from culture. He has been awarded the prize for best dissertation by the Brazilian National Association of Social Sciences in 1984, the "Medaille de la Francophonie" from the French Academy in 1998, The Érico Vanucci Mendes prize from the CNPQ in 2004, and the Ordem Nacional do Mérito Científico in 2008. He is the coordinator of the "Nucleo of Indigenous transformations" and founder of the colletive ATOA. At Stanford, Viveiros de Castro will discuss two masterworks of 20th Century literature: "The Jaguar", by Guimarães Rosa, and "The Passion according to G.H.", by Clarice Lispector, and their metamorphic characters.
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