I’m writing to introduce myself as a candidate for the Global Portuguese Executive Committee. I am an Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Oregon, where I teach and research in modern and contemporary Caribbean, Lusophone African, and Latin American literature and culture. My book Forms of…[Read more]
In the 2018 MLA Convention, the Luso-Brazilian Forum organized a meeting to remember Professor Antonio Candido (1918-2017), on January 6, 7:15-8:30 PM. This posting collects most papers read at the meeting. Should you be interested in contributing your own remembrance, or reflections on Candido’s career, please send them to me on the Commons. I…[Read more]
Gerardo Augusto Lorenzino started the topic MLA 2018, CFP: “Language Change: Global (Im-)gration and Linguistic Insecurity” in the discussion Lusophone Literatures and Cultures outside Portugal and Brazil on MLA Commons 4 years ago
The Executive Committee of the Forum on Language Change is seeking proposals for the session “Language Change: Global (Im-)migration and Linguistic Insecurity”. See short and long CFP below.
Papers exploring how global and local migrations affect language practices and patterns (e.g. linguistic in…[Read more]
Although Plato’s Utopia or ideal city is the non-place that holds the promise of perfection, it remains the place in which citizens are categorized by a rigid structure. José Saramago, on the other hand, introduces us to a dystopia in his novel Blindness, in which one event leads to the ruin of a city. Yet, as with Plato’s Utopia, a similar…[Read more]