Reflections on Contemporary Brazilian Literature

José Luiz Passos, Benjamin Moser, and Katrina Dodson

February 28, 2014

Event Description

Recent years have seen a renewed fascination with the life and work of Clarice Lispector, sparked by Benjamin Moser’s biography and the re-issuance of translations of her writings. Panelists will discuss the current state of Brazilian literature, the task of translation, and Lispector’s continuing impact.


José Luiz Passos is an associate professor of Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Cultures at UC Los Angeles. 

Benjamin Moser is a writer, editor, and critic, and translator of Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector.

Katrina Dodson is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley and the translator of the forthcoming The Collected Stories of Clarice Lispector


Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.