Iracema’s Country: Nature from the Mid-1800s to the Present in Ceará, Brazil
- Ana Isabel Queiroz, Renata Sartori & Inês T. Rosário
- ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment
- Volume 26, Issue 2
- Language: English
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/isle/isz007
- ISSN: 1076-0962 / 1759-1090 (online)
Excerpt: Iracema, Legend of Ceará (1865) is a canonical work from Brazilian Romanticism, written by José de Alencar (1829–77), and one of the most popular literary works published in Brazil. Together with O Guarani (1857) and Ubirajara (1874), it comprises Alencar’s expression of “Indianism.” “Indianism” (in Portuguese indianismo), which had its heyday in Brazil between 1835 and 1888, is a literary and artistic movement “described as a more or less uniform and static phenomenon, whose language, imagery, and central protagonist, the Indian ‘knight’, were definitively fixed by Gonçalves Dias and José de Alencar” (Treece 57).
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Conference that aims to promote discussion around the thematic, epistemological, and methodological intersections of history and history of art as disciplines. Crafting the Past: Materials, Materialities, Materialisms Gestures such as
Detalhes do Evento
Conference that aims to promote discussion around the thematic, epistemological, and methodological intersections of history and history of art as disciplines.
Crafting the Past: Materials, Materialities, Materialisms
Gestures such as the recent toppling of statues portraying slave owners or confederate soldiers in the UK and USA have ushered in public and historiographical debates about the legacies of colonialism as well the role of material culture and visuality in historical memory. Although the study of the past is always situated, not least disciplinarily, such situatedness should be open for productive intersections between history and history of art. For example, can we consider Cecil Rhodes’ statue an autonomous material manifestation without considering how its materiality is placed in history? Can we historicise artistic objects without engaging with the specific contexts of their material production or with the evolving ideological values that shaped the very conception of ‘art’? Can we talk about history as purely discursive when its material consequences are, at the same time, so palpable and so contested, particularly at a time when bodies and cultures are visibly threatened by global, social, economic, environmental, and health-related crises?
This conference aims to promote discussion around the thematic, epistemological, and methodological intersections of history and history of art as disciplines, focusing on their relationship to issues of materiality and ethics.
(Terça-feira) 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Institute of Contemporary History — NOVA FCSH and University of Évora, IN2PAST, and University College London
May 18, 2022
The words historian Fernando Rosas used to describe the ceremony of the 77th anniversary of the liberation of the Mauthausen Concentration Camp.
May 12, 2022
Exhibition curated by Margarida de Magalhães Ramalho and Claude Marx.
May 6, 2022
The new documentary by Ansgar Schaefer and Susana de Sousa Dias premieres today in Portugal.