About Disquiet

The International Literary Program is a project of Dzanc Books, 501(c)(3). The ILP’s mission is to deepen mutual understanding between writers of North American and writers around the world and to broaden the landscape of North American literature and arts outside of the borders of North America.


Lisbon Photos

Lots of new photos added to the Disquiet Facebook group to go with those Oona already added. My fav of hers btw: the Pasteis de Belem--no custard tart like them anywhere...


10 Lisbon novels


Second Annual Conference of Anglo Portuguese Studies

Our friends and partners at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa's CETAPS, the Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies, send the following call for papers to their conference on any aspect of intersection between the Anglophone and Lusophone worlds:



II International Congress of Anglo-Portuguese Studies

Lisbon, 18-20 April 2011

In commemoration of its 30th anniversary, the Lisbon branch of CETAPS,
the Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (an inter-
institutional Research Unit based in two universities, Universidade Nova
de Lisboa and Universidade do Porto), at Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e
Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Faculty of Social and Human
Sciences, New University of Lisbon), is pleased to announce its II
International Congress of Anglo-Portuguese Studies, a 3-day congress on
topics related to Anglo-Portuguese historical, literary and cultural relations.

We also welcome papers that make comparisons and connections between
Portugal and Anglophone countries.

The Congress will be held in Lisbon, from Monday 18 th to Wednesday 20th
2011(over the Easter period).

We look forward to receiving proposals for 20-minute papers.
Participants may also want to propose their own thematic panels, to include
papers delivered by 3 or 4 participants. Please send your 250-300 word
proposals in Portuguese or English, including name of speaker,
institutional affiliation and position, full title of paper, a short biographical
note and contact details (postal address and e-mail address), to arrive no
later than 31 December 2010, simultaneously to:

Drª Mariana Gonçalves




Professor Maria Zulmira Castanheira (Coordinator of the CETAPS/Lisbon


E-mails should be titled: II International Congress of Anglo-Portuguese

Deadline for submission of proposals: 31 December 2010

Notification of acceptance: 15 January 2011

Deadline for registration: 15 February 2011 (a late registration fee will
apply beyond this date)

Registration fee: 100 € (regular registration) 120 € (late registration)

Deadline for submission of complete papers to be considered for
publication: 30 June 2011

Registration details will be posted online in January 2011 on the

Further information will be posted online in September 2010.


Announcing Faculty and Guests, many more TBA

The first confirmed round of our faculty and guests are in. So far they include:

Kim Addonizio
Brian Evenson
Frank Gaspar
Josip Novakovich

...and North American guests:

Junot Diaz
Richard Zenith

...and Portuguese guests:

José Eduardo Agualusa
António Lobo Antunes
valter hugo mãe
José Luis Peixoto
Jacinto Lucas Pires
Patrícia Portela
Miguel Real
Patricia Reis
Luis de Sousa
Gonzalo Tavares

...many more still TBA...


The Disquiet Blog

Thanks for visiting. Here is where we'll post news and events and other info about the International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal, 2011 and beyond. Check back often, and we'll try to keep it fresh.