Daniel da Silva will present a paper at theVI International conference of the Association of British and Irish Lusitanists, on 7-8 September 2015 at the University of Exeter.
The global theme of the conference is “De/formations: Illegitimate Bodies, Texts and Tongues”
Dissident Folk: Translating “Grandola, Vila Morena”
Daniel da Silva’s abstract:
The phenomenon of popular and folkloric performance as protests suggests they may produce, through their performance, affective milieus, requiring the performance of intimate sociality, while producing dissidence and reproducing localized and socially contingent cultural forms and practices. Through this reading of performance, the recent manifestations in Portugal against Eurozone austerity politics are revealed as more than just oppositional postures, and the performance of Grandola becomes more than nostalgia for past revolutions. Performing Grandola may serve as an opening to consider popular performance as productive spaces of alternative sociopolitical projects, while popular and folkloric culture and performance are unmoored, turning from the normative to the non-normative, producing ambiguous potentialities of queerness and dissent.
Conference website: http://abilconferencevi.wix.com/abilconferenceiv
Information and Program links: http://humanities.exeter.ac.uk/…/conferences/viinternation…/
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