Photo: Nineteenth-century Brazilian author Machado de Assis
Professor Sandra Guardini Vasconcelos will be in residence at Warwick from 16-26 May 2016. We will be hosting the events below during her visit.
18 MAY, 2.00-4.00pm, H539: DROP-IN CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND URSS SESSION
For all undergraduate, masters, PhD students, postdoctoral associates and early career colleagues
Interested in finding out more about the academic world in Brazil? Thinking of applying for a Undergraduate Research Support Scheme (URSS) fellowship next year and a Santander top-up for Brazil [http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/skills/urss/affiliates/santander/]? Or just interested in Lusophone literatures and cultures? Or world literature in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries? Come meet Professor Sandra Guardini Vasconcelos, a distinguished literary scholar at Latin America's top university, the University of São Paulo, and former director of the Mindlin Library there.
This drop-in surgery is a chance to have all your questions answered. There is no need to book in advance, but come early to avoid queues.
19 MAY, 12-1: 'GLOBAL FUTURES: BUILDING INTERDISCIPLINARY POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH CAREERS' IAS SYMPOSIUM, SCARMAN HOUSE
Professor Vasconcelos will participate in the following session at this IAS symposium:
Session 2 - Building Research Careers
Live testimony from successful young academics and International Visiting Fellows about their experiences building an interdisciplinary research career.
Confirmed Chair: Professor Simon Swain
Confirmed Speakers: Dr James Sprittles, Professor Pamela Gilbert (University of Florida, USA), Professor Sandra Vasconcelos (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
More information at http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/ias/activities/symposium/2016
19-20 MAY: WORLD VICTORIANS CONFERENCE
HUMANITIES STUDIO, 1ST FLOOR OF HUMANITIES BUILDING
Professor Vasconcelos will be delivering a paper at the 'World Victorians" conference on "Two Victorians in the periphery: Machado de Assis's appropriations of Dickens and Thackeray" (19 May, 17.30-19.00).
More information at: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english/research/researchgroups/worldvictorians/
Programme at: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english/research/researchgroups/worldvictorians/events/program/
Seminar: (Dis)placing and (De)centring the Novel: Some Notes on World Literature
23 May 2016
Co-sponsored by Hispanic Studies/the School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Lunch, 12-1 (H.503): Free and open to all
Seminar: 1-3 (H.545)
(Dis)placing and (De)centring the Novel: Some Notes on World Literature
This paper proposes the notions of displacement and decentering, in order to explore the possibilities presented by understanding the novel as a transnational genre, that is, a genre which, despite being rooted in specific contexts, has traversed or surpassed national frontiers, blurring territorial limits since its emergence in the early eighteenth century up until the first decades of the twentieth century. With the aim of problematizing the concept of world literature, it argues the ongoing need to mobilize the categories of centre and periphery to examine the nineteenth-century Brazilian novel, in which the tension between local matters and the European model forms an integral element, lying at the heart of its most relevant creations.
Professor Sandra Guardini Teixeira Vasconcelos is Professor in the Departamento de Letras Modernas, University of São Paulo. She has written widely on British and Brazilian literature in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Among her many areas of specialization is her work on world literary systems and the impact of British literature on the formation of the Brazilian novel. Publications include:
Books and Periodicals in Brazil 1768-1930: A Transatlantic Perspective. Ed. Ana Claudia Suriani da Silva & Sandra Guardini T. Vasconcelos (ed.). Oxford: Legenda, 2014 (ISBN 978-1-909662-32-2).
"British Novels in Nineteenth-Century Brazil." Special Issue: Lusofonia and its Futures. Guest editor: João Cezar de Castro Rocha. Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies 25 (2013): 143-175. (ISSN 1521-804X).
"Wavering over Borderlines: History and Fiction in Walter Scott." Ilha do Desterro 57 (July-Dec. 2009): 139-155. Special issue on “On Foreign Land: Ideologies and Travel Discourse”
A formação do romance inglês. Ensaios teóricos [The Development of the English Novel: Theoretical Essays]. São Paulo: Hucitec/FAPESP, 2007.
All events are sponsored by the Institute of Advanced Study and the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies. Professor Vasconcelos is collaborating with the University of Warwick on the British Academy Newton Mobility project on "The Novel without Frontiers" (2015-16) and the related "Displacements: The Novel without Frontiers," a two-year project funded by Warwick's Office for Global Engagement and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), running from 2015-17.