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Faculty of International Research and Education, School of International Liberal Studies
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Pedro Erber is Professor of Comparative Literature at the School of International Liberal Arts and the Graduate School of International Communication Studies, Waseda University. Before joining Waseda in 2019, Erber was Associate Professor of Romance Studies and Director of the East Asia Program at Cornell University. He holds a PhD in Japanese Literature from Cornell University, an M.A. in Philosophy from PUC-Rio de Janeiro, and a B.A. in Philosophy from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Erber's research and teaching spans the fields of translation studies, literature, critical theory, political and economic thinking, Brazilian and Japanese studies, and contemporary art. He is the author of Breaching the Frame: The Rise of Contemporary Art in Brazil and Japan (UC Press, 2014), Politics and Truth: Martin Heidegger's Political Philosophy (in Portuguese; Loyola/PUC-Rio, 2004), and numerous articles, catalogue essays, edited volumes, and translations. In 2016 Erber curated the exhibition The Emergence of The Contemporary: Avant-Garde Art in Japan 1950-1970 at Rio de Janeiro's Paço Imperial.

Concurrent Post

  • Faculty of International Research and Education   Graduate School of International Culture and Communication Studies

Education

  • 2002.08
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    2009.07

    Cornell University   Asian Studies   Ph.D.  

  • 2000.03
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    2002.03

    The University of Tokyo   Culture and Representation   Research Student  

  • 1998.03
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    1999.12

    Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)   Philosophy   M.A.  

  • 1994.03
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    1997.12

    Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)   Philosophy   B.A.  

  • 1996.07
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    1997.07

    Universität Freiburg   Philosophy   Exchange Student  

Degree

  • 2009   Cornell University   PhD

Research Experience

  • 2018.07
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    2019.06

    Cornell University   East Asia Program   Director

  • 2015.07
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    2019.06

    Cornell University   Department of Romance Studies   Associate Professor with Tenure

  • 2015.09
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    2016.05

    Waseda University   Department of Literature   Visiting Researcher

  • 2009.07
    -
    2015.06

    Cornell University   Department of Romance Studies   Assistant Professor

  • 2009.07
    -
    2011.07

    Rutgers University   Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures   Assistant Professor

  • 2005.08
    -
    2006.10

    Rikkyo University   Department of Image and Body Studies   Visiting Researcher

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Professional Memberships

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    American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)

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    Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA)

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    College Art Association (CAA)

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    Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

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    Modern Language Association (MLA)

 

Research Areas

  • Area studies   Latin American Studies (focus on Brazil); Japan Studies

  • Aesthetics and art studies   Postwar Art; Art Criticism

  • Economic doctrines and economic thought   Human Economics

  • Philosophy and ethics   Political Philosophy; Aesthetics

  • Literature in general   Latin American Literature / Comparative Literature

Research Interests

  • Critical Theory

  • Economics

  • Comparative Literature

  • Art and Criticism

  • Visual Studies

  • Political Thought

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Papers

  • Beautiful Money; Or, What Can Contemporary Art Teach Us About the Neoliberal Economy?

    Pedro Erber

    Revista Hispánica Moderna (Columbia University)   72 ( 2 )  2019.12  [Refereed]  [Invited]

  • Art and Contemporaneity: Three Critics in the 1960s

    Pedro Erber

    Todas as Artes. Revista Luso-Brasileira de Artes e Cultura   1 ( 1 ) 39 - 50  2018  [Refereed]

  • We Have Never Been Contemporaries: Anthropophagy Then and Now

    Pedro Erber

    Quandranti. Rivista internazionale di filosofia contemporanea   VI ( 1 )  2018  [Invited]

  • The Emergence of the Contemporary: The Japanese Avant-Garde Between Two Olympics

    Pedro Erber

    Revista VIS: Revista do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Arte - UNB   16 ( 1 )  2017  [Refereed]

  • The Politics of Strolling

    Pedro Erber

    Latin American Perspectives    2016.05  [Refereed]

  • Introduction to Akasegawa Genpei's "The Objet after Stalin"

    Pedro Erber

    ARTMARGINS   4 ( 3 ) 103 - 114  2015.10  [Invited]

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    This introduction situates Akasegawa Genpei's text The Objet after Stalin and the events surrounding his reproduction of the 1,000-yen note in the art-historical and political context of Japan's postwar avant-gardes. It explores Akasegawa's conception of the objet both in terms of its lineage within the history of Surrealism and its reception in Japan and of Akasegawa's original theoretical claims concerning the political potential of artistic practice.

