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Towards a Portuguese Postcolonialism


“Towards a Portuguese Postcolonialism”

Conference at the School of Languages, Literatures & Arts,

Queen’s University, Belfast

5th and 6th of November 2004


Friday 5 November

9.15     Registration

9.45     Welcoming address: Professor Dónall Ó Baoill

10.00   Mr Anthony Soares (Queen’s University): “Postcolonial Flights of Fancy: reflections of migration in Portuguese and East Timorese postcolonial literature”

11.00   Coffee in the Great Hall

11.15   Dr Hilary Owen (Manchester University): “Towards a Portuguese Postcolonialism: women on the verge of a nervous breakthrough”

12.15   Dr Maria Teresa Carrilho (Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, “Luís de Camões”): “Timor Lorosa’e and Portugal: the Discourse of Postcolonial, Intercultural Communication”

13.15   Lunch in the Great Hall

14.30   Professor John Kinsella(National University of Ireland, Maynooth): title to be confirmed

15.30   Coffee in the Great Hall

15.45   Professor Paulo de Medeiros (University of Utrecht): “Voiding the Centre: notes towards a reconfiguration of Postcolonial Studies”

16.45   Roundtable

19.00   Dinner in the Great Hall

Saturday 6 November

10.00   Dr Carmen Ramos Villar (Manchester University): “Eduardo Bettencourt Pinto: the problems of being a double emigrant”

11.00   Coffee

11.15   Dr Phillip Rothwell (Rutgers University): “From Quinto Império to Empire: The Anglocentric Menace in the Lusophone Neocolonial Space”

12.15   Professor Onésimo Almeida (Brown University): “Lusofonia – What Language is Not”

13.15   Lunch (Imperial City)

14.30   Professor David Brookshaw (Bristol University): “José Eduardo Agualusa’s Transatlantic Postcolonialism”

15.30   Coffee

15.45   Mr Daniel Zubía-Fernández (National University of Ireland, Maynooth): “Dispersed Splendour: Rejection and Ambivalence in O Esplendor de Portugal

16.45   Roundtable

19.00   Dinner (Oxford Exchange)