Jorge Amado and the Internationalization of Brazilian Literature

Commemoration event for author, Jorge Amado
Sep 24, 2012
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
212 Pasquerilla

On 24 September, Penn State will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Brazilian author Jorge Amado (1912-2001), best known for his novel Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1966). Amado is the most translated Brazilian writer, and the literary figure who has shaped the reception of Brazilian literature in the word. He resided at Penn State for 10 weeks in the Fall semester of 1971 at the invitation of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, making him one of the most famous writers to have visited and lectured at Penn State for an extended period.

Elizabeth Lowe, Professor of Portuguese and Director of the Director of UIUC’s Center for Translation Studies at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, will give the keynote lecture on "Jorge Amado and the Internationalization of Brazilian Literature" from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Lounge of the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center. Her talk will be preceded by the playing of brief excerpts from the Amado roundtables at Penn State, and brief presentations on Amado’s biography and the geography of his fiction. A reception will follow the presentations. This event is free and open to the public.

The PSU-Americanists student organization, the Departments of Comparative Literature and of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, the Program in American Literary Studies, and the College of Liberal Arts are co-sponsoring this event.

For further information and updates, please visit the Amado Centenary page at 

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