Speaker: Marília Librandi, Brazil Lab, Princeton University/ Diversitas, USP
Bio: Marilia Librandi is a researcher affiliated with the Brazil LAB (Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies) at Princeton University, and a faculty affiliated with the Graduate Program, Diversitas, at Universidade de São Paulo (USP). She taught Brazilian Literature and Culture at Stanford University from 2009 to 2018. At Princeton University, she occupied the positions of visiting professor, lecturer, and acting director of the Portuguese Language Program until 2021. She is the author of, among others Writing by Ear: Clarice Lispector and the Aural Novel (University of Toronto Press, 2018), and Maranhão-Manhattan: Ensaios de literatura brasileira (7Letras, 2009)
Date and Time: Monday, Nov 20，9:00-10:30 AM (China time)
Description: Described by some as “the female Kafka,” Clarice Lispector is one of the most important—and intriguing—voices of the 20th century. Lispector is difficult to classify as an author, and she herself described her style as a “non-style.” Clarice—as she is affectionately called—was as engaging as she was elusive: “You had good questions,” she once told an interviewer. “I answered them, and all I want to know is this: today is October 20, 1976. It’s raining. I’m wearing a suede dress. And I want to know, what will that matter after I die?” Join us for a conversation about Clarice Lispector’s life and work with Marília Librandi, a leading Lispector scholar, as she walks us through the enigma that was Clarice.