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Blending Myth And Reality: Maritime Portugal And Renaissance Portraits Of The Royal Court, Barbara von Barghahn 2016 George Washington University, Department of Fine Arts and Art History, Washington, DC

Blending Myth And Reality: Maritime Portugal And Renaissance Portraits Of The Royal Court, Barbara Von Barghahn

Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective

Historians have long recognized the singular nautical achievements of sixteenth-century Portugal. The Renaissance age of navigation was characterized by intrepid Portuguese mariners who charted unknown waters in double or triple-masted caravels. Vasco da Gama opened a route around Africa to India in 1497. Pedro Álvares Cabral in 1500 basically steered the same course to South Asia, but deviated on his return to set anchor off the coast of Brazil, the “Land of the True Cross.” Fernão Magalhães’s ship “Victoria” managed to circumnavigate the earth between 1519 and 1521. These Portuguese voyagers substantially changed the medieval world picture. Their maritime expeditions …


The Universality Of Traditional Tales Of The Portuguese Speaking Countries, M.Margarida Pereira-Müller 177152 2016 infobus, Queluz, Portugal

The Universality Of Traditional Tales Of The Portuguese Speaking Countries, M.Margarida Pereira-Müller 177152

Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective

Throughout the ages, the traditional tale has been the vehicle used for transmitting the culture from generation to generation - the memory of a community. Since the beginning of mankind there have always been tales in all countries and in all cultures of the world. Many of the traditional stories we think are Portuguese or European are to be found as well in other parts of the world, told in a very similar way. Sometimes the only difference is the physical frame: the landscape, the flora and the fauna, how people dress or eat.

Most of these tales have animals …


Afroreggae And Grupo Cultural Afro Reggae: A Study Of The Early Years, Sarah S. Ohmer 2016 CUNY Lehman College

Afroreggae And Grupo Cultural Afro Reggae: A Study Of The Early Years, Sarah S. Ohmer

Publications and Research

The following study of AfroReggae and Grupo Cultural Afro Reggae (GCAR) calls attention to Brazilian presence and community organizing in the field of Hip Hop studies with a long memory framework: placing AfroReggae and GCAR in a long history of Africana resistance through music in Latin America. !990s GCAR group arises when reggae and Hip Hop music had become new global forms of solidarity among urban marginalized youths worldwide, making use of old and new strategies of social healing (Fernandes 2011). A close look at lyrics from the Hip Hop fusion band and the associated nonprofit organization shape the concepts …


The Worldmakers: Global Imagining In Early Modern Europe, Ayesha Ramachandran 2014 Yale University

The Worldmakers: Global Imagining In Early Modern Europe, Ayesha Ramachandran

Ayesha Ramachandran

In this beautifully conceived book, Ayesha Ramachandran reconstructs the imaginative struggles of early modern artists, philosophers, and writers to make sense of something that we take for granted: the world, imagined as a whole. Once a new, exciting, and frightening concept, “the world” was transformed in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. But how could one envision something that no one had ever seen in its totality? The Worldmakers moves beyond histories of globalization to explore how “the world” itself—variously understood as an object of inquiry, a comprehensive category, and a system of order—was self-consciously shaped by human agents. Gathering an …


Sob As Asas Da Vitória De Samotrácia (...) Alfredo Ribeiro Dos Santos, Paulo Ferreira da Cunha 2014 Universidade do Porto

Sob As Asas Da Vitória De Samotrácia (...) Alfredo Ribeiro Dos Santos, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

Alfredo Ribeiro dos Santos foi uma figura emblemática do Porto, e antes de mais um Homem Bom. Evoca-se aqui um intelectual e um homem de atividade cívica que tivemos o gosto de conhecer e admirar.


The Art Song Of Edmundo Villani-Côrtes: A Performance Guide Of Selected Works, Irailda Eneli Barros Silva Rodrigues 2014 University of Kentucky

The Art Song Of Edmundo Villani-Côrtes: A Performance Guide Of Selected Works, Irailda Eneli Barros Silva Rodrigues

Theses and Dissertations--Music

The purpose of this study is to present a performance guide for singers on twelve selected songs in Brazilian Portuguese for voice and piano by Brazilian composer, pianist, and arranger Edmundo Villani-Côrtes (b.1930). Since 1949, Villani-Côrtes has been active in the musical scene of Brazil. He has a unique compositional style that seamlessly combines elements of both art music and popular music. Villani-Côrtes’s body of works includes over two hundred compositions for solo instrumental music, orchestral music, choral music, and art song. He has written over sixty songs in Brazilian Portuguese, including the Ciclo Cecília Meireles (1987), winner of the …


Empires Of Love: Europe, Asia, And The Making Of Early Modern Identity, Carmen Nocentelli 2012 University of New Mexico

Empires Of Love: Europe, Asia, And The Making Of Early Modern Identity, Carmen Nocentelli

