1st Edition

Challenging Memories and Rebuilding Identities Literary and Artistic Voices that undo the Lusophone Atlantic

Edited By Margarida Rendeiro, Federica Lupati Copyright 2020
    248 Pages
    by Routledge

    248 Pages
    by Routledge

    Taking an original approach, Challenging Memories and Rebuilding Identities: Literary and Artistic Voices that undo the Lusophone Atlantic explores a selected body of cultural works from Portugal, Brazil and Lusophone Africa. Contributors from various fields of expertise examine the ways contemporary writers, artists, directors, and musicians explore canonical forms in visual arts, cinema, music and literature, and introduce innovation in their narratives, at the same time they discuss the social and historical context they belong to.


    Introduction, Margarida Rendeiro and Federica Lupati

    1. Bridging Borders: Travelling through Ruy Duarte de Carvalho’s Life and Works

    Hilarino da Luz

    2. Spousal Violence: Violent Masculinity in Ferréz and Marcelino Freire

    André Nascimento

    3. An Infernal Eden: Postmodern Apocalyptic Tone in Deus-dará and its Use as a Critique of Lusophone Racism

    Maggie L.N. Felisberto

    4. To Decolonize is to Perform: The Theory-in-Praxis of Grada Kilomba

    Inês Beleza Barreiros and Joacine Katar Moreira

    5. Recognition on the Walls: Street Art and Pixo in São Paulo, Alexandre Barbosa Pereira

    6. Streets of Revolution: Analyzing Representations of the Carnation Revolution in Street Art

    Margarida Rendeiro

    7. "Dance is a Disguise": Batida and the ‘infrapolitics’ of Dance Music in Postcolonial Portugal

    Pedro Schacht Pereira

    8. The Luso and Rap: The Political Reinvention of Language

    Susan de Oliveira

    9. Revolution and Poetry: Portuguese Rap as a Contemporary Practice of Protest Songs

    Federica Lupati

    10. Tragic Revolutions on Screen: Decolonization revisited in Cavalo Dinheiro [Horse Money] (2014) by Pedro Costa and Virgem Margarida [Virgin Margarida] (2012) by Licínio Azevedo

    Anna Mester

    11. Scaring the Canon, Criticizing the Country: Brazilian Horror Film in the 21st Century

    Jeremy Lehnen

    12. Filming Ghosts: Reviving Memories in Haunted Spaces, Personal Reflections

    Pedro Neves


    Margarida Rendeiro is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for the Humanities at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of NOVA University of Lisbon. She is an Assistant Professor at Lusíada University of Lisbon, Portugal. 

    Federica Lupati is a Research Assistant at CHAM (Center for the Humanities) and PhD candidate at NOVA University of Lisbon.