Literatura de Cordel in Moffitt Library

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 16 – June 30, 2017 every day |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library


This exhibition highlights a collection of Brazilian chapbooks or Literatura
de Cordel in the Moffitt Library. These chapbooks are still produced for
mass consumption in the Northeastern Brazil. These are called literature de
cordel as they are hung from a cord in the book-stands so that the consumers
can browse them and select them according to their desires. There are
several themes that are portrayed in these chap-books. A story is narrated
within the cordel in a poetic form and themes can vary from religious,
political, social and romantic. The curatorial team that consists of Dr.
Liladhar Pendse, Aisha Hamilton and Kevin Cloud invites to visit the
physical exhibit in the Moffitt Library through June 30, 2017. However for
those who cannot come to the campus, we have prepared an online counterpart
of this physical exhibition that can be viewed here: