The Lives of Dogs in the Lusophone World MLA Annual Convention 1/6-1/9 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Steven Gonzagowski, Rutgers University

For a proposed panel for the MLA Annual Convention,
Los Angeles, CA, 6-9 January 2011.
Abstract Deadline: 15 March 2010

From the prehistoric cave paintings at Foz Coa, Portugal, to "Duke, the Dog Priest" ("O Cachorro Padre"),Domicio Coutinho's recent novel set in Brazilian New York, man's best friend has frequently been depicted in the cultural production of the Portuguese speaking world. This panel will examine the various representation of dogs and the canine in all art forms from across the Lusophone world.

One page abstracts and brief bio statement by March 15, 2010.