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

ISBN 9781032091419
Published June 30, 2021 by Routledge
248 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents


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

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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.