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Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies 26
Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies 26
Literary Histories in Portuguese
Editor: João Cezar de Castro Rocha

Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth

2014 • 286 pp. 6 x 9"
Literary Criticism - Caribbean & Latin American / Comparative Literature / Brazil

$24.95 Paperback, 978-1-933227-60-3

Table of Contents of Literary Histories in Portuguese

  •  Introduction: Possibilities of Literary History — João Cezar de Castro Rocha


  • Literary History — Remo Ceserani; translated by James Kierstead
  • The Center and the Margins — Carlos M. F. da Cunha
  • “Internal” Literary History: Rubem Fonseca’s “Intestino Grosso — Frans Weiser
  • The Crisis of Literary History and Disciplinary Renovation: The Alternative of Systemic Theories — Isaac Lourido; translated by Manus O’Duibhir
  • The Problem of Particularity in Literary History — Jobst Welge
  • Ways of Seeing the Past in Literary History — José Luís Jobim; translated by Lisa Shaw


  • Belongings and Interactions: Negotiating Portuguese-Speaking Identities in Boston — Graça Índias Cordeiro
  • When the Eye Meets the World: Reading Subjectivity in Two Poems by Carlos Drummond de Andrade — Monique Balbuena
  • The Utopia of the Divine in Luso-Brazilian Culture: Joachim of Fiore and Ariano Suassuna’s A Pedra do Reino — Noeli Dutra Rossatto and Marcus de Martini
  • National Identity in Brazil and Mexico in the Twentieth Century — Paulo Moreira
  • Narrativizing the Other-Empire in Silence: On Portuguese Postimperiality/Postcoloniality — Sheila Khan; translated by Carmen Ramos-Villar


  • Ana Salgueiro Rodrigues on João Cabral do Nascimento, Além-Mar: Poemeto épico que fez Joam Cabral do Nascimento para narrar a história tormentosa das caravelas que aportaram à Ilha do senhor Infante na madrugada do século XV
  • Aline de Almeida Moura on Chatarina Edfeldt, Uma história na História: Representações da autoria feminina na História da Literatura Portuguesa do século XX
  • Duarte Pinheiro on A. M. Pires Cabral, Artes Marginais; Antes que o Rio Seque; Arado
  • Ricardo Vasconcelos on Osvaldo Manuel Silvestre and Pedro Serra, Século de ouro—Antologia crítica da poesia portuguesa do século XX


  • Brief Beginning of the World (Episode in Three Movements) — Carola Saavedra; translated by Hsiao-Shih Lee
  • regurgitophagy — Michel Melamed; translated by Micaela Kramer
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