Conference announcement: Culture as Resistance in the Lusophone World. Legacies and Challenges - Oxford, 8 June 2019

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Culture as Resistance in the Lusophone World. Legacies and Challenges

 

8 June 2019

9.30am – 5.30 

University of Oxford - St Peter’s College – Dorfman Room 

All Welcome.

 

9.30am- 10am Welcome 

 

10am – 11.30am A History of resistance? Fighting slavery in the Atlantic world.

Chair:ANDRZEJ STUART-THOMPSON 

  • Angolan Prince Lourenço da Silva Mendonça’s Court Case, Vatican 1684-1686: Atlantic Slavery a Crime Against Natural, Human, Divine, and Civil Laws. JOSÉ LINGNA NAFAFÉ (Bristol)
  • A Black Brazilian in Boston: Emiliano F.B. Mundrucu and the Atlantic sphere of anti-slavery (1830-1863). LLOYD BELTON (Leeds)

11:30 – 12:45pm Contemporary Brazil: oppressive legacies, resistance strategies

Chair: GEORGIA NASSEH

  • Popular song, resistance and authoritarianism in contemporary Brazil. DAVID TREECE (KCL)
  •  Decolonialism and the classroom: how to teach humanities in Brazilian universities in the 21stcentury. CAROLIN OVERHOFF FERREIRA (Unifesp-TORCH)

12:45 pm – 2pm Lunch in St Peter’s

 

2pm – 3.30pm Portuguese-Speaking Africa: From resisting colonial rule to resisting the coloniality of power  

Chair: OLIVIA GLAZE 

  • Revolutionary Women/Women of the Revolution: reflections on female heroism and anti-heroism in Mozambique. MARIA TAVARES (QMUB)
  • Translating Resistance, Resisting Translation: Michael Wolfers and the 1978 English Translation of José Luandino Vieira's A Vida Verdadeira de Domingos Xavier.GEORGIA NASSEH (Oxford
  • Popular Music, Urban Disorder and Political Memory in Luanda. CHLOÉ BUIRE (LAM)

3.30pm – 4pm Break

 

4pm – 5.15 Roundtable andfilm projection about prophetic movements as resistance in Lusophone Africa

Chair: JOSÉ LINGNA NAFAFÉ

 

Prophecy as resistance on the coast of Africa: a comparative approach. MARINA TEMUDO (Lisbon University) and RAMON SARRO (Oxford)

 

5.15pm Concluding Remarks

 

This is event is generously supported by the Instituto Camões, St Peter’s College, Oxford, and the Sub-faculty of Portuguese, University of Oxford.

Organisation : Dorothée Boulanger. For further details, please contact dorothee.boulanger@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk