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In the images above, Brazilian artist Hugo Canuto brings Yoruba mythology to superhero comics. For Monday's research assignment, we are going to use our own imaginations to bring these characters to life. Using the orixás you selected in class, please respond to the questions below:
You may also find this article to be useful in thinking about how the Yoruba deities have been adapted in Brazil: "Everyday and Esoteric Reality in the Afro-Brazilian Candomblé" by Sheila S. Walker. We will be referring to this article in our discussion of Daytripper also.
Here is Hugo Canuto's website and articles about Contos dos Orixás and the influence of Marvel's Avengers.
We had a terrific week studying Marcelo d'Salete's CUMBE. Our discussion focused on two stories from the collection: "Calunga" and "Cumbe." Because these are comics, we spent a great deal of time on the visual narrative's design and pacing. We particularly appreciated the expert use of silent panels and flashbacks. Scenes such as Valu and Nana's reunion in the calunga (p. 44) or the mother working alongside her son on the engenho (p. 109-110) were especially powerful.
Here are a few additional observations and questions:
Tivemos uma ótima semana estudando o CUMBE de Marcelo d'Salete. Nossa discussão centrou-se em duas histórias da coleção: "Calunga" e "Cumbe". Como esses são quadrinhos, passamos muito tempo no design e no ritmo da narrativa visual. Especialmente apreciamos o uso especializado de painéis silenciosos e flashbacks. Cenas como a reunião de Valu e Nana na calunga (p. 44) ou a mãe trabalhando ao lado de seu filho no engenho (p 109-110) foram especialmente poderosas.
Aqui estão algumas observações e perguntas adicionais:
Greetings! In order to prepare for next week's readings on Marcelo d'Salete's CUMBE, we will spend Monday discussing a short chapter from Teresa Meade's history of Brazil, "Slavery, Patriarchy, and the Church." (Follow this link to view and download the document via Google Drive.) As you read:
ONE MORE THING: Although we have no comics assigned for Monday, you might appreciate this webcomic from American cartoonist Whit Taylor: What is Race?