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Sobre Minha Biblioteca

Books Read in 2024

Christian Bök. The Xenotext: Book 1.
Wolfram Eilenberger. The Visionaries: Arendt, Beauvoir, Rand, Weil, and the Power of Philosophy in Dark Times. (Trans. Shaun Whiteside)
Tsitsi Ella Jaji. Africa in Stereo: Modernism, Music, and Pan-African Solidarity.
Nate Chinen. Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century.
Luca Vitali. The Sound of the North: Norway and the European Jazz Scene.
Per Petterson. I Curse the River of Time. (Trans. Charlotte Barslund w/ Petterson)
Miles Davis (w/ Quincy Troupe). Miles: The Autobiography.
Jenny Hval. Paradise Rot. (Trans. Marjam Idriss; teaching text)
William Shakespeare. Henry IV, Part 1.
William Shakespeare. Richard II.
William Shakespeare. Henry IV, Part 2.
Christian Bök. The Xenotext: Book 1. (Second reading; teaching text)
William Shakespeare. Henry V.
Linda Brumbach & Alisa E. Regas, eds. Studies in Time: Essays on the Music of Philip Glass.
William Shakespeare. As You Like It. (Second reading)
Karen Bray, Heather Eaton, Whitney Bauman, eds. Earthly Things: Immanence, New Materialisms, and Planetary Thinking.
Wangari Maathai. Unbowed. (Fifth reading[?]; teaching text)
William Shakespeare. Antony and Cleopatra.
Marjorie Perloff. Infrathin: An Experiment in Micropoetics.
Neil Price. Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings.
William Shakespeare. Measure for Measure.
Benjamín Labatut. The MANIAC.
Avram Alpert. The Good-Enough Life.
Yasunari Kawabata. The Master of Go. (Trans. Edward G. Seidensticker)
Werner Skalla. Mysteriet om Nils: Norskkurs for deg som kan noe norsk fra før (nivå B1–B2).
Tom McCarthy. Typewriters, Bombs, Jellyfish: Essays.
Derek McCormack. Refrains for Moving Bodies: Experience and Experiment in Affective Spaces.
Rashid Khalidi. The Hundred Years' War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917–2017.
Kimerer Lamothe. Why We Dance: A Philosophy of Bodily Becoming.
Jenny Erpenbeck. Kairos. (Trans. Michael Hofmann)
Jenn Shapland. My Autobiography of Carson McCullers.
Roy Jacobsen. The Unseen. (Trans. Don Bartlett and Don Shaw)
Frode Grytten. Den dagen Nils Vik døde.
Tarjei Vesaas. The Bridges. (Trans. Elizabeth Rokkan)

Books I've Dabbled in This Year

** This category reflects my attempt to read more poetry, short stories, and essays, but without always committing to reading every piece in every collection. I'm also continuing to practice letting myself not finish books that aren't serving me — at least, for now. In time, some of these texts may move up into the "fully read" list. For now, though, want to preserve a space to keep track of my dabbling.

Timothy Morton. The Ecological Thought. (Teaching text)
Anna Tsing. The Mushroom at the End of the World. (Teaching text)
David Abram. The Spell of the Sensuous. (Teaching text)
David Abram. Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology. (Teaching text)
Jakob von Uexküll. A Foray in the Worlds of Animals and Humans. (Teaching text)
Tarjei Vesaas. The Hills Reply. (Teaching text)
Elvia Wilk. Death by Landscape. (Teaching text)
Ferdinand de Saussure. Course in General Linguistics. (Teaching text)
Claude Lévi-Strauss. Wild Thought. (Teaching text)
Eduardo Kohn. How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Human. (Teaching text)
Donna Haraway. Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene. (Teaching text)
Elizabeth Povinelli. Geontologies: A Requiem to Late Liberalism. (Teaching text)
Siobhan Angus. Camera Geologica: An Elemental History of Photography. (Teaching text)
Hugh Raffles. The Book of Unconformities: Speculations on Lost Time. (Teaching text)
Derek McCormack. Atmospheric Things: On the Allure of Elemental Envelopment. (Teaching text)
Christina Sharpe. In the Wake: On Blackness and Being. (Teaching text)
Harold Bloom. Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human.
Marjorie Garber. Shakespeare After All.
Max Liboiron. Pollution is Colonialism. (Teaching text)
Lauren Berlant + Kathleen Stewart. The Hundreds. (Teaching text)

About Me

I am a scholar and a performance maker who lives and teaches in Portland, Oregon. I completed my Ph.D. in English at Princeton University in 2017, and since then I have taught in the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art, which is now part of Willamette University.

I am a specialist in postcolonial literature, with particular emphasis on African literatures (mainly in English and French, but also Swahili). My other research and teaching interests include environmental philosophy, decolonial theory, world literature, translation studies, and the history of the novel. My first book, Unsettling Nature: Ecology, Phenomenology, and the Settler Colonial Imagination, was published by the University of Virginia Press in March 2022.

In Portland, I also work as a contemporary dance artist. I've performed in numerous companies, such as the site-specific group POV Dance and Eliza Larson's FaultLine Dance, and I've also presented original work, such as 2010's Tinnitus and 2017's Abominable. New work, tentatively titled Extinction Mass, is still in the early stages of conception.

Finally, I have a website, The Exploded View, that features long-form essays with an emphasis on world literature in translation. You can also find more information there about my other publications as well as my performance works. Please check it out!

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