JOURNEYS AND (RE)CONNECTIONS IN CONTEMPORARY BRAZILIAN
LITERATURE/ VIAGENS E (RE)ENCONTROS NA LITERATURA BRASILEIRA CONTEMPORÂNEA
Monday, 15 April 2013 – 13:30-18:30
Room 2, Academiegebouw, Rapenburg 73, 2311 GJ Leiden.
Orgs: Dr Sara Brandellero (
) and Dr
Leonardo Tonus (Université Paris-Sorbonne) Leiden
Journey narratives have informed the Brazilian imaginary since the very emergence of the Brazilian nation that resulted from colonization and have been inscribed into the country’s literary imagination henceforth. Whether articulating experiences of discovery, conquest, colonization in the country’s early texts or translating stories of migration, deterritorialization and cultural encounters in our (post)modern world, literary journeys, whether simply thematic or also intertextual and intermedial, reveal much about the shaping of modern
and its place in today’s
global village. Brazil
This international symposium will have as its focus Brazil’s contemporary literary production, which is today experiencing one its most dynamic moments, with a vibrant and growing publishing market, emergence of a number of national literary festivals, not forgetting Brazil’s role as guest of honour at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair.
Some of the questions we pose are: How and where do writers and characters travel? What does this tell us of the shaping of Brazilians’ cosmopolitan, national or personal identities?
13:30h – Welcome - Sara Brandellero and Leonardo Tonus
PANEL 1: 13:45-15:45hs
Chair: Dr. Vinicius de Carvalho (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Japanese Travels and Readings in Adriana Lisboa’s Rakushisha.
Dr. Marcel Vejmelka (Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz / Germersheim)
Journeys across Choppy Waters in the Work of Conceição Evaristo.
Dr. Sara Brandellero (Leiden University)
The Journey as a Vanishing Point.
Maria Angélica Amâncio (PhD UFMG – Brazil - Paris-Diderot - Paris VII/Capes Scholar)
Eu e os Outros em Mongólia, de Bernardo Carvalho
Camila Gonzatto (PhD – PUCRS- Brazil/ Latin American Institute, Freie Universität
COFFEE BREAK 15:45-16:15
PANEL 2: 16:15-18:15hs
Chair: Prof.a Dra. Maria Lúcia de Barros Camargo (UFSC, Brazil)
Para Viver, é Preciso Navegar: o Mar como Metáfora Existencial em Mare Nostrum (2004) de Salim Miguel
Dr. Georg Wink (Latin American Institute, Freie Universität Berlin)
Vozes Expatriadas na Literatura Brasileira Contemporânea.
Dr. Leonardo Tonus (Université Paris-Sorbonne)
Encontros, Descobrimentos e (Ex)tradições: a Narrativa Brasileira Contemporânea de Viagem (1970-2000)
Vinicius Carneiro (PhD -PUCRS, Brazil/Université Paris-Sorbonne)
Viagens Urbanas: o Elo entre Escrita e Caminhada em “Crônica de um vagabundo”, de Samuel Rawet
Michel Mingote (PhD -UFMG, Brazil/Université Paris-Sorbonne/ CAPES Scholar)
NB: Papers will be given in the language of the title (English or Portuguese).
20 mins papers + 10 mins questions.
Event is free, but we ask that those interested in attending register by emailing email@example.com, no later than 10 April 2013.
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