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  • Thinking World Literature from Lusophone Perspectives Introduction

    • Authors: Krista Brune, Thayse Lima
      Pages: 1 - 4
      Abstract: World literature has re-emerged recently as central to reflections on the state of comparative literature as a discipline. In these debates, perspectives from the Lusophone world are often marginalized, ignored, or forgotten, despite the fact that the place of these countries and their literatures in a world sphere has been a subject of critical analysis since at least the 1960s.
      PubDate: 2021-09-18
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2021)
  • José de Alencar na Itália oitocentista

    • Authors: Marcelo Lotufo
      Pages: 5 - 25
      Abstract: This essay analyzes the international reception of José de Alencar in the nineteenth century. The essay also explores how O guarani's first translation into Italian in 1864 influenced Carlos Gomes’s opera Il Guarany. Finally, I analyze how Alencar's international trajectory can shed light on the debates on Brazilian literature outside of Brazil, particularly the discussion around Machado de Assis’s international reception.
      PubDate: 2021-09-18
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2021)
  • From Macunaíma to Davi Kopenawa: Alternative Approaches to Translation
           and the Worlds of Literature

    • Authors: Krista Brune
      Pages: 26 - 47
      Abstract: This essay draws on Brazilian and Amerindian ideas to reconsider world literature. It opens by outlining current trends to underscore how prominent critics from the Global North engage with ideas from Brazil. The next section examines how Brazilian anthropologist Eduardo Viveiros de Castro and Yanomami shaman and environmental advocate Davi Kopenawa articulate other ways of conceiving of the world. Their work invites further pondering of how an Amerindian perspective could complicate understandings of the world and, by extension, world literature and translation. Finally, I illustrate the relevance of these approaches by reading Mário de Andrade’s Macunaíma as a literary text whose strong ties to Amerindian cultures challenge translators and demand a reconceptualization of the worlds of world literature.
      PubDate: 2021-09-18
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2021)
  • Haroldo de Campos’s “planetary music for mortal ears”: A Latin
           American Postmodern Global Poetics

    • Authors: Odile Cisneros
      Pages: 48 - 66
      Abstract: Crisantempo (1998), a late work by Haroldo de Campos, was published on the 40-year anniversary of the “Pilot Plan for Concrete Poetry.” Spanning decades of his own work and vast poetic and intellectual traditions, it acts not only as a summa but also as a final, inconclusive postscript to the controversial revolution effected in the late 1950s by the Noigandres group. The roads taken (and not taken) in this paradoxical and multifarious later work can be productively examined under the lens of “postmodernism.” Crisantempo, I argue, implicitly and explicitly articulates what I would term a Latin American “postmodern global” poetics. I follow Matei Calinescu’s theorization of postmodernism as a dismissal of notions of progress, universal finality, and radical innovation to analyze Campos’s logic of renovation and reconstructive dialogue with world literary traditions beyond concrete poetry’s Poundian paideuma.
      PubDate: 2021-09-18
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2021)
  • Latin American Dialogues during the Cold War: The magazines Cadernos
           Brasileiros and Mundo Nuevo

    • Authors: Thayse Lima
      Pages: 67 - 87
      Abstract: This article examines the relationship between the magazines Cadernos Brasileiros (1959 - 1970) and Mundo Nuevo (1967 - 1971) in the 1960s and 70s. During this time, they formed a system of cooperation involving the exchange of articles and information, and the elaboration of joint issues. These colaborations were facilitated by their affiliation to the ILARI (Instituto Latinoamericano de Relaciones Internacionales), a cultural institution secretly financed by the CIA and created to support the spread of US values during the Cold War. In this piece, I discuss processes of South-South exchange by examining the triangulation of Brazilian and Spanish American cultural relations, which in the case studied, relied on material and logistical support of the United States.
      PubDate: 2021-09-18
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2021)
  • A Paradox of Brazilian Counterculture: The Hemispheric Politics of José
           Agrippino’s PanAmérica and As Nações Unidas

    • Authors: Frans Weiser
      Pages: 88 - 109
      Abstract: Despite frequent associations with Tropicália, Brazilian writer andmultimedial artist José Agrippino de Paula has received little critical attention incomparison to other alternative artists associated with the cultural movement.Drawing on Christopher Dunn’s exploration of Brazilian counterculture’scontradictory relationship to consumerism and cultural dependence, this articleexamines how Agrippino’s anti-novel PanAmérica (1967) and his originally censoredplay As nações unidas (2019) diverge from his contemporaries’approaches to pan-Latin American identity by ironically appearing to embraceboth consumer culture and the US cultural industry. Viewing Agrippino’s violenteschewal of genre conventions through the prism of cultura marginal, Icontextualize his challenge to contemporary cultural approaches to nationalism before demonstrating how As nações unidas acts as a companion piece toPanAmérica that provides new clues for decoding his timely societal critique.
      PubDate: 2021-09-18
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2021)
  • Manuel Rui and Postcolonial Angola as it is Not

