Reporter 415, 23 February 1998

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Semana do Mundo de Lingua Portuguesa

Portuguese-speaking World Week

Wednesday 4th March to Friday 6th March 1998

All events to take place in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese

We are grateful to the Instituto Camoes and the Spanish and Luso- Brazilian society at the University of Leeds for their assistance in staging this event.

Each session will have two speakers. Each presentation will be followed by a period for questions, and it is hoped that this will lead to a broader-ranging discussion of the issues raised by both speakers at the end of the session.



Wednesday 4th March, a.m: Brazilian Literature and Culture (Room 229)

10 am Dr. Mark Dinneen (University of Southampton): "The Relationship between Popular Culture and Literature in North East Brazil'"

Monica Tagliaferri vila (University of York): "On Language, Silence and Otherness: Clarice Lispector and Virginia Woolf"

Wednesday 4th March, p.m: Contemporary Portugal (Room 229)

2.30 pm Dr. David Corkill (Manchester Metropolian University): "'Nem Bom Vento Nem Bom Casamento': Contemporary Luso-Hispanic Relations"

Luis Santos (Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal): "How the PSD changed the Portuguese image of Portugal"

5 pm Video: Saudade - A Documentary about the Portuguese community from the Azores in New England, USA. Wine will be served, and we hope that Professor Frank Sousa, Director of the Center for Portuguese Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, who worked on the production of the video and whose University is located in the area described, will be present to answer any questions which members of the audience may have.

Thursday 5th March, p.m.

2.30 pm Ligia Silva (University of Manchester): "(Re)Telling History: Lidia Jorge's O Dia dos Prodigios"

Luis Varela (Instituto Camoes and University of Leeds): "On Translating into Portuguese: Should a Translator Make a Good Lover? (With a Little Help from Theory)" (the speaker has published translations of Katherine Mansfield and Patricia Highsmith, amongst other authors)

Friday 6th March, a.m.: Translation Issues

10 am Ana de Brito (Instituto Camoes and University of Glasgow): "How do you say 'Apartheid' in Portuguese? Translating Culture and Translated Cultures - a Translator's Approach" (the speaker has translated into Portuguese major works such as Nelson Mandela's Long Walk to Freedom)

Cristina Sousa (University of Salford): "Language, Social Background and the Elizabethan (Under)World: Approaches to Translating Joan Aiken's Black Heart in Battersea into Portuguese"

Friday 6th March, p.m.: Nineteenth-Century Portuguese Literature

2.30 pm John Hobbs (University of Edinburgh): "Problems of Influence in the 'Geracao de 70'"

3.30 pm THE INSTITUTO CAMOES LECTURE: Professor Frank Sousa (Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures and Director of the Center for Portuguese Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth), "The Last Works of Eca de Queiros: from Realism/ Naturalism to an 'Aesthetic of Imperfection'"

Please note that there will also be a Carnival organised by the Spanish and Luso-Brazilian Society on the evening of Monday 2nd March. Look out for the posters in the Department!

Please address any queries to:
Dr. David Frier
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
The University of Leeds LS2 9JT.
Phone: (0113) 233 3525 E-mail:

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