NT BUZZ - Fundação Oriente is hosting a conference titled, ‘Paulino Dias: Between Indianism and Modernism’ by postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, Duarte Drumond Braga on January 17 at 5.30 p.m. at Fundação Oriente, Panaji.
Francisco Xavier Paulino Dias (1874 – 1919) was a Goan doctor, pharmacist, teacher, poet, painter and musician. This multifaceted and cosmopolitan figure is considered by the (scarce) critic to be one of the most relevant poets of Goa. He belongs to the generation of Indo-Portuguese writers who were interested in bringing the Catholic community closer to the imagery of classical India.
Dias founded in 1913 the Revista da Índia, whose manifesto celebrates Marinetti. The goal of this presentation is to clarify the way in which his poetry, being near fin-de-siècle aesthetics, nonetheless explores ways of writing that approach the Vanguards and Modernism.
Duarte Drumond Braga is a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the University of São Paulo. He holds a Phd in Comparative Studies from the University of Lisbon with his thesis on the subject of Orientalism in 20th century Portuguese Poetry: Pessanha, Pessoa and Osório de Castro. He is currently part of the Thinking Goa Project (Funded by Fapesp, Brazil) and the Portuguese Orientalism Project (Funded by Fct, Portugal). His current research interests are the Lusophone Literatures from Goa and Macau, Portuguese orientalism writing and poetry in Portuguese (19th-20th centuries). He has co-edited five books and several articles concerning these fields of research.
(The talk is open to all. For details call on (0832) 2230728 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org