181. Brazilian, Portuguese, and Afro-Lusophone Literatures in the Context of Comparative Literary Studies
Saturday, 9 January, 7:00–8:15 p.m., Columbus, Sheraton Chicago
Program arranged by the American Portuguese Studies Association
Presiding: Luiz Fernando Valente, Brown Univ.
Speakers: Ana Paula Ferreira, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Earl E. Fitz, Vanderbilt Univ.; Robert Patrick Newcomb, Univ. of California, Davis; Daniel Silva, Middlebury Coll.
Robert Patrick Newcomb's Annotation:
Responding: Luiz Fernando Valente
Subscribing to an expansive, non-Eurocentric definition of comparative literature, this roundtable will focus on the challenges and opportunities for approaching Brazilian, Portuguese, and Afro-Lusophone literatures not merely as products of a self-contained “Portuguese-speaking world” but, rather, as key elements in an international system of literary exchanges.
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