E-Poetry in Brazil: From Concretism to the Present Time

E-Poetry in Brazil

E-Poetry in Brazil: 

From Concretism to the Present Time


A guest lecture by Rogério Ferreira on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 3:30p.

South Hall 2509
UC Santa Barbara

The aim of this presentation is to highlight the importance of Brazilian Concrete poets of the 1950s for the practice of E-literature and visual arts at the present time. In what ways did the works of Erthos Souza, the Campos brothers, and Décio Pignatari, among others anticipate the aesthetic sensibility of current digital writers and artists? How has this tradition or legacy been transformed by the major figures in Brazilian digital culture in the 21st century?

Based on the premise that E-literature is a “multicontinental decentralized practice” par excellence, the present research also tries to identify points of contact between literary criticism in Brazil and in the United States that investigate new kinds of textualities.

Rogério Ferreira at the Transcriptions Lab  2014-10-21

Rogério Ferreira at the Transcriptions Lab 2014-10-21


Rogério Ferreira is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar to UCSB. He is an Associate Professor at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil. His research interests lie in the areas of electronic literature (poetry and fiction) and reading of digital versus print materials. Ferreira teaches undergraduate and graduate courses and is the editor of “Literature and Hypertext” (UFJF, 2010). In 2006, he was the recipient of a grant (The U.S. State Department`s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) to attend a course on Contemporary American Literature at the University of Louisville, Kentucky.



The presentation was given in six parts using Prezi slide decks:

E-Poetry in Brazil: from Concretism to the present time (Prezi)
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6