Guest lecture: Brazilian Narratives ¿Make it New¿

  • October 6, 2021
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 CST
  • Conducted via Zoom
  • Pamela Caughie ,
  • Free
  • Open to the public.
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    Brazilian Narratives ¿Make it New¿: Revising British Modernism on the Global Scale

    A virtual lecture, accessible at

    In this lecture, Thais Rutledge argues that the impact of modernism is less a new aesthetic style than the impulse to make novels new and relevant to their social world. Discussing narratives by Brazilian women writers such as Clarice Lispector, the author shows how the impulse to ¿make it new¿ had its parallels beyond British modernism as part of a global project of making new prose forms to address radical change.

    Thais Rutledge (she/her/hers) is an assistant instructor and a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Texas.

    This lecture is sponsored by the departments of English and Modern Languages and Literatures, and by the Women¿s Studies and Gender Studies and the Latin American and Latinx Studies Programs.