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  • The fashion and the fear of contemporaneity

    Pedro Erber

    Cenários contemporâneos da escrita, PUC-Rio    2014

  • ART AND/OR REVOLUTION THE MATTER OF PAINTING IN POSTWAR JAPAN

    Pedro Erber

    ARTMARGINS   2 ( 1 ) 37 - 57  2013.02  [Refereed]

  • CONTEMPORANEITY AND ITS DISCONTENTS

    Pedro Erber

    DIACRITICS-A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY CRITICISM   41 ( 1 ) 28 - 49  2013  [Refereed]

  • The Word as Object Concrete Poetry, Ideogram, and the Materialization of Language

    Pedro Erber

    LUSO-BRAZILIAN REVIEW   49 ( 2 ) 72 - 101  2012.12  [Refereed]

  • Comparison’s Dismeasure: Theory, Universalism, and Literary Studies

    Pedro Erber

    Literatura e Criatividade Ed. Heidrun Krieger Olinto and Karl Erik Schollhammer    2011

  • Politics of Abstraction: Painting and Criticism in 1950s Brazil and Japan

    Pedro Erber

    Revista Poiesis   14  2009.08  [Refereed]

  • The Japanese May: Art, Politics, and Contemporaneity

    Pedro Erber

    Revista Praia Vermelha   18 ( 2 ) 1 - 14  2008  [Refereed]

  • Theory Materialized: Conceptual Art and its Others

    Pedro Erber

    Diacritics   36 ( 1 )  2006  [Refereed]  [Invited]

  • Martin Heidegger’s Political Thought in the Post-rectorship Period

    Pedro Erber

    O que nos faz pensar (PUC-Rio)     13 - 38  2002  [Refereed]

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Books and Other Publications

  • The Cosmic Space of Yutaka Toyota

    Pedro Erber( Part: Other)

    Yutaka Toyota (Artist Catalogue)  2019

  • Verge: Studies in Global Asias 3.2 "Between Asia and Latin America: New Perspectives in Transpacific Studies"

    Pedro Erber, Andrea Bachner( Part: Edit)

    University of Minnesota Press  2017

  • Breaching the Frame: The Rise of Contemporary Art in Brazil and Japan

    Pedro Erber( Part: Sole author)

    University of California Press  2014.12

  • Política e Verdade no Pensamento de Martin Heidegger (Politics and Truth: Martin Heideggers Political Philosophy)

    Pedro Erber( Part: Sole author)

    Loyola / PUC-Rio  2003.07

Misc

  • À Suivre/To be Continued” (dialogue between Pedro Erber, Federico Nicolao, Angela Detanico, and Rafael Lain in Archipel

    Pedro Erber

    Cahiers de l’Abbaie Ste Croix   134  2019  [Invited]

    Other  

  • The Contemporary in Performance

    Pedro Erber

    The Emergence of the Contemporary: Avant-garde Art in Japan 1950-1970 / A Emergência do Contemporâneo: Vanguarda no Japão: 1950-1970. Exhibition Catalogue.    2017  [Invited]

    Other  

  • Art and Criticism, Critique of Art, Artcritique

    Pedro Erber

    Diálogos Transdisciplinares: Arte e Pesquisa. Ed. Gilbertto Prado, Monica Tavares, and Priscila Arantes    2016

    Research paper, summary (international conference)  

  • The Crisis of Criticism and the Economy of Spectacle

    Pedro Erber

    Literatura e artes na crítica contemporânea. Ed. Heidrun Krieger Olinto; Karl Erik Schollhammer, Mariana Simoni.     275 - 281  2016  [Invited]

  • Out of Words: The Spacetime of Concrete Poetry

    Pedro Erber

    Postwar: Between the Atlantic and the Pacific (Exhibition Catalogue)    2016  [Invited]

    Other  

  • The fear of contemporaneity revisited; art and contemporaneity

    Pedro Erber

    Espaços do Afeto. Ed. Heidrun Krieger Olinto and Karl Erik Schollhammer    2015  [Invited]

    Other  

  • Gutai and Brazilian Concrete Art

    Pedro Erber

    Gutai: Splendid Playground (Exhibition Catalogue)    2013  [Refereed]  [Invited]

    Other  

  • The Politics of Abstraction: Avant-Garde Art, Criticism, and Contemporaneity in 1950s Brazil and Japan

    Pedro Erber

    Kulturelle Übersetzungen [Cultural Translations]. Berlin: Reimer Verlag.    2012  [Invited]

  • Review of Ming Tiampo, Gutai: Decentering Modernism

    Pedro Erber

    College Art Association Reviews    2012

    Book review, literature introduction, etc.  

  • Review of Robert Patrick Newcomb, Nossa and Nuestra America: Inter-American Dialogues

    Pedro Erber

    Ellipsis   10   197 - 199  2012

    Book review, literature introduction, etc.  

  • The Postwar Artistic Avant-Garde in Brazil and Japan

    Pedro Erber

    Anais do XIX Encontro Nacional de Professores de Língua, Literatura e Cultura Japonesa    2008

    Meeting report  

  • Tokyo 1969: Mishima Yukio x Todai Zenkyoto

    Pedro Erber

    Anais do XV Encontro Nacional de Professores de Língua, Literatura e Cultura Japonesa     289 - 295  2004

    Research paper, summary (international conference)  

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Other

  • The Emergence of the Contemporary: Avant-Garde Art in Japan, 1950-1970

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    Exhibition Curator: “A Emergência do Contemporâneo: Vanguarda no Japão, 1950-1970” [The Emergence of the Contemporary: Avant-Garde Art in Japan, 1950-1970]. Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, July/August, 2016.
    Attendance: 36,591 people

Research Projects

  • Contemporaneity and the World City

    Waseda University 

    Project Year :

    2019.10
    -
    2020.03
     

    Pedro Erber

  • Art and Economics

    Ishibashi Foundation / Japan Foundation 

    Project Year :

    2019.07
    -
    2019.08
     

    Pedro Erber

  • The Emergence of the Contemporary: Avant-Garde Art in Japan, 1950-1970

    Robert and Helen Appel Fellowship 

    Project Year :

    2015.07
    -
    2015.12
     

    Pedro Erber

  • Occupy the Shopping Mall

    Society for the Humanities, Cornell University 

    Project Year :

    2013.07
    -
    2014.06
     

    Pedro Erber

  • Translating the Avant-Garde

    The Japan Foundation 

    Project Year :

    2005.09
    -
    2006.11
     

    Pedro Erber

  • Kyoto School and the Metaphysics of Western History

    Monbusho  Monbusho Research Fellowship

    Project Year :

    2000.03
    -
    2002.03
     

    Pedro Erber

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Presentations

  • Different but not Alien: Abstract Painting, Peripheral Modernity, Mário Pedrosa

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Global Art History and the Documentary Turn, NYU Abu Dhabi 

    Presentation date: 2019.09

  • Brazilian Anthropophagy and Its Others

    Pedro Erber

    Latin American Studies Association (LASA) 

    Presentation date: 2019.05

  • The Aesthetic Economy of Neoliberalism

    Pedro Erber

    American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 

    Presentation date: 2019.03

  • Specters of Uneven Development: Brazilian Anthropophagy and the Kyoto School

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Invited Lecture at Boston University 

    Presentation date: 2019.02

  • Belatedness and Other Peripheral Anxieties: On Overcoming Modernity in Japan and Brazil

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    East Asia Program Luncheon Series, Cornell University 

    Presentation date: 2018.11

  • Aesthetic Economies

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Institute for Comparative Modernities, Cornell University 

    Presentation date: 2018.10

  • Overcoming Modernity: A Comparative Perspective

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    WASON Conference, Cornell University 

    Presentation date: 2018.09

  • Specters of Uneven Development: Brazilian Anthropophagy and its Others

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Modernist Geographies Workshop, University of Syracuse 

    Presentation date: 2018.09

  • The Revolution as Play

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Words and Violence: Global History of the 1968 Protests in Japan and its Contemporary Meaning Leiden University 

    Presentation date: 2018.08

  • To Whom does Anthropophagy Unite US?

    Pedro Erber

    Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) 

    Presentation date: 2018.07

  • Figures of Finance in Brazilian Literature and Visual Arts

    Pedro Erber

    Latin American Studies Association (LASA) 

    Presentation date: 2018.05

  • We Have Never Been Contemporaries: Anthropophagy Now and Then

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Poesis de Arquivo, PUC-Rio 

    Presentation date: 2017.12

  • The Politics of Play: Contemporary Art, Neoliberalism, and the Crisis of Labor

    Pedro Erber

    American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 

    Presentation date: 2017.07

  • Between Asia and Latin America: Dislocating Area Studies

    Pedro Erber

    Latin American Studies Association (LASA) 

    Presentation date: 2017.04

  • Mário Pedrosa and Art Criticism in Twentieth-Century Brazil

    Pedro Erber

    College Arts Association (CAA) 

    Presentation date: 2017.02

  • The Politics of Play: in Brazil and Beyond

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Invited Lecture at SUNY-Oswego 

    Presentation date: 2016.11

  • Japanese Postwar Art in 21st Century Brazil: Performing Contemporaneity

    Pedro Erber

    Syracuse University 

    Presentation date: 2016.11

  • Japan is Here: Inventions of the Contemporary

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    School of Communication, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro 

    Presentation date: 2016.07

  • Roberto Schwarz, Machado de Assis, and the Economies of Literature

    Pedro Erber

    Latin American Studies Association (LASA) 

    Presentation date: 2016.05

  • Comparison Beyond Measure: How to Think Transnationally after the End of Area Studies?World-Map and World Culture. Tsinghua-Cornell Symposium. Beijing, ChinaWorld-Map and World Culture. Tsinghua-Cornell Symposium. Beijing, ChinaWorld-Map and World Culture

    Pedro Erber

    World-Map and World Culture. Tsinghua-Cornell Symposium. Beijing 

    Presentation date: 2016.04

  • Art Without Borders? The Postwar Avant-Garde in Transnational Perspective

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Invited Lecture at NYU-Shanghai's Perspectives on The Humanities Series 

    Presentation date: 2016.04

  • Heidegger and the Avant-Garde

    Pedro Erber

    American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 

    Presentation date: 2016.03

  • A Master in the Periphery of Neoliberalism

    Pedro Erber

    The Interface of Literature and Economics, ELLAK International Conference, Daejeon, South Korea 

    Presentation date: 2016

  • Matter, Body, City: Art and Politics in Japan circa 1960

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Invited Lecture at Meiji Gakuin 

    Presentation date: 2015.12

  • The Art of Speculation: Capitalism and Aesthetic Judgment

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Keynote Speech at Chicago Graduate Conference, UIC-Northwestern-University of Chicago 

    Presentation date: 2015.11

  • Aesthetics of Speculation

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Rethinking Latin American Art and Culture, Columbia University 

    Presentation date: 2015.10

  • The Crisis of Criticism and the Economy of Spectacle

    Pedro Erber

    ] O Papel da Crítica na Literatura e nas Artes Contemporâneas, PUC-Rio 

    Presentation date: 2015.09

  • A Musical Introduction to Brazil

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Invited Lecture at Ferris University 

    Presentation date: 2015.07

  • Art and Criticism, Critique of Art, Artcritique

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Keynote Address at Seminário Internacional Diálogos Transdisciplinares: Arte e Pesquisa, USP, São Paulo 

