Call for Papers: II International Colloquium


II International Colloquium
Universidade de Vigo
Centro Cultural Português do Camões, I.P.
June 30th – July 2nd 2021

“De resto, os meus textos são políticos, de intervenção, cerzidos com a minha vida.”
Adília Lopes, A mulher-a-dias, 2002

In the today’s Lusophone Literature, Adília Lopes plays a prominent role, although this is, fortunately, one might say, not consensual. In recent decades, both the significant influence she has exerted on the Portuguese-language literature and the international academic reception she has enjoyed have confirmed the relevance of her work, already translated into several languages, namely Spanish, German, French, English and Dutch.

Dealing with a wide range of outstanding contemporary issues— from feminism and ecology to the debates between speciesism and anti-speciesism, consumerism and anti-consumerism, culturalism and anti-culturalism, capitalism and neoliberal economics or the different notions of confinement and unconfinement— Adilian work constitutes an excellent starting point to critically review the globalised society, culture and economic-political structures of the West, which have been marked by various crises in recent times.

The II International Colloquium “Estar em casa with Adília Lopes: from the private to the political” invites researchers who are interested in the work of Adília Lopes to submit a presentation proposal. The colloquium, which has already arranged invited speakers, will take place between June 30th and July 2nd in a mostly virtual format, whilst being based in the city of Vigo.

Participants must prepare a 20-minute presentation, which will be followed by a discussion. It is requested to send an abstract with a maximum of 300 words accompanied by a short biographical note (100 words) to by April 20th, 2021. The deadline for the notification of acceptance or rejection of the abstract will be May 17th, 2021. The languages of the colloquium will be Portuguese, Spanish, Galician and English. The publication of a book with a selection of the presentations is anticipated.

Proposals must relate to one or more of the following topics:
1. “Sem caridade a literature não vale” – ethics, ecology and anti-speciesism;
2. “A revolução faz-se na casa de banho” – feminisms, the politics of the feminine, the erotic and the body;
3. “A lógica da batata” – tradition and anti-culturalism, philosophy and postmodernism;
4. “A mão e a luva” – autobiography, self-portrait, alterity;
5. “Apanhar Ar” – private space, public space and political space;
6. ”As influências escolhem-se involuntariamente” — dialogism, intertextualities and intermedialities;
7. “A poesia de cada dia nos dai hoje” – the poem between the real and the transcendental;
8. Adília in the world – editing, reception, translation, political, recreation.

Organising Committee
Burghard Baltrusch | Universidade de Vigo
Lúcia Evangelista | Universidade do Porto
Joana Meirim | Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Lisboa
Bruno Ministro | Universidade de Vigo
Antía Monteagudo | Universidade de Vigo

Scientific Committee
Ida Alves | Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brasil
Pedro Eiras | Universidade do Porto
Helena González Fernández | Universitat de Barcelona, Espanha
Ana Paula Ferreira | University of Minnesota, E.U.A.
Rosa Maria Martelo | Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Paulo de Medeiros | University of Warwick, Reino Unido
José Tolentino de Mendonça | Biblioteca Apostólica Vaticana, Vaticano/Italia
Pedro Serra | Universidad de Salamanca, Espanha
Carlos Mendes de Sousa | Universidade do Minho, Portugal