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Multilingual literature: celebrating multilingualism and multiculturalism

The King’s Brazil Institute, in cooperation with the KCL Modern Languages Centre, the African Leadership Centre and the Centre for Mexican Studies (UNAM – UK) launched the Multilingual Literature Events Series on Thursday 21st October 2021. This event was a success and featured a virtual Keynote Address from Dr. Ana Maria Sousa Aguiar de Medeiros (KCL) as well as in-person discussions by panellists Sitara Khan (Poet, Author and Educator) and Yara Rodrigues Fowler (Author), chaired by Maísa Edwards (KCL PhD Candidate). We explored topics such as the importance of multilingualism and multiculturalism and reading multilingually.

The second instalment of the Series, Women Authors and Works About Women, took place on Thursday 18th November 2021. This seminar featured discussions with panellist Joana Nastari (Playwright, Performer and Screenwriter) and was chaired by Maísa Edwards (KCL PhD Candidate). Ayesha Harruna Attah (Author) also provided excellent insights on her work. We explored works by women authors, works about women and the importance of visibility and inclusivity.

The third instalment featured discussions by panellists Isabel del Rio (Author and PhD student in Creative Writing), Júlio Moredo (Author) and Mia Roman (Literary Agent). It was chaired by Elodie Garceau (MA International Relations and European Studies). We explored the importance of multilingualism, works in translation, bilingual literature editions and reading in languages other than English.

The final instalment will be on Tuesday 15th February 2022, during the annual King’s Brazil Week. This seminar will focus on Multilingual and Multicultural Literature and will feature discussions by panellists Felipe Tirado (PhD Candidate - KCL Dickson Poon School of Law), Mireille Kouyo (PhD Candidate - KCL African Leadership Centre), Annika Hoenack-Herrejon (2nd Year - BA International Development), Marc Lallemand (2nd Year - BA War Studies). It will be chaired by Maísa Edwards (PhD Candidate - King's Brazil Institute) and Ana Aurora Borges (Art Curator and Manager). We will be exploring the importance of multilingualism and reading in languages other than English as well as discussing the Student/Author interviews conducted with Ayesha Harruna Attah (Author), Charlie Craggs (Author and Trans Activist), Prof. Francisco Noa (Author and Professor) and Joana Nastari (Playwright and Performer).

For more information on the event series, contact Maísa Edwards: maisa.edwards@kcl.ac.uk

Multilingual Literature Event Series: Closing Event

15 February, 7-8:15pm

Join us for the closing event of the Multilingual Literature Event series. This seminar will focus on Multilingual and Multicultural Literature and will feature discussions by panellists Felipe Tirado (PhD Candidate - KCL Dickson Poon School of Law), Mireille Kouyo (PhD Candidate - KCL African Leadership Centre), Annika Hoenack-Herrejon (2nd Year - BA International Development), Marc Lallemand (2nd Year - BA War Studies). It will be chaired by Maísa Edwards (PhD Candidate - King's Brazil Institute) and Ana Aurora Borges (Art Curator and Manager).

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Organisers

  • Maísa Edwards (PhD Candidate – King’s College London and University of São Paulo)
  • Ana Aurora Borges (Arts Manager and Curator, BA (Hons) Linguistics and Literature at the Federal University of São Paulo)
  • Dr. Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho (Director of the King’s Brazil Institute and Vice Dean International at King’s College London)
  • Dr. Ana Elena González-Treviño (Director of the Centre for Mexican Studies)
  • Dr. Ana Maria Sousa Aguiar de Medeiros (Director of the Modern Languages Centre)
  • Maya Boustany (Student Engagement Officer – King’s Global Institutes)
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Maísa Edwards, organiser of the event series

Maísa Edwards is a Joint International Relations PhD Candidate at King's College London and the University of São Paulo. Her research topic explores Brazil and the Zone of Peace and Cooperation of the South Atlantic (ZOPACAS) and Brazilian diplomatic and defence relations in the South Atlantic (1986 – 2013). She is British-Brazilian and holds an MSc in Brazil in Global Perspective from King’s College London and a BA(Hons) French and Spanish from University College London. Maísa is also the founder of the Talk Books With ME (@talk_books_with_me) project which is a multilingual and multicultural literature community. One book, poem and story at a time, Maísa seeks to increase readership in different languages and bring forth multilingual and multicultural literature to a wider audience.

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