WITH STEPHANIE RENEE DOS SANTOS, AUTHOR OF CUT FROM THE EARTH. THE HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY, NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER, GOES TO LISBON, AT FERIN BOOKSTORE - NOVEMBER 12, 2021
November 12, 2021
OF LIGHT AND DARK: EIGHTEENTH CENTURY HISTORICAL FICTION.
Julieta discusses the tumultuous times of the Enlightenment in both Europe and the United States. In particular, the establishment of the Neapolitan Republic of 1799, as well as the close friendship between the Abbé Correia da Serra and Thomas Jefferson.
Stephanie discusses what is known in Portuguese tile art history circles as the tailend of the "Great Joanine Production", as well as the contributions of Africans and their descendants in the tile arts at the time of The Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755.
The event was moderated by Professor Silvia Chicó, the University of Lisbon.