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Lusophone Modernisms

This three-hour conference explores some of the fundamental aspects of literary Modernism in the Portuguese-speaking world. Topics explored include: technology and development; land and place; self and subjectivity; periphery and semi-periphery; Africa and Brazil; nation and empire. Participants include Stanford faculty and invited scholars from Portugal. In English.Welcoming Remarks: Elena Dancu (Stanford)Session 1Moderator: Ami Schiess (UC Berkeley)Pedro Sepúlveda (U Nova de Lisboa): “Pessoa's Fragments”Karen Sotelino (Stanford): “Correspondence in Translation: The Language of Nature, The Nature of Language in Raúl Brandão’s Os Pobres"Humberto Brito (U Nova de Lisboa): “To Exist as a Person”Session 2Moderator: Christopher KarkMarília Librandi-Rocha (Stanford): “Text, Telephone and Telegram: The Technologies of the Novel Serafim Ponte Grande (1928/1933) by Oswald de Andrade.”Vincent Barletta (Stanford): “Rhythm and Dwelling: On Poetry in Mozambique”Victoria Saramago (Stanford): “Geographies of De-Geographication: Displacement in Macunaíma.”



Tuesday, April 8, 2014. 05:00 PM


Pigott Hall (Bldg. 260), Room 252


Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures




Free and open to the public