    Presentation date: 2015.06

  • Art, Economy, Spectacle

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Intensive Seminar (five lectures) at University of São Paulo (USP)_ 

    Presentation date: 2015.06

  • Verbivocovisual: Art as Discourse and the Place of Criticism

    Pedro Erber

    Latin American Perspectivestin American Studies Association (LASA) 

    Presentation date: 2015.05

  • A Brazilian Critic in 1950s Japan

    Pedro Erber

    Association for Asian Studies (AAS) 

    Presentation date: 2015.03

  • From the economization of art to aestheticization of economy

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    International Forum at Waseda University 

    Presentation date: 2015

  • The Avant-Garde as Narrative: In Memory of Akasegawa Genpei

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    East Asia Program Luncheon Series, Cornell University 

    Presentation date: 2014.11

  • Mário Pedrosa: Interpreter of Brazil

    Pedro Erber

    Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) 

    Presentation date: 2014.08

  • Anthropophagy, Resistance, Contemporaneity

    Pedro Erber

    Intersections between East Asia and South America, Workshop at NYU Buenos Aires 

    Presentation date: 2014.05

  • The Politics of Strolling

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Latin American Perspectivestin American Perspectivestin American Studies Association (LASA) 

    Presentation date: 2014.05

  • Contemporaneity as Method

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    The Contemporary, Colloquium at Stanford University 

    Presentation date: 2014.05

  • Occupy the Shopping Mall

    Pedro Erber

    Occupation: A Critical Problematic for the Humanities, Conference of the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University 

    Presentation date: 2014.04

  • Who is Occupying Brazil?

    Pedro Erber

    American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 

    Presentation date: 2014.03

  • Tetsumi Kudo at the São Paulo Biennale

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    International Symposium and Exhibition “Your Portrait: Kudo Tetsumi” at the National Museum of Art, Osaka 

    Presentation date: 2013.11

  • Contemporary Brazilian Politics: Contextualizing the Events of June 2013

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Democracy and Dictatorship in Latin America: Past and Present. Conference at Cornell University 

    Presentation date: 2013.09

  • The Fear of Contemporaneity Revisited

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Literatura e Contemporaneidade: Espaços do Afeto, PUC-Rio 

    Presentation date: 2013.06

  • Materialism, National Literature, Roberto Schwarz

    Pedro Erber

    Latin American Perspectivesin American Perspectivestin American Perspectivestin American Studies Association (LASA) 

    Presentation date: 2013.05

  • Developmentalism, Dependency Theory, Contemporaneity

    Pedro Erber

    American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 

    Presentation date: 2013.04

  • Gutai and Experiences with Performance in Japan

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Invited Lecture at Universidade Federal da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro (UNI-Rio) 

    Presentation date: 2013.03

  • Anthropophagy, Contemporaneity, and Uneven Development

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Invited Lecture at Universidade Federal da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro (UNI-Rio) 

    Presentation date: 2013.03

  • Participation and the Margins of Art

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Visual Culture Colloquium, Department of History of Art, Cornell University 

    Presentation date: 2012.11

  • Literature, Participation, Materiality

    Pedro Erber

    Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) 

    Presentation date: 2012.09

  • Contemporaneity and its Discontents

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Latin American Studies Program (LASP), Cornell University 

    Presentation date: 2012.09

  • The Fashion and the Fear of Contemporaneity

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Cenários Contemporâneos da Escrita, PUC-Rio 

    Presentation date: 2012.06

  • Art and/or Revolution: Japanese avant-garde art 1950-1970

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Invited Lecture at Centro de Arquitetura e Design, Rio de Janeiro 

    Presentation date: 2012.06

  • Spectator Participation and the Refusal of Metapolitics

    Pedro Erber

    Latin American Perspectivesn American Perspectivesin American Perspectivestin American Perspectivestin American Studies Association (LASA) 

    Presentation date: 2012.05

  • Mário Pedrosa and Gutai: A Brazilian Art Critic in 1950s Japan

    Pedro Erber

    American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 

    Presentation date: 2012.04

  • Exorcizing the Spectre of Comparisons

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Transnational Studies and Areas Studies, Cornell University 

    Presentation date: 2011.04

  • Art Criticism as Metapolitics

    Pedro Erber

    Janey Annual Conference: Latin America and Theory, New School for Social Research, New York 

    Presentation date: 2011.04

  • Revolution of Sensibility: Mário Pedrosa and Postwar Abstraction

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Invited Lecture at Cornell University 

    Presentation date: 2011.02

  • Mario Pedrosa and Art Criticism as Revolutionary Weapon,”

    Pedro Erber

    Latin American Studies Association (LASA) 

    Presentation date: 2010.10

  • Between Painting and the Object in Brazil and Japan circa 1960

    Pedro Erber

    Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) 

    Presentation date: 2010.07

  • The Ticklish Object. Akasegawa Genpei between Art, Politics, and Theory

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Invited Lecture at University of Chicago 

    Presentation date: 2010.05

  • concrete Art and Material Conceptualism

    Pedro Erber

    American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 

    Presentation date: 2010.04

  • Ideogram as Poetic Utopia: The Space and Time of Concrete Poetry

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Invited Lecture at Columbia University 

    Presentation date: 2010.02

  • Materialist Painting: The Politics of Abstraction in Postwar Japan

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Rethinking Postwar Japanese Modern and Contemporary Intellectual History, Tohoku University 

    Presentation date: 2009.09

  • Avant-Garde and Contemporaneity: Prolegomena to a comparative analysis of the artistic context of the 1950s and 60s in Brazil and Japan

    Pedro Erber

    Brazilian Sociology Association (SBS) Conference, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro 

    Presentation date: 2009.07

  • A Vanguarda Japonesa entre a Pintura e o Objeto

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Invited Lecture at Universidade de Brasília (UNB) 

    Presentation date: 2009.07

  • The Unsuitable Avant-Garde?

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Kulterelle Übersetzungen (Cultural Translations) at Abi Warburg Haus, Hamburg 

    Presentation date: 2009.04

  • Concrete Poetry and the Brazilian Ideogram

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Invited Lecture at Princeton University 

    Presentation date: 2009.01

  • Avant-Garde and Contemporaneity

    Pedro Erber

    Desire Praxis and The Commons. Conference at SUNY Binghamton 

    Presentation date: 2008.11

  • Outside the Frame: Avant-Garde Art in Japan and Brazil circa 1960

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Visual Culture Colloquium, Department of History of Art and Visual Studies, Cornell University 

    Presentation date: 2008.11

  • Concrete Poetry and the Brazilian Ideogram

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Invited Lecture at Rutgers University 

    Presentation date: 2008.11

  • Avant-Garde and Contemporaneity

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    The Digital Archive and the Future of the Humanities. Conference at Cornell University 

    Presentation date: 2008.09

  • The 1960s Avant-Gardes in Brazil and Japan

    Pedro Erber

    XIX Encontro Nacional de Professores de Língua, Literatura e Cultura Japonesa, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro 

    Presentation date: 2008.08

  • The Spectator as Artist and the Artist as Spectator. The Case of Akasegawa Genpei and Hélio Oiticica

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    RAJIKARU! Experimentations in Japanese Art 1950-1975. Workshop at UCLA 

    Presentation date: 2007

  • Voices from the Avant-Garde

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Presentation at The Japan Foundation Headquarters 

    Presentation date: 2006.11

  • Challenging the Monopoly of Fiction: Akasegawa Genpei vs. the Japanese State

    Pedro Erber

    The Force of Events – conference at Cornell University 

    Presentation date: 2005.04

  • Tokyo 1969: Mishima Yukio x Todai Zenkyoto

    Pedro Erber

    XV Encontro Nacional de Professores de Língua, Literatura e Cultura Japonesa, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro 

    Presentation date: 2004.08

  • Modernity and Cannibalism: Philosophy in the Periphery of the West

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Invited Lecture at Universidade Candido Mendes, Rio de Janeiro 

