© 2014

Gender, Empire, and Postcolony

Luso-Afro-Brazilian Intersections

  • Editors
  • Hilary Owen
  • Anna M. Klobucka

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Anna M. Klobucka, Hilary Owen
      Pages 1-16
  3. Lusotropicalist Affect and Anti-Imperial Ethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Leela Gandhi
      Pages 19-31
    3. Anna M. Klobucka
      Pages 33-47
    4. Ana Paula Ferreira
      Pages 49-68
  4. Empire of the Lenses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Patrícia Vieira
      Pages 71-85
    3. Hilary Owen
      Pages 111-124
  5. Postcoloniality and Gender Politics in Visual Arts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Kimberly Cleveland
      Pages 127-140
    3. Memory Holloway
      Pages 141-157
    4. Elise M. Dietrich
      Pages 159-172
  6. Heroes,Antiheroes,and the Myth of Power

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Maria Tavares
      Pages 175-190
    3. M. Irene Ramalho Santos
      Pages 191-202
    4. Steven Gonzagowski
      Pages 203-218
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 219-229

About this book


Analyzing a wide body of cultural texts, including literature, film, and other visual arts, Gender, Empire, and Postcolony: Luso-Afro-Brazilian Intersections is a diverse collection of essays on gender in Portuguese colonialism and Lusophone postcolonialism.

About the authors

Leela Gandhi, University of Chicago, USA Ana Paula Ferreira, University of Minnesota, USA Patrícia Vieira, Georgetown University, USA Mark Sabine, University of Nottingham, UK Kimberly Cleveland, Georgia State University, USA Memory Holloway, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA Elise Dietrich, United States Military Academy, USA Maria Tavares, University of Macau, Macau Maria Irene Ramalho, University of Coimbra, Portugal Steven Gonzagowski, Dartmouth College, USA

Bibliographic information


"Gender, Empire, and Postcolony is an outstanding collection of essays written by many prominent figures in the field of Lusophone Studies. It centers on cultural production in the realms of literature, cinema, painting, photography, sculpture, and comic books that highlights complex gendered dynamics operating at various junctures throughout the history of the Portuguese empire, as well as in its aftermath in Portugal, Mozambique, and Brazil. While individual essays are theoretically sophisticated, the volume as a whole opens new and exciting avenues of inquiry that will shape the field for years to come." - Fernando Arenas, Professor of Lusophone African, Portuguese, and Brazilian Studies, University of Michigan, USA