Portuguese Literature & Culture Series

Greeting Goncalo M. Tavares at a FLAD eventIn cooperation with the University of Lisbon and CETAPS-FCSH (Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies), Universidade Nova de Lisboa, DISQUIET offers a series of lectures on Portuguese literature and culture. Lectures and talks cover a wide variety of topics and take many forms, from moderated panels to digressive informal discussions. This lecture series is the ideal context in which to study the intersections between Portuguese and Anglophone literature and culture and contemporary Portuguese literature. Portuguese Lecture and Culture Series events take place in the afternoons after the workshops on the University of Lisbon and NOVA campuses.

Past lectures include:

  • A special panel dedicated to the Three Marias, the celebrated trio of women who collaborated on one of the most subversive books in Portuguese history
  • Reading and talk with Saramago Prize winner Gonçalo M. Tavares and DISQUIET faculty writer Philip Graham, in Portuguese and English with simultaneous translation
  • Reading and discussion with Antonio Lobo Antunes
  • Contemporary Portuguese-American Poetic Strands – poetry translation workshop with a focus on diasporic literatures, including translations of poems by Portuguese-English translation of poems by Alberto de Lacerda and English-Portuguese translation of poems by the Portuguese-American poet Frank X Gaspar
  • Reading and talk with Lídia Jorge, two-time winner of the City of Lisbon Literary Prize and of numerous international awards.
  • Talks on contemporary Portuguese culture, publishing, and related topics by Patrícia Portela and Margarida Vale de Gato
  • Reading and performance with writer and musician Jacinto Lucas Pires

Featured Writers:

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Teolinda Gersão

The Portuguese Literature and Culture series has featured the following writers and scholars:

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