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Introduction: The Arkhitekton (2015)
Book Chapter
García, P. (2015). Introduction: The Arkhitekton. In Space and the postmodern fantastic in contemporary literature: the architectural voidRoutledge

Arising from the philosophical conviction that our sense of space plays a direct role in our apprehension and construction of reality (both factual and fictional), this book investigates how conceptions of postmodern space have transformed the histor... Read More

Mal de Mar: a reading of Jorge de Sena’s “A Grã-Canária” in (trans-) Atlantic transit (2014)
Journal Article
Gonçalves Miranda, R. (2014). Mal de Mar: a reading of Jorge de Sena’s “A Grã-Canária” in (trans-) Atlantic transit

This article analyzes Jorge de Sena’s short story “A Grã-Canária” in the context of a wider discussion on the topographies of the South Atlantic taken as an ideological construct, to some extent always already textual(ized). The story emphasizes the... Read More

‘Liberdade, Igualdade, Fraternidade ou a Morte?’: extravios do post(al) colonial em Nação Crioula (2014)
Journal Article
Gonçalves Miranda, R. (2014). ‘Liberdade, Igualdade, Fraternidade ou a Morte?’: extravios do post(al) colonial em Nação Crioula. Via Atlantica, 147-164

This article aims to contest oedipal readings and the emphasis on symbols (utopian, heterotopian) which reduce the pluridimensionality of the "Postal" AND "Postal Politics" (BENNINGTON) on creole's (Post-/Neo)colonial spacing of the South Atlantic. A... Read More

Restor(y)ing meaning: reading Manoel de Oliveira’s Non ou a Vã Glória de Mandar (2013)
Journal Article
Gonçalves Miranda, R. (2013). Restor(y)ing meaning: reading Manoel de Oliveira’s Non ou a Vã Glória de Mandar. Hispanic Research Journal, 14(1), doi:10.1179/1468273712Z.00000000033

Manoel de Oliveira’s Non ou a Vã Glória de Mandar (1990) is a landmark in Lusophone cinema’s revisitation of the history of Portuguese expansion and colonial conflicts. This article aims at analysing the film’s political import by extrapolating from... Read More

Mãe Africana, Pátria Brasileira: negotiating the racial politics of identity, freedom and motherhood in nineteenth-century Bahia, Brazil (2013)
Book Chapter
Collins, J. Mãe Africana, Pátria Brasileira: negotiating the racial politics of identity, freedom and motherhood in nineteenth-century Bahia, Brazil. In Intimacy and Inequality: female histories and feminist readings of manumission and motherhood in Brazilian slave society (Bahia 1830-1888)Liverpool University Press. Manuscript submitted for publication

Margarida Ignácio de Medeiros was one of up to twelve million enslaved Africans brought to Brazil. She did not, however, remain enslaved all her life. Margarida’s trajectory from enslavement to freedom was typical of many enslaved African women labou... Read More

El retablo de Maese Federico: Lorca’s Romancero gitano as puppet theatre (2012)
Journal Article
Roberts, S. G. (2012). El retablo de Maese Federico: Lorca’s Romancero gitano as puppet theatre. Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies, 17(2/3), doi:10.1080/14701847.2011.637404

This article considers the profound influence that puppet theatre had on Federico García Lorca’s poetic vision and practice at the time that he was writing the poems that would eventually make up the Romancero gitano (1928). Taking the ‘Romance sonám... Read More

Rebuilding the Angolan body politic: global and local projections of identity and protest in O Herói/The Hero (Zézé Gamboa, 2004) (2012)
Journal Article
Sabine, M. (2012). Rebuilding the Angolan body politic: global and local projections of identity and protest in O Herói/The Hero (Zézé Gamboa, 2004). Journal of African Cinemas, 3(2), doi:10.1386/jac.3.2.201_1

This article uses a reading of Zézé Gamboa's award-winning 2004 feature as a basis for an exploration of post-conflict Angolan screen culture and of its impact both at home and internationally. It considers how O Herói’s depiction of a war-torn natio... Read More

‘Latin American Modernity, and yet...’ (2011)
Journal Article
Sharman, A. (2011). ‘Latin American Modernity, and yet...’. Bulletin of Latin American Research, 30(4), doi:10.1111/j.1470-9856.2011.00528.x

The article examines two ‘postmodern’ critiques of modernity: a general history which argues that it was never solely Western, and a work of Latin American cultural criticism which wishes to leave a modernity seen as eurocentric. It argues that to u... Read More

Da literatura abscondita? ou apontamento liminar sobre Baralha de sonhos: António Gil Hernández leitor de Amado L. Caeiro (2010)
Journal Article
Vidal Bouzon, Á. J. (2010). Da literatura abscondita? ou apontamento liminar sobre Baralha de sonhos: António Gil Hernández leitor de Amado L. Caeiro

Confronting the fact that Amado L. Caeiro’s poetry collection Baralha de sonhos comes framed by the interpretations provided through the accompanying texts authoredb by António Gil Hernández (legal name who fabricated Amado’s as his otherbproper name... Read More

Dum (assombrado) complexo de Bartleby: Isto [não] é um livro e eu [não] sou daqui (ou da [im]possibilidade lusófona da Galiza) (2008)
Journal Article
Vidal Bouzon, Á. J. (2008). Dum (assombrado) complexo de Bartleby: Isto [não] é um livro e eu [não] sou daqui (ou da [im]possibilidade lusófona da Galiza)

In 2003 the Galizan writer João Guisan published Isto é um livro. Projecto Dicionário Vivo, conceived as ‘a project of a Project’ which would retain an essential relationship with language and writing but would potentially exceed them, crossing the b... Read More

Meyerbeer's "L'Africaine": French grand opera and the Iberian exotic (2007)
Journal Article
Andrews, J. (2007). Meyerbeer's "L'Africaine": French grand opera and the Iberian exotic. Modern Language Review, 102(1),

Meyerbeer's grand opera L'Africaine (1865) tells the story of the sixteenth-century Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama's triumphant journey back from the east African coast and his love for an African slave. It raises questions relating to the repres... Read More

The monolingualism of identity or aporias from the end of the world: (indicial notes on Fogo cruzado) (2002)
Journal Article
Vidal Bouzon, Á. J. (2002). The monolingualism of identity or aporias from the end of the world: (indicial notes on Fogo cruzado). Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, 3(2), doi:10.1080/1463620022000013983

In 1989 the collection of drawings and short-stories in Galizan-Portuguese Fogo cruzado was published with an untitled and introductory non-literary text prepared by its authors. The process of its creation, publishing and reception was an extreme ex... Read More

The Mad Doctors: Medicine and Literature in Finisecular Spain (1996)
Journal Article
Cardwell, R. A. (1996). The Mad Doctors: Medicine and Literature in Finisecular Spain

This essay forms the prolegomenon to what will be a major study of a particular aspect of the history of ideas and the cultural experience in Spain between 1880 and 1920 presently being written. This book will consider and analyse the relationships,... Read More