Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 2:00pm
Taylorian Institute, St Giles
Round Table Discussion on the Brazilian Author Raduan Nassar
With Stefan Tobler (translator of Nassar’s A Cup of Rage for Penguin Classics), Rosane Carneiro Ramos (KCL, specialist in the ‘lyrical’ novel in Brazil), chaired by Claire Williams (Oxford).
The discussion will be followed by a screening of cult director Luiz Fernando Carvalho’s elegant and textured adaptation of Nassar’s Lavoura Arcaica (1984); also recently published in English by Penguin Classics as Ancient Tillage. The text, set in the 1940s, portrays the return of a prodigal son to a family of Lebanese migrants who have settled in the interior of Brazil.
This event is part of Brazil Week 2016. The organizers are grateful for the support and assistance of St Peter’s College JCR, the Sub-Faculty of Portuguese and the Faculty of Modern Languages, and the TORCH Global Brazil Network (Humanities Division). Contacts: Claire Williams, Gui Perdigao and Daniel Mandur Thomaz.
Audience: Open to all