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Clarice Lispector, 100 Years: A Tribute to Her Life and Work

November 13, 2020 · 2:00 pm4:00 pm · via YouTube

Brazil LAB; Program in Creative Writing; Humanities Council

In the year of Clarice Lispector’s centenary (1920-1977), Princeton University will pay a tribute to her life and phenomenal body of work. The tribute is organized by professors Jhumpa Lahiri, Marília Librandi, and João Biehl.

Clarice Lispector, 100 years will take place on November 13, 2020 (2:00-4:00 pm ET; 16:00-18:00 Brasilia), and will feature Paulo Gurgel Valente (Lispector’s son and literary executor) and Lispector’s translators Idra Novey, Johnny Lorenz, and Katrina Dodson in conversation with Princeton professors Marília Librandi and João Biehl.

Pulitzer Prize-winner and Director of Princeton’s Creative Writing Program Jhumpa Lahiri will deliver the event’s keynote address. Clarice Lispector, 100 years will also feature presentations by a new generation of Lispector’s readers Jimin Kang, Ashley Roundtree, and Sergio De Iudicibus.

Clarice 100 years followed by the online concert Agora/Now Clarice on November 25, 2020, celebrating Lispector’s multilingualism and artistic luminosity. The musical performance will feature poet-musicians Beatriz Azevedo and Moreno Veloso, accompanied by Jaques Morelenbaum (cello) and Marcelo Costa (percussion).

Agora/Now Clarice will culminate with the opening of the sonic library Clarice, 100 Ears, organized by Marília Librandi. The platform presents podcasts of artists, scholars, and everyday readers voicing, in multiple languages, seminal passages from Lispector’s oeuvre.

For full schedule, go to: https://brazillab.princeton.edu/events/clarice-lispector-100-years-tribute-her-life-and-work

Organized by Brazil LAB and the Program in Creative Writing with cosponsorshop from the Program in Latin American Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Humanities Council, Department of Anthropology

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