Amazon Lab Launches with Film Series and Reading Group
Along with co-directors Christine Folch, Gustavo Furtado, and Paul Baker, we are excited to announce the launch of the Amazon Lab at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute this fall. The lab was previously scheduled to launch in 2020 but was delayed due to the pandemic. (You can read our initial announcement of the lab here.)
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The Amazon Film Series features films by women and transgender filmmakers in the Amazon. The first film screening will be The Fever (A Febre, Brazil, 2019, 98 min.) at 5 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, November 3 (more info here.)
A graduate student-led reading group will meet twice a month to discuss readings from a variety of fields and disciplines that deal with the Amazon and related topics.
The lab will hold a writing workshop for graduate students on Wednesday, November 17, which will complement a book talk by Amanda M. Smith, “Imagining Amazonia Cartographically,” on the relationships between mapping, extractivism, and literature in the Amazon region.
Later workshops will include a series on the natural and human history of plants in the Amazon, and a series on cultural memory in the Amazon, focusing on the preservation of language, cultural expression, and knowledge, interconnecting museums and activist movements.
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