(Ex)Changes: Short Fiction in Portugal, the United Kingdom and Ireland (1980-2010)

Date(s)
Friday 30th November 2012 (10:00-17:15)
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Scientific consultant: Dr Patricia Odber Baubeta

Organisers: Ana Raquel Fernandes, Fátima Candé, Jennifer Arnold, Suzan Bozkurt

The organisers are grateful for support received from the University of Birmingham, Cátedra Gil Vicente, Camões – Instituto da Colaboração e da Língua, I. P., CEAUL/ULICES - University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies, FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia and also the BI Scholarship Holder Madalena Palmeirim.

Venue: Harborne Room, Lucas House (The Conference Park), University of Birmingham
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Programme

10:00 Opening Session

10:30-11:30 Keynote Address

  • Professor Susan Bassnett (University of Warwick): Moving between Cultures: Texts and Transmission

11:30-11:45 Coffee-break

11:45-12:45 Panel A

  • Suzan Bozkurt (University of Manchester, Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies)
    Who is afraid of Virginia Woolf?: the Portuguese translations of A Room of One’s Own and their influence on contemporary writers and critics in Portugal
  • Paul Melo e Castro (University of Leeds, Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin-American Studies)
    The Lyric Short Stories of Maria Elsa da Rocha
  • Serafina Martins (Universidade de Lisboa – CLEPUL)
    O conto português e os códigos epocais - Do fim-de-século ao neo-realismo

12:45-14:30 Lunch

14:30-15:30 Panel B

  • Sara Paiva Henriques (University of Lisbon, CEAUL/ULICES)
    Kazuo Ishiguro’s Short Fiction and its reception in Portugal
  • Mário Semião (University of Lisbon, CEAUL/ULICES / Dalarna University Sweden)
    ‘A Collection of Stories from a Finalist of the Booker Prize’: The Reception of Julian Barnes’s Short Fiction in Portugal
  • Zuzanna Sanches (University of Lisbon, CEAUL/ULICES)
    One Text as Another: Ireland, Portugal and translating between languages, texts and cultures

15:30-15:45 Coffee-break

15:45-16:45 Panel C

  • Claire Williams
    A Novel in Thirteen Stories: Contar de Subversão (Romance) by Olga Gonçalves
  • Inês Alves Mendes (Catholic University of Portugal, CECC)
    The Brontë sister’s vampire: Hélia Correia’s Uma noite em Luddenden
  • Ana Raquel Fernandes (University of Birmingham, Cátedra Gil Vicente / University of Lisbon, ULICES)
    Women Authors in (Ex)Change: Short Fiction in Portugal and the United Kingdom (1980-2012)

16:45-17:15 Closing Session