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

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

New publications: Narrating the Postcolonial Nation and Speaking the Postcolonial Nation

The essays collected in this volume look at the way that Mozambican and Angolan literary works seek to narrate, re-create and make sense of the postcolonial nation. Some of the studies focus on individual works; others are comparative analyses of Angolan and Mozambican works, with a focus on the way they enter into dialogue with … Continue reading

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