The Resource Seeing politics otherwise : vision in Latin American and Iberian fiction, Patrícia Vieira

Seeing politics otherwise : vision in Latin American and Iberian fiction, Patrícia Vieira

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Seeing politics otherwise : vision in Latin American and Iberian fiction
Title
Seeing politics otherwise
Title remainder
vision in Latin American and Iberian fiction
Statement of responsibility
Patrícia Vieira
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "When confronting twentieth-century political oppression and violence, writers and artists in Portugal and South America have often emphasized the complex relationship between freedom and tyranny. In Seeing Politics Otherwise, Patricia Vieira uses an interdisciplinary approach to explore the interrelation of politics and representations of vision and blindness in Latin American and Iberian literature, film, and art
  • Vieira's discussion focuses on three literary works: Graciliano Ramos's Memoirs of Prison, Ariel Dorfman's Death and the Maiden, and José Saramago's Blindness, with supplemental analyses of sculpture and film by Ana Maria Pacheco, Bruno Barreto, and Marco Bechis. These artists use metaphors of blindness to denounce the totalizing gaze of dictatorial regimes. Rather than equating blindness with deprivation, Vieira argues that shadows, blindfolds, and blindness are necessary elements for re-imagining the political world and re-acquiring a political voice. Seeing Politics Otherwise offers a compelling analysis of vision and its forcible deprivation in the context of art and political protest."--pub. desc
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NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vieira, Patricia I.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ9108
LC item number
.V54 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
University of Toronto romance series.
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  • Ramos, Graciliano
  • Saramago, José
  • Latin American fiction
  • Portuguese fiction
  • Latin American literature
  • Blindness in literature
  • Vision in literature
  • Portuguese literature
  • Motion pictures
  • Art
  • Political violence in literature
  • Blindness in motion pictures
  • Vision in motion pictures
  • Political violence in motion pictures
Label
Seeing politics otherwise : vision in Latin American and Iberian fiction, Patrícia Vieira
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Shadows of vision -- 1. At the blink of an eye : vision, ethics, and politics -- 2. Darkness and the animal in Graciliano Ramos's Memórias do cárcere (Memoirs of prison) -- 3. Twists of the blindfold in art, fiction, and film -- 4. The reason of vision : variations on subjectivity in José Saramago's Ensaio sobre a cegueira (Blindness)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 198 p.
Isbn
9781442642997
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)693658105
  • (OCoLC)693658105
Label
Seeing politics otherwise : vision in Latin American and Iberian fiction, Patrícia Vieira
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Shadows of vision -- 1. At the blink of an eye : vision, ethics, and politics -- 2. Darkness and the animal in Graciliano Ramos's Memórias do cárcere (Memoirs of prison) -- 3. Twists of the blindfold in art, fiction, and film -- 4. The reason of vision : variations on subjectivity in José Saramago's Ensaio sobre a cegueira (Blindness)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 198 p.
Isbn
9781442642997
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)693658105
  • (OCoLC)693658105

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