- In MemoriamTania Franco Carvalhal (1943–2006)
Comparative Literature Studies joins its voice to those of comparatists around the world in mourning the untimely death of the President of the International Comparative Literature Association, Tania Franco Carvalhal, professor emerita of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, and member of the CLS advisory board. Professora Tania combined an intense interest in writers of her native region, the southernmost of Brazil, with a global perspective on literary phenomena. Whether teaching in French at the Sorbonne or accompanying José Saramago in Edmonton, she never forgot the local writers, such as Augusto Meyer or Mário Quintana, with whom she had grown up and whose work mattered so much to her. Despite the fatal shortening of her leadership of the ICLA, she achieved so much for the organization and for comparative literature that we all remain deeply in her debt. Tania, adeus.