“Reader Agustina. Augustina’s Readings” Cycle

from October 19th to 22nd

The Reader Agustina. Augustina‘s Readings” Cycle will take place from October 19th to 22nd. In the month and year of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Agustina Bessa-Luís, this program proposes to bring together dimensions of the intertextual and interartistic network in which the agustinian universe is inserted, thus contributing not only to the intellectual cartography of this Portuguese writer of European statute, but also for its revisitation by new artistic generations, especially in the field of Engraving.

Organized by Ana Paula Coutinho and Maria Beatriz Almeida, the Cycle counts with the collaboration of the Department of Culture of the Porto City Council. Consisting of four round tables divided over four days, essayists, translators and film specialists will pass by “Reader Agustina. Augustina’s Readings”.

The four roundtables will take place in the late afternoon in different cultural spaces in the city of Porto:

  • October 19th | Agustina reader | Paços do Concelho;
  • October 20th | Agustina translated | Casa dos Livros;
  • October 21st | Agustina read by other writers | Casa Comum;
  • October 22nd | Agustina on cinema | Casa do Cinema.

From October 14th to November 11th, it will also be possible to visit the thematic exhibition with bibliographic and artistic content, built in partnership with the Central Library of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto and the Faculty of Fine Arts.

Three years after the first exhibition on Agustina Bessa-Luís at the Library, the author of The Sybil is once again the center of a tribute, where, in addition to some books from Agustina’s personal library annotated by herself, some of the works by the writer and the respective constellations of foreign readings, evoked or summoned, both by the author and by the national and international critics of her work.

In this exhibition, works by students and teachers of Engraving at FBAUP will also be presented, which expressly dialogue with the augustinian universe and, in particular, with the book Life’s Stations, following a collaborative project carried out in 2019, by Professors Ana Paula Coutinho (FLUP-ILC) and Graciela Machado (FBAUP/ i2ADS).

The complete program can be consulted here.

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