All the talks will be in English but for the literary reading of Arthur Rimbaud’s Latin Poems translated into Portuguese.
Literary Reading by Jacques Fux
The Winner of the São Paulo Prize for Literature, Brazil (considered the equivalent of the Man Booker Prize in the Portuguese language)
From his novel Antiterapias.
In Portuguese, with the English translation read by Ernest Hartwell.
When: Feb. 4 (Tuesday), 5pm.
Where: CAS 303A, 725 Commonwealth Ave, Boston University.
Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Description: Jacques Fux has recently won the São Paulo Prize for Literature with his novel Antiterapias. He will be reading from this award-winning book, in the original, accompanied by the reading of the English translation by Ernest Hartwell. Fux was born in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He received degrees in mathematics and computer science, and later earned two Doctorates, one in Comparative Literature from UFMG and another in French Language, Literature and Civilization from Université Lille. He had previously published Literatura e Matemática: Jorge Luis Borges, Georges Perec e o OULIPO (2001).
About the novel: “Conscious of Portnoy’s Complaint and Georges Perec constraints, the author uses short sentences to awaken the reader to images, sensations, and questions. Testimony, memory, masturbation, fiction, history, Cabala, Bible, and literature enclose and permeate the biography of a young Jewish man in his search for a place in the contemporary Brazilian ghettos which followed the diaspora. From an international perspective, Antiterapias shows what is both exotic and common about a small Brazilian Jewish community in the twenty-first century.”
Sponsored by: Department of Romance Studies, Department of History of Art & Architecture, The Latin American Studies Program, and PUBBoston (Pesquisadores e Universitários Brasileiros em Boston).
You are cordially invited to attend the film and a question and answer
session following the film.
Please note that this event has been re-scheduled due to inclement weather (see below in bold)!
Wednesday, February 5th 5:00-8:00pm
Thursday, February 6th 5:00-8:00pm
CAS, Room 224, 725 Commonwealth Avenue
SMG Building, Room 408, 595 Commonwealth Avenue
Reunião Mensal dos Pesquisadores e Universitários Brasileiros em Boston (PUB-Boston) has invited the Department of Romance Studies’ Assistant Professor Lopes de Barros to give a talk at MIT on January 31, 2014 at 7:00pm. There will be other two interesting lectures by Guilherme Trielli Ribeiro and Jacques Fux. Inscriptions can be found here: http://bit.ly/PUBBoston012014.