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Seminar: Translating Carolina Maria de Jesus

22 June 2022–23 June 2022, 11:00 am–7:00 pm

Poster image advertising multilingual event (Portuguese, Spanish, English)

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Cost

Free

Organiser

Ana Cláudia Suriani da Silva

Location

Online
UCL
London
WC1E 6AE
United Kingdom

You are warmly invited to attend the two-day seminar “Translating Carolina Maria de Jesus: New Perspectives on Old Dilemmas” / “Traduzir Carolina Maria de Jesus: novas perspectivas para antigos dilemas” that will take place on 22 and 23 June 2022 online. 

 

Brazilian Black writer Carolina Maria de Jesus (1914-1977) became known worldwide through the publication of Quarto de despejo: diário de uma favelada (1960), a heavily-edited and controversial version of a small fraction of Carolina’s diaries produced by Audálio Dantas and translated into English by David St. Clair as Beyond All Pity (1962) or Child of the Dark. The Diary of Carolina Maria de Jesus (2003). Carolina’s literary estate however is made of more than 5000 manuscripts and typescript pages, including novels, poems, short narratives, plays, songs and several diaries written in notebooks during and after the time she lived in Favela do Canindé, São Paulo. In this two-day seminar, translators and specialists on Carolina’s works will discuss the challenges of conserving, editing and translating her fragile manuscripts and distinctive use of the Portuguese language, which blends cultivated and ancestral language and is permeated by marks of orality deriving from regional Brazilian Portuguese dialects.  

This event is multilingual. Presentations and discussions will be held in the language participants feel more comfortable with: English, Portuguese or Spanish. 

This event is an extracurricular activity of the UCL UG programme in Portuguese and is sponsored by UCL Global Engagement. Please sign up via Eventbrite, and we will send you the translation workshop materials and a Zoom invite to join the sessions: 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/translating-carolina-maria-de-jesus-new-perspectives-on-old-dilemmas-tickets-356200263577