Northwestern University


Printemps Litteraire Bresilien 2018

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When: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
All day  

Where: Kresge Hall, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Inquires about attendence? Email

Contact: Spanish & Portuguese Department   847.491.8249

Group: Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Category: Academic

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Between March 14 and May 10, 2018 more than 50 Brazilian and Portuguese novelists, poets, illustrators and essayists will participate in this fifth edition of the Brazilian Literary Spring which will be held in four European countries (in France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany) and for the first time in the United States. Debates, readings, poetic meetings, writing workshops and book launches are planned in institutional spaces, cultural centers and bookstores, but also in many universities, high schools and primary schools.

The Printempts Litteraire in the U.S. is co-sponsored by the Northwestern University Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, The Buffet Insititute for Global Studies, the Center for the Writing Arts and the Consulate General of Brazil. Organizers: César Braga-Pinto (Northwestern
University) and Leonardo Tonus (Sorbonne Université).

Monday, April 16th

Northwestern University – Harris 108

[in Portuguese]

[4 PM]
With César Braga-Pinto, Chair, Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Northwestern
University; Embassador Maria De Lujan Caputo Winkler, Consul-General of Brazil in Chicago.

[4:30 PM]
Keynote speaker
Reconfigurações do transnacional na literatura brasileira contemporânea.
With Leonardo Tonus (Sorbonne Université).

[5:30 PM]
Poetry Reading I
With Pádua Fernandes, Allan da Rosa, Adriana Lisboa, Leonardo Tonus and Fábio Weintraub.

[6:30 PM] 
Book launching and reception
A Violência das letras: amizade e inimizade na
by César Braga-Pinto
literatura brasileira (1888-1940),
(Eduerj, 2018).
Agora vai ser assim [poetry], by Leonardo Tonus (Ed. Nós, 2018).

Tuesday, April 17th
Northwestern University – Kresge 1-515

[9:30-11 AM]
Transnational Spaces in Contemporary Literature [in English]
With Adriana Lisboa, Chico Mattoso, José Luiz Passos.

[12:30–2 PM]
Literature, Translation, Cosmopolitanism [in Spanish]
With Alexandre Vidal Porto, Carola Saavedra, Lucrécia Zappi.
Moderators: César Braga-Pinto, Leonardo Tonus, Alejandra Uslenghi.

Poetry reading II
[bilingual Portuguese/Spanish]
With Fábio Weintraub and José Delpino.

[2:30–4 PM]
Re-imagening Brazil Today [in English]
With Chico Mattoso, Cintia Moscovich, Frances de Pontes Peebles, Robson Viturino.
Moderators: César Braga-Pinto, Leonardo Tonus, Jacob Winkelfeld.

[4:30 PM]
Poetry and Resistance [in Portuguese]
Roundtable with Fabio Weintraub and Allan da Rosa.
Moderators: Leonardo Tonus and Paulo Dutra.

[5:30–8 PM]
Poetry Reading III (followed by reception)
John Evans Center
With Allan da Rosa.

Wednesday, April 18th
Northwestern University – Kresge 1-515

[9:30–11 AM]
Gender and Sexuality in Brazilian Literature Today [in English]
With Pádua Fernandes, Natalia Polesso and
Alexandre Vidal Porto.
Moderators: César Braga-Pinto and Leonardo Tonus.

[1–2 PM]
Narrators in Crisis/The Crisis of the narrator [in English]
With Adriana Lisboa, Cintia Moscovich and Carola Saavedra.
Moderators: César Braga-Pinto, LeonardoTonus, Felipe Neves.

[2–3:15 PM]
Women Writers in Brazil [in Portuguese] With Simone Paulino, Luli Penna and Natalia Polesso Cintia Moscovich.
Moderators: Leonardo Tonus and Cintia Vezzani.

[3:30–5:30 PM]
New Directions in Brazilian Fiction [in English]
With Adriana Lisboa, José Luiz Passos,
Frances de Pontes Peebles Robson Viturino and Lucrecia Zappi.
Moderators: César Braga-Pinto and


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