    • Authors: Lanie Millar
      Pages: 110 - 130
      Abstract: This article analyzes Angolan author Manuel Rui’s short novel Memória de mar as offering both a case study and a methodology for revising notions of the “world” presumed in “world literatures,” locating it in the Global South. The characters in the novel travel in time in order to investigate the disappearance of an isolated Portuguese church, and in the process discover different pasts, presents, and futures than those dictated by colonial time. The novel thus enacts Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o’s call in Globaletics to reconstruct a view of the world, and a literary canon, from the South, but does so by exploring not metaphors of space but temporalities. I consider the time travel in the novel as a series of historical propositions and epistemological experiments through which the characters explore the broken time of the colonial period, as well as other possible presents and futures.
      PubDate: 2021-09-18
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2021)
  • Formas editoriais e literárias de um contemporâneo transcultural: a
           revista Granta em Língua Portuguesa

    • Authors: Denis Leandro Francisco
      Pages: 131 - 151
      Abstract: This article discusses the relationship between the current editorial project of the magazine Granta em Língua Portuguesa and the literary texts composing its first number, released simultaneously in Brazil and Portugal in 2018. Declaring itself “the verification of a distance and a desire of approximation” between the different Lusophone cultures, this edition presents a collection of unpublished narratives of Angolan, Brazilian, and Portuguese literature. This first transatlantic issue of the magazine suggests a transcultural trace that deserves to be further investigated from the postcolonial, peripheral, Brazilian, and Latin American space in-between.
      PubDate: 2021-09-18
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2021)
  • A New Conception of Childhood and the Psychoanalytic Gesture in Clarice

    • Authors: Sofia Masdeu
      Pages: 152 - 169
      Abstract: This article examines the emerging centrality of the child’s experience as manifested in selected stories from Clarice Lispector's The Foreign Legion and Covert Joy. The publication of both these works overlapped with an emerging psychological and psychoanalytical discourse in Brazilian mass media in the mid-twentieth century, during which a new conception of childhood was arising. In addition to this, Clarice's own articles and columns on the topic demonstrate her affinity with the new paradigm, in particular her questioning of the mother-son hierarchy. Ultimately, this work aims for an interimplication of psychoanalysis and literature, frightening off the demons of interdisciplinary approaches.
      PubDate: 2021-09-18
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2021)
  • Freudian Wordplay in Macunaíma

    • Authors: Dylan Blau Edelstein
      Pages: 170 - 191
      Abstract: This essay approaches Mário de Andrade’s use of Sigmund Freud’s writings as a tool for linguistic exploration in his 1928 novel Macunaíma. Drawing upon previous research into Andrade’s personal study of psychoanalysis, I first analyze the explicit reference to Freud in the novel’s “Carta pras Icamiabas” as a critique of uninformed and mechanical citations of psychoanalytic theory. This launches me into an analysis of Andrade’s recurrent use of two sexually-charged words, “brincar” and “graça,” and how they demonstrate a much more creative dialogue with Freud’s work. I conclude by considering Andrade’s characterization of Macunaíma as a “symptom,” rather than a “symbol” of Brazilian culture, reflecting on how we can read his use of Freud within a larger negotiation of the European literary canon and colonial forces of repression.
      PubDate: 2021-09-18
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2021)
  • Quem escreve é o corpo: entrevista a Ana Marques Gastão

    • Authors: Susana L.M. Antunes
      Pages: 192 - 232
      Abstract: Poet, essayist, literary critic, researcher, Ana Marques Gastão (b. 1962) is coordinator of the review Colóquio-Letras of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. She was also cultural journalist in the Diário Popular and in the Diário de Notíciasfor more than 20 years. Translated into several languages, her writings reveal the dense and profound harmony of universal movements. In O falar dos poetas, she writes: “Questionar é não poder agir sem a resistência do autor até que a circulação do pensamento inunde a gramática da interrogação e o contagie” (7). In the interview transcribed here, the discovery of words’ thinking movement also occurs.  
      PubDate: 2021-09-18
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2021)
  • Bailey, David J. Naturalism Against Nature: Kinship and Degeneracy in
           Finde- siècle Portugal and Brazil. Legenda, 2020.

