The Lusophone Coffee Hour (Café Lusófono) on Oct. 8 will feature Miriam Ringel as the guest speaker, from 2:30 to 4:30pm in 127 Ross Building South.
Ringel will present a lively talk on the work of José Saramago, a Portuguese writer and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Focused on the idea of “moral imagination” in philosophy and literature, the talk will use examples of Saramago’s work to aruge that moral imagination develops the moral sensitivity of the reader.
Ringel, who was also a friend to Saramago, said she shared many long conversations with the writer on the ideas of her research on him.
Her work and research on Saramago argue that he is not a philosopher, but a writer with strong opinions in the areas of morality and society.
The talk will be delivered in Portuguese and admission is free. Coffee and custard tarts will be served.