Book Launch of After Clarice: Reading Lispector’s Legacy in the Twenty-First Century

On Tuesday of 8th Week, we celebrated the launch of After Clarice: Reading Lispector’s Legacy in the Twenty-First Century (Legenda, 2021), edited by Prof. Adriana X. Jacobs and Prof. Claire Williams, over refreshments and music by Kiran Leonard.

About After Clarice: Reading Lispector’s Legacy in the Twenty-First Century:

"An innovative volume, After Clarice brings together scholars, authors, artists, and translators working in a wide range of languages and disciplines to address Lispector’s place, as a Brazilian writer, in twenty-first century configurations of world literature. [...]
     Gathering scholarly articles, works of fiction and poetry, personal essays and archival material, this volume explores Lispector’s status as a Jewish writer; issues of identity, class, race, gender and sexuality in her work; translation and reception, as well as the politics of publishing and marketing Lispector for international readerships. In addition to her stories and novels, After Clarice also examines Lispector’s journalism, writing for children, interviews, music and visual art collaborations, and considers how these activities have garnered her new readers in a wide range of disciplines."


Adriana X. Jacobs is Associate Professor of Modern Hebrew Literature and author of Strange Cocktail: Translation and the Making of Modern Hebrew Poetry (University of Michigan Press, 2018). Her translations of contemporary Hebrew poetry include Vaan Nguyen’s The Truffle Eye (Zephyr Press, 2021), for which she was awarded the 2022 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets, and Merav Givoni Hrushovski's End— (Carrion Bloom Books, 2022).

Claire Williams is Associate Professor of Brazilian Literature and Culture and Fellow in Portuguese at St Peter’s College. Her research focuses on women’s writing and minority writing from the Lusophone world. Her most recent publications include After Clarice: Reading Lispector’s Legacy in the Twenty-First Century, co-edited with Adriana X. Jacobs (Legenda, 2021) and Transnational Portuguese Studies, co-edited with Hilary Owen (LUP, 2020).