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Irina Ene (ILAS)

From Testimony to Memory: Gender and Racial Identity in Portuguese Women's Post-Colonial Literature and Cinema.

My research looks at the way in which literature and cinema address social, gender and racial identity in the context of post-colonial Portugal and the African independence wars. I am looking at four case studies of literary (A Arvore das Palavras by Teolinda Gersão and A Costa dos Murmurios by Lídia Jorge) and cinematographic productions (Filipa César’s documentary The Embassy and Salomé Lamas’s film Terra de Ninguém), belonging to two separate generations of women artists, and pointing out the tensions between these generations in their construction of identity.

Supervisor: Dr Luis Trindade.