Lecture by João Cezar de Castro Rocha: 'Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay: Shakespearean Countries?'

Thursday, 3 December 2009 - 1:00pm
João Cezar de Castro Rocha is Professor of Comparative Transatlantic Studies at the University of Manchester, where he has also been Director of the Institute for Transnational Studies and Director of the MA in Latin American Cultural Studies. Currently he occupies the Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Foundation Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. He is author of 4 books, including Literatura e cordialidade that received the Mário de Andrade Award from the National Library of Brazil. He is also the co-author of Evolution and Conversion, with René Girard and Pierpaolo Antonello, which was awarded the prestigious Prix Aujourd'hui for 2004. He is the editor of more than 20 books, including the collection of six volumes of Machado de Assis’s short stories. He has been the recipient of numerous fellowships, including the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship at the University of Berlin; the Tinker Visiting Professor at the University of Wisconsin, the "Ministry of Culture Visiting Fellow" at the University of Oxford; the "Overseas Visiting Scholar," at the Cambridge University; and the John D. and Rose H. Jackson Fellowship, at the Yale University, among others.