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181. Brazilian, Portuguese, and Afro-Lusophone Literatures in the Context of Comparative Literary Studies

Thursday, 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:
I'm very much looking forward to our conversation!

Responding: Luiz Fernando Valente

Session Description:

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.


  • Portuguese, Luso-Brazilian, and Lusophone Literatures

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