Indication: Professor Maria do Carmo Freitas Veneroso – Fine Arts School of UFMG

Period: From April 09 to May, 15, 2017

Claus Clüver is Professor emeritus of Comparative Literature at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he taught courses in interarts and intermedial studies, literary theory, and literatures in European languages of the 19th and 20th centuries. He also was visiting professor at New York University, Univeristy of California at Berkeley, and in Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Portugal and, from 1976 until 2011, in Brazil (several times at PUC-SP, at USP, and at UFMG). Fifty of his publications deal with topics related to intermedial and interarts studies. His book Thornton Wilder und André Obey (in German, 1978) deals with 20th-century epic theatre. He is a co-editor of five books, including The Pictured Word (1998), Signs of Change: Transformations of Christian Traditions and their Representation in the Arts, 1000–2000 (2004) and The Imaginary: Word and Image / L’Imaginaire: texte et image (2015). Professor Clüver has received a “Distinguished Teaching Award” from Indiana University, an honorary doctor’s degree from Lunds Universitet, Sweden, and the Medal of the Universidade de Lisboa.