CFP: Llansol, 30 Years of O Livro das Comunidades (UK) (4/1/07; 9/5/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Ribeiro, Raquel
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Maria Gabriela Llansol

30 years since O Livro das Comunidades

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Blackburne House, Hope Street, Liverpool




Guest speakers

Paulo de Medeiros (Utrecht)

Pedro Eiras (Porto)



The Portuguese Section of the School of Cultures, Languages and Area =
Studies at the University of Liverpool invites scholars and legentes =
(readers) to submit abstracts for the one-day Symposium to celebrate the =
thirtieth anniversary of the first edition of unique writer Maria =
Gabriela Llansol's great work O Livro das Comunidades (1977). This book, =
the first in the Geografia dos Rebeldes trilogy, sets out Llansol's =
philosophical and literary project for the future and paves the way for =
her following works.


For the Symposium, we especially invite abstracts for papers, literary, =
philosophical or interdisciplinary, that address (but are not limited =
to) the following issues:


* How far can O Livro das Comunidades be taken as a watershed in =
Llansol's work, influencing the way we read her other texts?
* How could a re-reading of O Livro das Comunidades, 30 years since its =
publication, pave the way for unexpected encounters between literature =
and other artistic fields (such as music, film, art, architecture, =
* How could one relate, cross or interweave other authors (who may or =
may not be the Llansolian figures of Musil, Kafka, Nietzsche, San Juan =
de la Cruz, Hadewijch, etc.) in the light of O Livro das Comunidades?
* How has Llansol's work been received, before and after 1977;
* Can Llansol's writing be translated out of Portuguese and into other =


Papers may be presented in English or Portuguese and must not exceed 20 =
minutes. Proposals may be individual or collective. Please submit an =
abstract of approx. 300 words and full contact details (including =
e-mail). We warmly encourage postgraduate submissions.

Please send proposals by no later than 1st April 2007 by e-mail to: =
Raquel Ribeiro ( or Claire Williams =

or by post to: School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies

University of Liverpool

Modern Languages Building

Chatham Street

Liverpool, L69 7ZR


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