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Postponed: Ludic Memory for Angola's Future: A Case Study on Postcolonial Lusophone Literariness

October 3, 2017 - 4:00pm

Walter Library, Room 101

Professor of Portuguese and Spanish Ana Paula Ferreira will present this year's Samuel Russell Lecture on the Humanities. Using the international prize-winning novel, A General Theory of Oblivion, by Angolan writer José Eduardo Agualusa as a case study, Professor Ferreira will demonstrate how reading a literary text closely and contextually obtains nuanced, complex and intimate perspectives of historical events, in this case the forty-year civil war that ravaged Angola after independence in 1975.

This event is being postponed until spring 2018. Please let us know if you would like to be notified when the new date is chosen.