Intensified Bodies from the Performing Arts in Portugal published

«The singularity of Portuguese performance and dance has been one of the significant forces in much of experimental live art in Europe over the past two decades. This volume, gathering original essays by an impressive array of Portugal’s most distinguished theorists in aesthetics, philosophy of art and performance theory, offers to the specialist and to … Continue reading

(Re)imagining African Independence published

The fortieth anniversary of the independence of the African countries colonized by Portugal presents a valuable opportunity to reassess how colonialism has been «imagined» through the medium of the moving image. The essays collected in this volume investigate Portuguese colonialism and its filmic and audio-visual imaginaries both during and after the Estado Novo regime, examining … Continue reading

Photos from the book launch: Between Categories: The Films of Margaret Tait and (Re)imagining African Independence

Between Categories: The Films of Margaret Tait: Portrait, Poetry, Sound and Place by Sarah Neely and Re(imagining) African Independence: Film, Visual Arts and the Fall of the Portuguese Empire, edited by Maria do Carmo Piçarra and Teresa Castro, were launched on Thursday 29 June at the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS) conference in Paris. … Continue reading

Book launches at the NECS-European Network for Cinema and Media Studies conference

  We are delighted to announce that two of our recent publications will be launched at the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS) conference in Paris. The books to be launched are Between Categories: The Films of Margaret Tait: Portrait, Poetry, Sound and Place by Sarah Neely and (Re)imagining African Independence: Film, Visual Arts … Continue reading

Battleground Bodies published

This is the first book to provide a comparative exploration of the gendered and sexual body in Mozambican literature, engaging with the work of six authors spanning different generations, styles and aesthetics. The study begins by providing a detailed and innovative survey of the dynamics of gender, sexuality and power in the Portuguese colonial and … Continue reading

Feminine Singular published

Women have often chosen to tell their secrets, confide their dreams and express their deepest and most intimate thoughts in diaries, letters and other forms of life-writing. Although it is well established as a genre in the Anglophone and Francophone traditions, there has been very little publication of life-writing in the Hispanic and Lusophone worlds … Continue reading

Mário de Sá-Carneiro, A Cosmopolitan Modernist published

Although he committed suicide at the age of twenty-five, Mário de Sá-Carneiro left behind a rich corpus of texts that is inventive, playful, even daring. The first collection in English to be dedicated to his work, this volume brings together scholars from Portugal, Brazil, and the USA to reassess Sá-Carneiro’s contribution to Portuguese and European … Continue reading

New Portuguese Letters to the World published

Published in 1972, New Portuguese Letters addressed censored issues – such as the colonial war, immigration, the Catholic Church, violence, and the legal and social status of women – becoming a symbol of resistance against the Fascist Portuguese regime. Privileging feminist approaches, this volume maps the reception of the book in Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, … Continue reading

Utopia in Portugal, Brazil and Lusophone African Countries published

This book studies the history, literature and culture of Portuguese-speaking countries through the lens of utopia. The role of utopia in Portuguese literature is the object of fresh analyses ranging from Camões to Gonçalo M. Tavares, and António Vieira to José Saramago. The chapters on Angola and Mozambique show how national identity received a major … Continue reading

New publication: Pré-História e nacional-socialismo na Alemanha

Na Alemanha do nacional-socialismo, a ciência da Arqueologia Pré-Histórica alcançou uma posição de altíssima relevância no contexto de legitimação ideológica do regime nazista. Propagava-se uma interdependência entre a «grandeza germânica» do passado pré-histórico e a superioridade das «raças nórdicas» no mundo contemporâneo. Os arqueólogos e os pré-historiadores, nas universidades e nos museus, muito contribuíram para … Continue reading

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