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Language and the prison-house: the cultural rhetoric of Brazil's cultural memory wars (2023)
Book Chapter
Miranda, R. (2023). Language and the prison-house: the cultural rhetoric of Brazil's cultural memory wars. In Culture and Society. Rhetorical Perspectives, Transferential Insights (133-154). Tibilisi, Georgia: New Vision University Press

This chapter aims to explore the contribution of cultural rhetoric towards the critique of cultural memory, taking up as case study the discussions on the Brazilian military dictatorship (1964-1985). Partially as a backlash against the work of the Tr... Read More about Language and the prison-house: the cultural rhetoric of Brazil's cultural memory wars.

Ida e volta: “quase Brasil”, “quase político” and the inherent vice of Freyre’s lusotropicalist framing (2021)
Journal Article
Miranda, R. (2021). Ida e volta: “quase Brasil”, “quase político” and the inherent vice of Freyre’s lusotropicalist framing. Luso-Brazilian Review, 58(1), 179-204

This article addresses the morpholinguistic and stylistice devices underwriting Freyre’s writing as the notion of “lusotropicalism” is advanced, mainly in the travelogue Aventura e rotina (1953) and the accompanying volume Um brasileiro em terras por... Read More about Ida e volta: “quase Brasil”, “quase político” and the inherent vice of Freyre’s lusotropicalist framing.

Looking back for ways ahead – Revisions Post-Dictatorship memories in Repare Bem (Maria de Medeiros) and Luz Obscura (Susana de Sousa Dias) (2020)
Journal Article
MIRANDA, R. (2020). Looking back for ways ahead – Revisions Post-Dictatorship memories in Repare Bem (Maria de Medeiros) and Luz Obscura (Susana de Sousa Dias). Diacrítica: revista do centro de estudos humanísticos, 34(2), 29-47. https://doi.org/10.21814/diacritica.567

Repare bem (Maria de Medeiros, 2013) and Luz obscura (Susana de Sousa Dias) are illustrative examples of women documentary filmmaker's approach to post-dictatorship memory in Brazil and in Portugal. Their attempt to counterpose affective and personal... Read More about Looking back for ways ahead – Revisions Post-Dictatorship memories in Repare Bem (Maria de Medeiros) and Luz Obscura (Susana de Sousa Dias).

‘Aprendiz de Proust’: Gilberto Freyre in Search of a Lost Past and a Renewed Future in Aventura e rotina (2019)
Journal Article
Miranda, R. (2019). ‘Aprendiz de Proust’: Gilberto Freyre in Search of a Lost Past and a Renewed Future in Aventura e rotina. Bulletin of Spanish Studies, 96(8), 1317-1342. https://doi.org/10.1080/14753820.2019.1654266

The function of the self-proclaimed ‘Proustian’ traits of Gilberto Freyre’s work will act as the point of departure for a critique of Freyre’s conception of his non-fiction works, namely the travelogue Aventura e rotina (1953). As Freyre strategicall... Read More about ‘Aprendiz de Proust’: Gilberto Freyre in Search of a Lost Past and a Renewed Future in Aventura e rotina.

Conspiracy, Coup d'état and Civil War in Seville, 1936-1939: History and Myth in Francoist Spain (2017)
Book
Emanuel Leitao Prazeres Serem, R. (2017). Conspiracy, Coup d'état and Civil War in Seville, 1936-1939: History and Myth in Francoist Spain. Eastbourne: Sussex Academic Press

Conspiracy, Coup d’état and Civil War in Seville, 1936–1939 dissects the conspiracy against the democratic Second Spanish Republic in the context of the uprising and civil war in Seville, the capital of Spain’s largest region, Andalusia, and the most... Read More about Conspiracy, Coup d'état and Civil War in Seville, 1936-1939: History and Myth in Francoist Spain.