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CILM Lecture in ICS's Anthropology Seminar

Comunicação do CILM no Seminário de Investigação em Antropologia do ICS

 

Speaker: Susana Araújo

Title: The Wintryscapes of International Security: Tony Blair's Ghost and the ICC in Polanski's film, The Ghost Writer

Título: As Paisagens Invernosas da Segurança Internacional: O Fantasma de Tony Blair e o ICC no filme de Polanski, The Ghost Writer

 

5 de Maio de 2016, 15:00

Auditório Sedas Nunes


O visionamento do filme será feito no dia 4 de Maio, 15h no ICS (Auditório Sedas Nunes)

 

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CHOICE Review

 

Susana Araújo's book Transatlantic fictions of 9/11 and the War on Terror has received "ESSENTIAL" rating from US LIBRARY JOURNAL CHOICE

 

FULL REVIEW:

Transatlantic fictions of 9/11 and the War on Terror: images of insecurity, narratives of captivity by Susana Araújo, Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.

Araújo (comparative studies, Univ. of Lisbon, Portugal) examines novels that reveal/critique popular notions of security and terror—Amy Waldman’s The Submission (2011),  Frédéric Beigbeder’s Windows on the World (Eng tr., 2004), Ian McEwan’s Saturday (2005), Michael Cunningham’s Specimen Days (2005), Joseph O’Neill’s Netherland (2008), Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007), Ricardo Menéndez Salmón’s El corrector (Spanish, 2009), José Saramago’s Seeing (Eng. tr., 2006), Salman Rushdie’s Shalimar the Clown (2005), and J. M. Coetzee’s Diary of a Bad Year (2008).  Araújo places 9/11 novels in a continuum of European and American captivity narratives born of perceived or actual threats to personal safety, cultural identity, and national security.  Especially compelling is her assertion that Western captivity narratives invert the roles of captor and captive by configuring the Western subject as captive to amorphous sources of terror.  As she points out, this configuration does not account for the realities of Guantánamo Bay or Abu Ghraib, or for the continuing legacies of American and European imperialism.  Finally, Araújo suggests that the figure of the white Western captive is yet another fiction among many that serve as “staples of the Western imagination.”  This erudite, accessible study provides a vital perspective on a complex nexus of transnational issues, ideologies, and fictions. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty.

--J. D. Harding, Saint Leo University

US LIBRARY CHOICE

 
Pease Conference

 

CONFERENCE - "THE UNCANNY RETURN OF AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM IN AMERICAN CULTURE"

with DONALD E. PEASE (Dartmouth College)

Donald Pease is a reference on 19th- and 20th-century American literature, literary theory and cultural studies, and is the founder/director of the Futures of American Studies Institute. He has written numerous books, including most recently Theodor Seuss Geisel (2010), and over 100 articles on figures in American and British literature. He is the editor of The New Americanist series, which has transformed the field of Americanstudies.

Followed by Roundtable: “AMERICAN STUDIES IN COMPARISON”

Invited Speakers: Donald E. Pease, Isabel Caldeira, Teresa Cid, Isabel Oliveira Martins, Isabel Capeloa Gil e Carlos Garrido Castellano

posterFACULDADE DE LETRAS, UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA 25 DE SETEMBRO 2014 | SALA 2.14

http://www.comparatistas.edu.pt/en/events/2014-2011/conference-and-round-table-with-donal-e.-pease.html

 

Centro de Estudos Comparatistas Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia Governo da República Portuguesa
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