ERBER, Pedro Rabelo

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Affiliation

Faculty of International Research and Education, School of International Liberal Studies

Job title

Professor

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Profile

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.

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

Education 【 display / non-display

  • 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 【 display / non-display

  • 2009   Cornell University   PhD

Research Experience 【 display / non-display

  • 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
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    2015.06

    Cornell University   Department of Romance Studies   Assistant Professor

  • 2009.07
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    2011.07

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

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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 【 display / non-display

  • Economic doctrines and economic thought   Human Economics

  • Literature in general   Latin American Literature / Comparative Literature

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

  • Aesthetics and art studies   Postwar Art; Art Criticism

  • Philosophy and ethics   Political Philosophy; Aesthetics

Research Interests 【 display / non-display

  • Critical Theory

  • Economics

  • Comparative Literature

  • Art and Criticism

  • Visual Studies

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Papers 【 display / non-display

  • 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]

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Books and Other Publications 【 display / non-display

  • 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

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  • 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  

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

    2016.08
     
     

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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 【 display / non-display

  • Contemporaneity and the World City

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    2019.10
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    2020.03
     

    Pedro Erber

    Authorship: Principal investigator

  • Art and Economics

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    2019.07
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    2019.08
     

    Pedro Erber

    Authorship: Principal investigator

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

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    2015.07
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    2015.12
     

    Pedro Erber

    Authorship: Principal investigator

  • Occupy the Shopping Mall

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    2013.07
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    2014.06
     

    Pedro Erber

    Authorship: Principal investigator

  • Translating the Avant-Garde

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    2005.09
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    2006.11
     

    Pedro Erber

    Authorship: Principal investigator

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Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • 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

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Specific Research 【 display / non-display

  • 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 【 display / non-display

  • Comparative Literature

    Rutgers University  

  • Japanese Literature

    Rutgers University  

  • Brazilian Studies

    Rutgers University  

  • Comparative Literature

    Cornell University  

  • Brazilian Literature and Culture

    Cornell University  

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