    • Authors: Patrícia H. Baialuna de Andrade
      Pages: 233 - 235
      Abstract: A recente publicação de Naturalism Against Nature: Kinship and Degeneracy inFin-de-siècle Portugal and Brazil traz como principal proposta revisitar obras eautores relevantes no escopo do Realismo-Naturalismo em Portugal e Brasil. O objetivo de David J. Bailey, professor de Estudos Culturais do Português naUniversidade de Manchester, é apontar para a particularidade da produção naturalista lusófona cujo principal traço seria, justamente, a resistência ao discurso positivista.
      PubDate: 2021-09-18
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2021)
  • Morris, Adam, and Bruno Carvalho, editors. Essays on Hilda Hilst: Between
           Brazil and World Literature. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

    • Authors: Derek Beaudry
      Pages: 236 - 238
      Abstract: The Brazilian writer Hilda Hilst (1930-2004) despaired at the reception of her work. Hilst was erudite and a hermetic stylist, which did not win her a broad readership. She had various explanations for the fate of her work, one of which was that she was ahead of her time. The fact that Hilst’s work has been garnering more attention could signal that we are finally catching up with her. The edited volume Essays on Hilda Hilst: Between Brazil and World Literature is one more sign of a belated recognition.
      PubDate: 2021-09-18
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2021)
  • Brune, Krista. Creative Transformations: Travels and Translations of
           Brazil in the Americas. State U of New York P, 2020.

    • Authors: Earl E. Fitz
      Pages: 239 - 241
      Abstract: In this informative and engaging new study, Krista Brune frames “translation as a critical tool for questioning the supposedly peripheral positions of Brazil and the rest of Latin America in the hemisphere and beyond” (19). Building on the work of such theoreticians as Haroldo de Campos, Héctor Hoyos, and Sergio
      Waisman, Brune argues that “Brazil’s hemispheric and global prominence depends upon and shifts through travels and translations” (21).
      PubDate: 2021-09-18
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2021)
  • Ferreira, Ana Paula. Women Writing Portuguese Colonialism in Africa.
           Liverpool UP, 2020.

    • Authors: Rebecca Jones-Kellogg
      Pages: 242 - 244
      Abstract: Women Writing Portuguese Colonialism in Africa is a vanguard study that “traces the response of women writers, journalists, and activists to the colonization, the anti-colonial opposition, and the decolonization of African territories ruled by Portugal in the period ensuing from the Berlin Conference 1884–1885” (4).
      PubDate: 2021-09-18
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2021)
  • Ginway, M. Elizabeth. Cyborgs, Sexuality, and the Undead: The Body in
           Mexican and Brazilian Speculative Fiction. Vanderbilt UP, 2020.

    • Authors: Samuel Manickam
      Pages: 245 - 247
      Abstract: In this study of speculative fiction from two literary heavyweights in Latin America, Brazil and Mexico, M. Elizabeth Ginway focuses on the representation of one icon, the human body, across different historical periods in these two countries. The author has chosen Mexico and Brazil for their many literary, cultural, and historical similarities.
      PubDate: 2021-09-18
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2021)
  • Lino, Patrícia. O kit de sobrevivência do descobridor português no
           mundo anticolonial. Prefácio de Anna M. Klobucka, posfácio de Patrícia
           Martins Marcos, Douda Correria, 2020.

    • Authors: Robert Patrick Newcomb
      Pages: 248 - 250
      Abstract: O kit de sobrevivência do descobridor português no mundo anticolonial, published in late 2020, is the creation of Patrícia Lino, a Portuguese researcher, poet, multimedia artist, and assistant professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her book is ostensibly an instruction manual for forty items included in a fictitious “survival kit” meant to help Portuguese national chauvinists navigate the rough waters of contemporary political correctness, multiculturalism, and historical revisionism.
      PubDate: 2021-09-18
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2021)
  • Laban, Michel. Dicionário de particularidades lexicais e
           morfossintácticas da expressão literária em português: Moçambique.
           Chandeigne, 2018.

    • Authors: Vanessa Ruth Swenson
      Pages: 251 - 253
      Abstract: The Portuguese literature of Mozambique is replete with neologisms, with variations of existing words, and with words from the forty-plus indigenous languages found in the country. Michel Laban labored for decades until his untimely death in 2008, collecting lexemes from written sources to include in his Dicionário de particularidades lexicais e morfossintácticas da expressão literária em português: Moçambique.
      PubDate: 2021-09-18
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2021)
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