The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture is proud to announce that it will be hosting a colloquium in honor of the centenary of Natália Correia. Below, please find the details of the call for papers:
Colloquium “A Century of Natália Correia, 1923-2023”
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, October 13-14, 2023
Commemorating the centenary of the birth of Natália Correia (São Miguel, 1923-Lisbon, 1993), the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture/Tagus Press and the Department of Portuguese at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth will host a two-day colloquium dedicated to this unique twentieth-century Portuguese writer and historical figure. Confirmed speakers include Filipa Martins (author of the recently published biography O Dever de Deslumbrar. Biografia de Natália Correia) and Fernando Dacosta (Natália Correia’s friend and author of O Botequim da Liberdade). We invite paper proposals, in English or in Portuguese, on diverse facets of Correia’s life and work, including such topics as her fictional and nonfictional writings (poetry, prose, drama); her activity as an editor and influential cultural agent; her political engagements during the Estado Novo and after the April 25 Revolution; her Azorean identity; feminism, gender and sexuality; her connections with the United States; and her ideas about “Ibericity,” among others.
Please send 200-word proposals accompanied by a brief bio by June 7 to [email@example.com]. Accepted participants will be notified by June 20.