A conversation in English about poetry with Adriana Lisboa, Ana Luisa Amaral, Claudia Schvartz, and Luisa Futoranksy (the latter two poets are from Argentina.) The event will focus on the relationship between artistic production and cultural studies in a global perspective, raising central questions about the role of language and translation in the negotiation of both the artistic object and its inherent cultural content.
Adriana Lisboa, Distinguished Visiting Writer in Residence, is a Brazilian author who has published short stories, children’s books, poetry, and novels, including Symphony in White, which won the José Saramago Award and was shortlisted for the PEN Translation Prize. Her books have been translated and published in twenty countries. She is particularly interested in questions of translation and of the boundaries among different sorts of literary and artistic forms. The co-sponsors of Lisboa’s stay are the Townsend Center for the Humanities, the Center for Latin American Studies, and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.