    Presentation date: 2004

  • A New Politics for Latin America? Lula’s Victory in the Brazilian Presidential Election

    Pedro Erber, Razack Karriem

    Presentation at Cornell University 

    Presentation date: 2002.11

  • Desire in Heidegger and Levinas

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Invited Lecture at Sociedade Psicanalítica Letra Freudiana, Rio de Janeiro 

    Presentation date: 2000.03

  • Politics and Metaphysics in Heidegger’s Parmenides Lecture

    Pedro Erber

    III Simpósio de Filosofia Moderna e Contemporânea at UNIOESTE, Toledo, Brazil 

    Presentation date: 1999.10

  • Martin Heidegger’s concept of Volk

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Congresso de Filosofia e Hermenêutica at U.F.S.M., Santa Maria, Brazil 

    Presentation date: 1998.12

  • O Conceito de Povo no Pensamento de Martin Heidegger

    Pedro Erber

    VIII A.N.P.O.F. in Caxambu, Brazil 

    Presentation date: 1998.07

  • The subject in Heidegger

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Jornada Anual da Sociedade Psicanalitica Letra Freudiana, Rio de Janeiro 

    Presentation date: 1998

  • Tokyo 1968: The Revolution as Play

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    May (19)68 as a Global Phenomenon: Representations and Reinventions, PUC-Rio 

  • Finance and Fiction: The Aesthetics of Capitalist Realism

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Seminar at Tsinghua University School of Humanities 

  • Art, Finance, Play: What can contemporary art teach us about neoliberal economics?

    Pedro Erber  [Invited]

    Invited Lecture at NYU-Shanghai 

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Specific Research

  • The Contemporary as Method: Chronopolitics, Translation, and the World Economy

    2021  

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     During the course of this special topic research grant, I have pursued research on the concept of contemporaneity with a special focus on its relationship to the practice and theory of translation, on the one hand, and its implications to the hegemony of neoliberal ideology, on the other hand. My essay “Philosophy in quarantine (A filosofia em quarentena),” was published in Portuguese in September 2020 with Zazie Edições. In addition to this publication, two of my articles relating to this ongoing research appeared during the calendar year 2020: “The Long-Lasting Present: Art, Duration, and Contemporaneity” and “Mapping, Coding, Translating: Concrete Legacies in the Work of Detanico Lain.” My research on neoliberal thought conducted during this period resulted in a Kakenhi project proposal entitled “Neoliberalism and the Limits of Knowledge,” which was awarded a Kakenhi grant for the period from 2021 to 2023. 

  • The Contemporary as Method: Chronopolitics, Translation, and the World City

    2019  

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    For this project, I conducted research around the question of contemporaneity with a special focus on its relationship to the practice and theory of translation. During the period of this grant, my research was developed on two separate fronts. The first one focused on the intermedia translations by Brazilian artists Rafael Lain and Angela Detanico and the poets Kitasono Katsue and Luis Carlos Vinholes. On the basis of this research, I wrote the catalogue text for Detanico Lain’s exhibition at The Club, Tokyo and published a paper entitled “Mapping, Coding, Translating: Concrete Legacies in the Work of Detanico Lain,” in the Journal of Lusophone Studies (V.5, N.1). This article draws The second aspect of this project expanded upon my research on contemporary art and the remaking of urban space, which I conducted in Tokyo over the summer of 2019 as a Japan Foundation /Ishibashi Foundation fellow. For this stage, which focused on the city as a space of translation, I conducted research on the work of two writers from Trieste whose literary practice is deeply grounded on the poetics of multilingual urban spaces: Umberto Saba and Scipio Slataper. 

 

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Teaching Experience

  • Comparative Literature

    Rutgers University  

  • Japanese Literature

    Rutgers University  

  • Brazilian Studies

    Rutgers University  

  • Comparative Literature

    Cornell University  

  • Brazilian Literature and Culture

    Cornell University  

  • Romance Studies

    Cornell University  

  • Comparative Literature

    Waseda University  

  • Critical Theory

    Waseda University  

  • Translation Studies

    Waseda University  

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