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Georg Walter Wink

Georg Walter Wink

Associate Professor

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    Associate Professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies. Brazil has been the focus of my education and research activities since my undergraduate studies. I have concentrated on the cultural and social history of Brazil in texts and contexts, always using an interdisciplinary approach that integrates history, social studies, cultural studies and literary studies. Specific subjects I have examined are the regime-critical role of the alternative press during the military dictatorship (master’s thesis) and the discursive constructions of collective identity and places of remembrance in essays, literature and institutional nation-building texts (doctoral dissertation). During my postdoctoral research I looked at south-south cultural relations, especially the transfers of ideas between Latin America and South Asia and the creation of a southern epistemology through these intellectual relations.

    Head of Centre for Latin American Studies.

     

    Currently I am working in the following field and on the following topics:

    General interests: Cultural and social history of Brazil in texts and contexts (especially narratives of national identity); Crisis of Democracy in Brazil (e.g., Corruption, “Impeachment”, Politicization of Justice, Political System, Political and Macroeconomic Reforms); Inequality and Race Relations (Social Policies, especially Affirmative Action Policies); Brazil’s new role as a Global Player (e.g., Brazil’s relations to Africa); Postcolonial and Decolonial Cultural Theory (e.g., South-South Epistemologies, Cultural Anthropophagy, Transculturality and Migration), Intercultural Communication Theory and Practice; Brazilian Mass Media (oligopoly structures, discourses and political role); Contemporary Brazilian Literatures; Translation in Theory and Practice (especially comics and poetry).

     

    Concluded Projects: Postdoctoral research on Migrant Literature as an Expression of Transculturality; Postdoctoral research "Sur/South – América Latina – India” on intellectual relations and the transferral of ideas between Latin America and South Asia South-South cultural relations (intellectual relations and transfers of ideas between Latin America and South Asia); Joint research project in collaboration with the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (coordinator) "When Inclusion Masks Exclusion: Disempowerment and Depoliticization of Minority Issues through 'Harmonizing' Discourses" (external funding by the International Network Programme 2014 of the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science) published as special issue in Brasiliana – Journal for Brazilian Studies; Research project on cultural relations Brazil-Africa "Pioneers of a South-South Dialogue: The Cultural Periodical Sul (1948–57) in Florianópolis, Brazil"; Joint research in collaboration with the University of Brasília (co-coordinator) about literature, genre and its relations to other arts like film and music, with a special focus on popular literature or so called “sub”-literature, concluded by organizing in Copenhagen the International Conference Contrabandos literários, resistências epistêmicas.

     

    Current projects: Joint research project in collaboration with the State University of Rio de Janeiro (co-coordinator) about discourses of mass media, social media and mobilisation of social movements; Joint research project in collaboration with the Norwegian Institute of Urban and Regional Research (NIBR) at Oslo Metropolitan University and the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) about actors, means and objectives of political and social right-wing reaction in Brazil.

    Selected publications

    1. Published

      Humor golpista: memes sobre Dilma Rousseff durante o “impeachment”

      Wink, G. W., 2018, In : Veredas. 27, p. 123-140

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    2. Published

      “Looking for more Brazilian solutions”: Rhetorical Strategies against Ethnic Quotas in Brazilian Higher Education

      Wink, G. W., 2018, In : Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies. 6, 2, p. 3-41

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    3. Published

      Judicialização da política ou politização da justiça? Uma análise discursiva do Libelo Acusatório contra a presidenta Dilma Rousseff no processo de impeachment

      Wink, G. W., 2017, In : MOARA: Revista Eletrônica do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Letras. 2017, 47, p. 152-173 22 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    4. Published

      Pioneers of a South-South Dialogue: The Cultural Periodical Sul (1948–57) in Florianópolis, Brazil

      Wink, G. W., 2017, In : Iberoromania. 2017, 86, p. 222-240 19 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    Selected activities

    1. VII colóquio internacional sobre literatura brasileira contemporânea:Contrabandos literários, resistências epistêmicas

      Georg Walter Wink (Organizer)
      17 Dec 201818 Dec 2018

      Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    2. 10th Conference of the Nordic Latin American Research Network (NOLAN) 2018

      Georg Walter Wink (Organizer), Einar Braathen (Organizer)
      26 Oct 2018

      Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation of and participation in conference

    3. Fascismo Moreno? Excrescences of Authoritarian Thinking in Brazil

      Georg Walter Wink (Panel member)
      26 Oct 2018

      Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

    4. III REBRAC INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE - Rede Europeia de Brasilianistas de Análise Cultural / European Network of Brazilianists Working in Cultural Analysis

      Georg Walter Wink (Organizer), Derek Pardue (Organizer), Sara Brandellero (Organizer)
      19 Oct 201820 Oct 2018

      Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation of and participation in conference

    5. O Paradigma "Culturalista": implicações contraproducentes para a prática intercultural

      Georg Walter Wink (Invited speaker)
      24 Jul 2018

      Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

    6. Brazil in Crisis – About a New Economic Agenda, Political Bargaining and Those Who Pay the Bill

      Georg Walter Wink (Invited speaker)
      14 Nov 2017

      Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

    7. To see the wood despite the trees: the complexes of corruption and impeachment

      Georg Walter Wink (Invited speaker)
      23 Oct 2017

      Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

    8. What is really rotten in Brazil?: The backgrounds of the impeachment process and the current corruption scandals

      Georg Walter Wink (Lecturer)
      10 May 2016

      Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

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