Renata Meints

Renata Meints of Waywords and MeansignsBrazilian of German descent currently living in Birmingham, UK, venturing on a PhD on Joyce’s response to the presence of John Milton.

I first came across Joyce at the age of 18 and was startled by the strange language of Finnegans Wake in a book by Brazilian poet Augusto de Campos, À Margem da Margem, associated with early translations of Joyce to Brazilian Portuguese and concrete poetry. I imagined that when I got older I would be able to unveil the secrets of that. Still haven’t succeeded, but I keep on trying.

In addition to Finnegans Wake, I am also interested in Joyce’s representation of women and sexuality in his writings, his presence in popular culture. On the Milton side, I’m interested in his most enthralling character, Satan, and its variations and presence in popular culture, especially in graphic novels.

Renata Meints contributed to the Opendoor Edition of Waywords and Meansigns in 2017, recording page 324 line 18 through page 326 line 20.

Credits — Willians Adail: audio mixing and edition.