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Sofia Cavalcanti

Adjunct professor

Department of Interpreting and Translation

Academic discipline: L-LIN/10 English Literature

Curriculum vitae

Education:

January-June 2018: visiting scholar at the Department of Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Supervisors: Prof. Vinay Dharwadker and Prof. Ernesto Livorni.

2016-present: Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Interpreting and Translation at the University of Bologna (Forlì Campus). Supervisors: Prof. Raffaella Baccolini and Prof. Adele D'Arcangelo.

2014: MA with honors in Specialized Translation at the School of Languages, Literatures, Interpreting and Translation at the University of Bologna (Forlì Campus). Title of dissertation: "Two faces of the African short story: Mia Couto and Amadou Hampâté Bâ. A comparative analysis of their collections Estórias abensonhadas and Il n’y a pas de petite querelle and translation of a selection of short stories" (Supervisors: Prof. Danielle Londei and Prof. Anabela Ferreira).

2011: BA with honors in Linguistic and Cultural Mediation at the University of Bologna (Forlì Campus). Title of dissertation: “All Boy, by Lori Ostlund. Translation proposal of one of the Best American Short Stories 2010” (supervisor: Prof. Raffaella Baccolini).

Conference papers:

24 March 2019, Washington, D.C.: Annual Conference of the Northeast Modern Language Association -University at Buffalo - roundtable "Water and/as Transcultural Space." Title of presentation: "LIQUID BORDERS, FLUID BODIES. THE RIVER AS 'MINDSCAPE' IN ARUNDHATI ROY'S THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS."

22 March 2019, Washington, D.C.: Annual Conference of the Northeast Modern Language Association -University at Buffalo - panel "Infrastructural Texts, Textual Infrastructures." Title of presentation: "THE SHAME OF HUMAN WASTE IN UNTOUCHABLE. A SEMIOTIC APPROACH TO INDIAN SANITARY INFRASTRUCTURE."

29 June 2018, Barcelona: 9th International Symposium for Young Researchers in Translation, Interpreting, Intercultural Studies and East Asian Studies - Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (Spain). Title of presentation: "NARRATING HOME: MEMORY, IMAGINATION AND DESIRE IN ANITA NAIR'S LADIES' COUPÉ".

12-15 April 2018, Pittsburgh: Annual Conference of the Northeast Modern Language Association -University at Buffalo - panel "Room of One's Own: Writing Interiors." Title of presentation: "DIASPORIC THINGS: THE ANALYSIS OF JHUMPA LAHIRI’S ‘MRS SEN’S’ THROUGH A CORPUS STYLISTIC APPROACH".

1 December 2017, Bologna: Workshop "UNIBO è interculturalità" - University of Bologna- Title of presentation: "A NEW WORLD, DIFFERENT DIASPORAS. AN INTERSECTIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE INDIAN MIGRATION".

25-27 October 2017, Bertinoro: International Conference “Literature, Translation, and Mediation by and for Children: Gender, Diversity and Stereotype”.  MeTRa Center (Center of interdisciplinary studies on mediation and translation by and for children) - University of Bologna. Title of presentation: “GIRLHOOD AND MASCULINITY IN RAJDEEP PAULUS’ SWIMMING THROUGH CLOUDS: AN ATYPICAL ‘MASALA’ YOUNG ADULT NOVEL”.

30 June 2017, Barcelona: 8th International Symposium for Young Researchers in Translation, Interpreting, Intercultural Studies and East Asian Studies - Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (Spain). Title of presentation: “STUCK IN THE HOME-LAND. INDIAN WOMEN’S EXPERIENCE OF DIASPORA: THE EXAMPLE OF JHUMPA LAHIRI’S 'MRS SEN’S'”.

22-24 June 2017, Olomouc: 21st International Colloquium of American Studies on “Place and Emplacement”- Palacký University - Olomouc (Czech Republic). Title of presentation: “BEYOND INDIVIDUAL SPACE: THE SYMBOLIC PLACE OF INDIAN WOMEN IN THE LAND OF DIASPORA”.