Carmen Nocentelli

Winner of the 2014 MLA Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies Awarded the 2014 Roland H. Bainton Book Prize in Literature by the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference


The Gospel According To José Saramago: A Comparative Study Of Critical Reception In Portugal, United States, And Canada, Bruna Reis 2012 The University of Western Ontario

The Gospel According To José Saramago: A Comparative Study Of Critical Reception In Portugal, United States, And Canada, Bruna Reis

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Portuguese writer José Saramago (1922-2010) is well-known for controversial, challenging, and thought-provoking novels. In this study, I analyze the critical reception of his works in his home country, where The Gospel According to Jesus Christ (1991) was excluded from participation in the European Literary Prize on ideological grounds, and in the United States and Canada, where Blindness (1995) brought a wave of uniformly positive response until the publication of Cain (2010), perceived negatively as a didactic tool to convince readers of the unviability of Christianity.

This examination is framed by Iser’s theory of aesthetic response. More specifically, I focus on …


O Oceano Por Onde Passa O Navio Negreiro, Diana M. Menasche 2012 University of Massachusetts Amherst

O Oceano Por Onde Passa O Navio Negreiro, Diana M. Menasche

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

A tese apresenta uma leitura aprofundada do poema “O Navio Negreiro”, de Castro Alves, valorizando os ricos aspectos imagéticos, narrativos e sonoros presentes na obra, assim como trazendo à luz o caráter holográfico de sua estrutura. Estudam-se as metáforas empregadas, as mudanças na atitude e no posicionamento geográfico do eu-lírico, bem como os recursos estilísticos que propiciam o encantamento do falar em voz alta característico do poema, no contexto de sua organicidade.

This thesis presents an in-depth reading of the poem “O Navio Negreiro,” written by Castro Alves. It analyzes the complex metaphors, narrative strategies and sound effects employed by …


"Mapas Literarios Del Siglo De Oro". Andrés Sánchez Robayna, Ed., Literatura Y Territorio. Hacia Una Geografía De La Creación Literaria En Los Siglos De Oro. Santa Cruz De Tenerife: Academia Canaria De La Historia, 2010. 543 Pp., Almudena Vidorreta 2012 CUNY Graduate Center

"Mapas Literarios Del Siglo De Oro". Andrés Sánchez Robayna, Ed., Literatura Y Territorio. Hacia Una Geografía De La Creación Literaria En Los Siglos De Oro. Santa Cruz De Tenerife: Academia Canaria De La Historia, 2010. 543 Pp., Almudena Vidorreta

Graduate Student Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Made In India: How Meriton Latroon Became An Englishman, Carmen Nocentelli 2011 University of New Mexico

Made In India: How Meriton Latroon Became An Englishman, Carmen Nocentelli

Carmen Nocentelli

No abstract provided.


Gêneros Textuais E Práticas Discursivas Jurídicas: A Arquitetura De Uma Petição Inicial, Marcia Terezinha Jerônimo Oliveira Cruz 2010 Universidade Federal de Sergipe - Brasil

Gêneros Textuais E Práticas Discursivas Jurídicas: A Arquitetura De Uma Petição Inicial, Marcia Terezinha Jerônimo Oliveira Cruz

Marcia Terezinha Jerônimo Oliveira Cruz

O objetivo deste trabalho é analisar a Petição Inicial enquanto gênero textual. A importância do estudo se justifica no fato de a Petição Inicial se constituir na peça inaugural de toda demanda na esfera cível, de procedimento ordinário. A pesquisa baseou-se em levantamento bibliográfico composto do conceito de gênero textual proposto por Koch (2005) e Marcuschi (2008) e na concepção teórica e método sóciosemiótico de Ruqayia Hasan explicitados por Motta-Roth e Heberle (2005). Do ponto de vista jurídico, o estudo se fundamentou no Código de Processo Civil Brasileiro e na concepção de linguagem jurídica de Bittar (2006). O procedimento analítico …


Spice Race: The Island Princess And The Politics Of Transnational Appropriation, Carmen Nocentelli 2010 University of New Mexico

Spice Race: The Island Princess And The Politics Of Transnational Appropriation, Carmen Nocentelli

Carmen Nocentelli

Recent scholarship has located John Fletcher’s The Island Princess (1621) in the historical context of the early modern “spice race” but has not addressed the extent to which the intra-European tensions staged in the play also enact an international contest for symbolic and cultural resources. Taking as its starting point Fletcher’s acknowledged sources, Bartolomé Leonardo de Argensola’s Conquista de las islas Malucas (1609) and Louis Gédoyn de Bellan’s “Histoire memorable de Dias espagnol, et de Quixaire princesse de Moluques” (1615), this essay places The Island Princess in the thick of an appropriative process that moved from Portugal’s periphery to Spain, …


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