Talk with Portuguese poet Ana Luísa Amaral

Ana Luísa Amaral.

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Organized by the Instituto Camões, the Library of Congress, and Georgetown’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Amaral is one of the most exciting Portuguese poets, whose work has been described as “small hypnotic miracles […] reminiscent of Szymborska and of Emily Dickinson”. In this event, the poet will talk about her work and a session of Q&A will follow.

Ana Luísa Amaral is a Professor at the University of Porto, she holds a Ph.D. on the poetry of Emily Dickinson and has academic publications (in Portugal and abroad) in the areas of English and American Poetry, Comparative Poetics and Feminist Studies. She is a senior researcher and co-director of the Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa. Co-author (with Ana Gabriela Macedo) of the Dictionary of Feminist Criticism (Afrontamento, 2005) and responsible for the annotated edition of New Portuguese Letters (Dom Quixote, 2010) and the coordinator of the international project New Portuguese Letters 40 Years Later, financed by FCT, that involves 10 countries and over 60 researchers. Editor of several academic books, such as Novas Cartas Portuguesas entre Portugal e o Mundo (with Marinela Freitas, Dom Quixote, 2014), or New Portuguese Letters to the World (with Marinela Freitas Peter Lang, 2015).