Daniel da Silva at the University of Exeter

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…/

Last Updated 2 years ago


Citation

Hispanic Institute, « Daniel da Silva at the University of Exeter », Hispanic Institute Bulletin, Columbia University | LAIC, Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures (online), published on September 3, 2015. Full URL for this article
Hispanic Institute Bulletin
ISSN 2377-8873
The Hispanic Institute was founded in 1920 with the mission of bridging academia and society at large. Almost a century later, the Bulletin of the Hispanic Institute for Latin American and Iberian Cultures continues to carry out that mission through new technologies and media. The Bulletin is a window into the Department’s everyday work and how our community, from undergraduate students to faculty and alumni, responds to the challenges posed by a field in constant flux.

With contributions from all members of the department (and graduates), the Bulletin shows how LAIC—in the classroom, through research, and in public interventions—engages with changing theoretical paradigms, the increasing presence of digital tools, and the reconfiguration of the humanities and their place in society.
  • Editorial Board
  • Faculty, lecturers, and students at LAIC.