Comparative Literature Luncheon lecture presents Marilia Librandi on March 11

Visiting professor of Brazilian studies at Princeton will discuss 'Writing by Ear: The Aural Novel in Brazil'

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Marília Librandi, visiting assistant professor of Brazilian studies at Princeton University, will present “Writing by Ear: The Aural Novel in Brazil” at 12:15 p.m. March 11 in Room 102 of the Kern Building.

Librandi, of São Paulo, taught at Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia before moving to Stanford University, where she taught at the Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures for a decade. Her research focuses on the study of the novel and modern poetry, Indigenous thought and literary theory. She is the author of "Writing by Ear: Clarice Lispector and the Aural Novel" (University of Toronto Press, Romance Studies Series, 2018), and of "Maranhão-Manhattan. Ensaios de Literatura Brasileira" (7Letras, 2009). She is the co-editor of "Transpoetic Exchange: Haroldo de Campos, Octavio Paz and other Multiversal Dialogues" (Buckell University Press, forthcoming). Librandi is co-director of the digital project, and the research group Estudos da Escuta / Listening Studies (Cnpq/Brazil). Librandi also is affiliated faculty of Diversitas (Núcleo de Estudos das Diversidades, Intolerâncias e Conflitos), at Universidade de São Paulo.

This event is a part of the Comparative Literature Luncheon lecture series, a weekly, informal lunchtime gathering of students, faculty and other members of the University community. Each week the event begins at 12:15 p.m. – lunch is provided. At 12:30 p.m. there will be a presentation, by a visitor or a local speaker, on a topic related to any humanities discipline. All students, faculty, colleagues and friends are welcome. For a full list of Comparative Literature lunches, visit  This event is sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature, the Center for Global Studies, and the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.

Last Updated March 18, 2019