Webinar addresses globalization of culture during pandemic based on works of Clarice Lispector and Jorge Luis Borges

The purpose of the event is to explore people’s reading practices, as shared on social networks, specifically Twitter, focusing on the works of two key Argentinean and Brazilian authors, Jorge Luis Borges and Clarice Lispector, to shed light on globalized culture during the ongoing pandemic
Social Sciences
09 July 2020
Webinar addresses globalization of culture during pandemic based on works of Clarice Lispector and Jorge Luis Borges

On July 15, Fundação Getulio Vargas’ School of Social Sciences (FGV CPDOC) will hold a webinar called Literature and cosmopolitanism during the pandemic: Jorge Luis Borges and Clarice Lispector on social networks.” The event will be broadcast live, starting at 3 pm, and it will feature Alejandra Josiowicz, of FGV CPDOC, Rio de Janeiro State University and Argentina’s National Scientific and Technical Research Council.

The purpose of the event is to explore people’s reading practices, as shared on social networks, specifically Twitter, focusing on the works of two key Argentinean and Brazilian authors, Jorge Luis Borges and Clarice Lispector, to shed light on globalized culture during the ongoing pandemic.

The webinar will present recent advances in the digital humanities, combining text mining, topic modeling and georeferencing, providing a qualitative and quantitative analysis of Borges’ and Lispector’s global communities of readers. The focus will be on the geopolitical and cultural dimensions of reading on social networks, analyzing differences and inequalities in the way these authors’ works are read in 14 cities in the Americas and Europe, in different languages, and their relationship with the distribution and circulation of knowledge.

Alejandra Josiowicz has a master’s and doctorate in Spanish and Portuguese from Princeton University. She is a researcher at FGV CPDOC with a CAPES PNPD scholarship from the Brazilian government. She is also a researcher at the Interdisciplinary Institute for Gender Studies at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council in Argentina, and an assistant professor at Rio de Janeiro State University.

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