Public Lecture - Singelle Nona / Jinggli Nona / Chingli Nona: Variations on a Portuguese Creole Folksong in Asia
Public Lecture – Singelle Nona / Jinggli Nona / Chingli Nona: Variations on a Portuguese Creole Folksong in Asia by Faculty of Humanities on 19th October 2016 at Library 2, Nape 1, USJ.
About the Talk
Professor Jackson’s lecture will discuss aspects of Indo-Portuguese Eurasian musical culture, considering the sociocultural origins and geographic distribution of the widespread Portuguese Eurasian song “Singelle Nona/Jinggli Nona” to other Portuguese Eurasian communities.
About the Speaker
Professor Jackson is Full Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese of Yale University.
He specializes in Portuguese and Brazilian Literatures – Camões, Machado de Assis, Fernando Pessoa – as well as modernist, vanguardist, and inter-arts literature. He has a long standing interest in Portuguese culture in Asia, in particular the verse and ethnomusicology of the Portuguese Creole communities.
He has published widely and, in reference to his lecture at USJ, is particularly well known for his work on Asian Creole Portuguese culture, as exemplified by:
De Chaul a Batticaloa: As marcas do império marítimo português na Índia e no Sri Lanka (2005), A Hidden Presence: 500 Years of Portuguese Culture in India and Sri Lanka (1995); Sing Without Shame (1990).