Lecture Description How can we delve deep into our unconscious to write stories that change the world? Dr. Venancio's lecture will demonstrate a thematic feature in Brazilian dramaturgy: the use of psychological elements to form social and environmental critique. Using a psychoanalytic framework, Dr. Venancio will show how some of the most famous playwrights in Brazil (like Nelson Rodrigues, Plínio Marcos and Qorpo Santo) have built plays similar to late-Freudian works, immersed in elements such as stream of consciousness and " the psyche's expressionism,"that critique Culture, Nature and Society. He argues that this technique embodies an element of style that is unique to Brazillian playwriting.
About Dr. Venancio Brazilian writer, playwright, university professor, journalist, cartoonist and filmmaker. He has books published and plays produced in several languages and three countries. His most frequent themes are historical fiction and reimaginations, metadramaturgy, sports drama, and philosophical storytelling. In the field of Psychoanalysis, he has been working as a researcher and psychoanalytic critic in Education, Communication, Art and Culture since 2005, starting training and clinical practice in 2020. https://www.rdovenancio.com.br/
Schedule Monday, March 22, 7- 930pm Pacific Time on Zoom