Lusophone Modernisms

This is an Archive of a Past Event

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 1

Moderator: 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 2

Moderator: Christopher Kark

Marília 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.”