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New Publication: Narratives in Motion - Journalism and Modernist Events in 1920s Portugal

Dr Luis Trindade, Senior Lecturer in Portuguese Studies, has just had his book on Portuguese journalism and modernism in the 1920s published by Berghahn.

New Publication: Narratives in Motion - Journalism and Modernist Events in 1920s Portugal

Dr Luis Trindade, Senior Lecturer in Portuguese Studies, has just had his book on Portuguese journalism and modernism in the 1920s published by Berghahn.

Publisher's description: Interwar Portugal was in many ways a microcosm of Europe’s encounter with modernity: reshaped by industrialization, urban growth, and the antagonism between liberalism and authoritarianism, it also witnessed new forms of media and mass culture that transformed daily life. This fascinating study of newspapers in 1920s Portugal explores how the new “modernist reportage” embodied the spirit of the era while mediating some of its most spectacular episodes, from political upheavals to lurid crimes of passion. In the process, Luís Trindade illuminates the twofold nature of that journalism—both historical account and material object, it epitomized a distinctly modern entanglement of narrative and event. See the full details here.

“This is an outstanding book and a superlative example of cultural studies done at its best. Luís Trindade develops a sophisticated argument with a clarity of expression that makes this one of the most important works in the field to date.” · Phillip Rothwell, University of Oxford

“By treating journalistic narratives as objects of representation in which discourse and the material world coincide, Trindade offers a new window into modernizing societies. His book is clearly written, thoroughly researched, and persuasive.” · Ellen Sapega, University of Wisconsin

Dr Trindade teaches on the BA in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies and the MA in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American cultures.

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