Brazilian Translation Club

The Club is a series of workshops in which students, translators, and enthusiasts of Brazilian literature meet to discuss the translation of a selected contemporary Brazilian short story.

It is is a partnership between Ana Cláudia Suriani da Silva, Senior Lecturer in Brazilian Studies, Department of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies, UCL, and Nara Vidal, writer and owner of Capitolina Books.

Each session a different member reads out their translation and leads the discussion. The sessions are fun and very productive.

Anyone who translates from and into Portuguese or has some knowledge of the language is welcome.

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Current Events

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Past Events

7th workshop of the Brazilian Translation Club

The 7th workshop of the Brazilian Translation Club took place on the 26th of October, at the University College London.

Christina Baum (http://www.christinabaumtranslation.com/about) took on the challenge of translating Xico Sá’s "O striptease da pelada", from his book A pátria em sandálias da humildade (Realejo, 2016). We had a great discussions around not only the translation of football vocabulary and the author's humour. 

An interview with Dr Ana Cláudia Suriani da Silva


The VII Research Colloquium on Education and Cultural History took place on September 5 and 6 2019 at the Faculty of Education, UNICAMP.

 The keynote speaker of the 7th edition of the colloquium was Dr. Ana Cláudia Suriani da Silva, Associate Professor in Brazilian Studies, University College London, England. The title of her talk was “Periodicity and fiction in the 19th century: literature as a source for postgraduate and undergraduate research”. During the colloquium Ana Cláudia discussed the research project of postgraduate students of the research group 3 (Cultural History) and group 2 (Social Sciences), and research projects of undergraduate students (Iniciação Científica) in the area of ​​Sociology of Culture, Literature and Cultural History.

The event was supported by the UCL Global Engagement Office (UCL Research Catalyst Awards), the Graduate Program in Education, Faculty of Education, UNICAMP, and the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), Brazil.