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LispectorFest

Celebrating the writing of Clarice Lispector
October 18-21, 2016

Clarice Cover
Tuesday, October 18

  • 6:00 PM
    Film Screening: The Hour of the Star
    Directed by Suzana Amaral

    Discussion to follow led by Eurídice Silva-Filho, associate professor, Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures
    Hodges Library, Auditorium

Wednesday, October 19
Keynote Lecture

  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Rediscovering Clarice

    Katrina Dodson, PhD, Translator of The Complete Stories by Clarice Lispector and winner of the 2016 PEN Translation prize
    Hodges Library, Auditorium

Thursday October 20

  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    “Performance & Interpretation: A Workshop on Translating Clarice Lispector”

    Katrina Dodson, PhD, Translator of The Complete Stories by Clarice Lispector and winner of the 2016 PEN Translation prize
    1210 McClung Tower

October 19-21

  • A Closed-Mouth Canticle, à baratear

    Art Exhibit by UT Artist Rubens Ghenov and his students
    The Central Collective
    923 N Central Street
    Knoxville, TN 37917

    Reception on Friday, October 21, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Other Events

  • Events at Knox County Public Library
  • September 12-October 17
    Mondays, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Weekly Readings, with Wanessa Velloso
    International House TV Room
  • September 15
    8:00 AM
    The Mystery of the Thinking Rabbit: a Children’s Workshop on Clarice Lispector with speaker Jae Resendes
    Beaumont Magnet Academy
  • Lispector Reading Group
    For faculty, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates, focusing on Lispector's short stories
    • Monday, September 19
      First week's story: "The Chicken"
      4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      HSS 101
      Contact Dr. Mary Papke (papke@utk.edu) for a copy of the story or more information.
    • Wedsnesday, September 28
      4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      1210 McClung Tower
    • Monday, October 3
      4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      1210 McClung Tower
    • Wednesday, October 12
      4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      1210 McClung Tower
  • Short Story Discussions
    No previous knowledge of the pieces covered is necessary, and attendees will receive copies of each evening’s stories when they arrive. Light refreshments will be served. With Wanessa Velloso, Senior Lecturer of Portuguese

    • Thursday, October 6
      6:00 - 7:30
    • Thursday, October 13
      6:00 - 7:30
  • Children's Program
    An interactive reading of Brazilian author Clarice Lispector’s children’s book The Mystery of the Thinking Rabbit (O Mistério do Coelho Pensante), along with snacks and a rabbit craft! Wanessa Velloso and Jae Resendes (Lecturer in Portuguese) will present their own translation of the story in this fun event for school-age children.
    • Saturday, October 15
      11:00 - 12:00

Read more information about Clarice Lispector at:

For more information about LispectorFest, contact sblackwe@utk.edu.


sponsored by: 
Departments of Modern Foreign Languages and LiteraturesDepartment of EnglishDepartment of TheatreUT Humanities CenterAbraham and Rebecca Solomon and Ida Schwartz Distinguished Lecture in Judaic Studies Fund, The Fern and Manfred Steinfeld Program in Judaic StudiesLatin American and Caribbean Studies ProgramSchool of ArtReady for the World InitiativeEvents at Knox County Public Library

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