Pedro Dolabela Chagas

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City, Country:

Vitória da Conquista, Brazil


2009, 2010, 2011


Nov 2009 - Feb 2010

Born 1974 in São Paulo/Brazil.

Pedro Dolabela Chagas studied architecture and urbanism (BA 1999) and literary theory (MA 2003) at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Belo Horizonte/Brazil. He received his PhD from the Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) in Brazil in 2007.

Dolabela Chagas currently works as a junior professor at the Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies at the Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia (UESB) in Vitória da Conquista, where he was a visiting professor in 2008/2009.

In 2007/2008 he was a visiting scholar at the Department of Comparative Literature and the Department of French and Italian at Stanford University in the USA with the Programa Discente de Estágio no Exterior (PDEE), a fellowship from the Brazilian Ministry of Education. Dolabela Chagas worked as a lecturer at UNIPEL in Pedro Leopoldo/Brazil from 2004 to 2006 and at the UFMG in 2003/2004.

Publications (selection): Juízo de valor estético e ética da distinção: história comum [Aesthetic value judgements and ethics of distinction: a common history]. Floema Magazine (2009); A cidade de São Paulo e o Mesmo (entre Ruffato, Runia e Tom Zé) [The city of São Paulo and the same (among Ruffato, Runia and Rom Zé)]. Teresa/USP Magazine (2009); Quatro proposições sobre tempo e mudança em Machado de Assis [Four propositions about time and change in Machado de Assis]. USP Magazine (Dossier 77 – »Ethnomusicology« [March-April-May 2008], pp. 170-9).

He is an advisor for the research project »The Presence of Political ›Common Sense‹ in the Modern Concept of Art and Literature« at UESB.

Dolabela Chagas currently works on a book on the place of culture since 1970, arguing from the epistemology of art that the 1970s witnessed a great paradigm shift in the humanities, echoing simultaneous changes in the realms of politics, arts and sciences. The publication is planned for 2010 under the title of Invisibility and Ethics of Distinction. Art and Thought since 1970.