Vol. 5 No. 2 Dec. 2021

  • The “Cultural Archipelago” of Urban Representation in Contemporary Brazilian Novels

    Author:François Weigel

    Abstract: The dialectic of localism and cosmopolitanism, with the opposition between nationalists and cosmopolitans, since independence and perhaps even before, is an element that structured the spiritual life and the literature of a country such as Brazil, as it was pointed out by Antonio Candido. This dialectic in a globalized country which had been transformed by an extremely rapid urbanization, nowadays is perhaps stronger than ever. That could be seen in contemporary literature, on the level of the imaginary but also on the level of the representation of cities such as Manaus in the north of the country (Relato de um certo Oriente, by Milton Hatoum), Recife in the northeast (Estive lá fora, by Ronaldo Correia de Brito), or Brasilia in the central west (Cidade Livre, by João Almino). Through these three novels, this essay aims to analyze how a few years after the end of the dictatorship,

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  • Writing by Ear, the Aural Novel, and Echopoetics: A Listening Vocabulary for Literary Analysis

    Author:Marilia Librandi

    Abstract: Given the robust plurivocality that has characterized literature in Brazil since its colonial inception, and the eminently (and explicitly) receptive stance that many of its modern authors have adopted, I have structured my argument to follow two intersecting paths. Firstly, Clarice Lispector’s notion of “writing by ear” serves as a foundation for a renewed history of Brazilian literature, framed as a history of active listening. Secondly, the hope is to offer a Luso-Afro- Amerindian-Brazilian contribution to Latin American criticism, turning the semantic range of terms related to edges, margins, and borders into a more explicit semiotics of corporeality and performativity revolving around the ears and sound, echoes and silence, more generally.

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  • The Trans/national Cultural Economy of Latin American Film Musicals (1930s-50s)

    Author:Peter W. Schulze

    Abstract: This essay traces the tensions between national imaginaries and transnational global media flows of tango, samba, and ranchera film musicals, taking into account their cross-media and intercultural configurations as well as interconnections between these three “transgenres.” From a comparative perspective and by means of a “histoire croisée,” or crisscrossing history, it touches upon developments in early Latin American sound film, Hollywood’s Spanishlanguage films and its Pan-Americanism, Spain’s cinematic Hispanoamericanismo, and Pan-Latin American film productions. The essay makes a case for the multifaceted trans/national cultural economy of the tango, samba, and ranchera film musical productions during their main phase, in the 1930s and 40s.

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  • To Open the Mouth, to Show the Tongue: Anthropophagic Gestures in Brazilian Art

    Author:Eduardo Jorge de Oliveira, André Masseno

    Abstract: This essay seeks to articulate a detailed reading through two anatomical selections – the mouth and tongue—in Brazilian art from the end of the 1960s. The reading is part of a shift in the matrix of Oswald de Andrade’s “Anthropophagic Manifesto,” originally published in the Revista de Antropofagia in 1928, whose interpretations spread in Brazil during the second half of the 20th century. This study mobilises elements of the manifesto and its resonance in the works of artists such as Anna Maria Maiolino, Lygia Pape, Paulo Bruscky, and Lenora de Barros.

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  • Opportunities and Challenges: Internationalized Higher Education in the Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Age

    Author:Hongxin Jiang

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented crisis all over the world, while it also marks the coming of a new era of opportunities and challenges, especially for higher education. Universities should be more inclusive and innovative in communication and cooperation, promoting opportunities for collaborations in all aspects and reshaping international education.

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  • Notes on Contributors


    Abstract: Vol. 5, no. 2 2021 Notes on Contributors

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