Quando o arquivo vomita Salazar: representações da mulher no cinema português contemporâneo

Translated title of the contribution: When the archive vomits Salazar: representations of women in Contemporary Portuguese film

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Abstract

Starting from the provocative Paula Rego’s painting entitled “Salazar Vomiting the Homeland”, this essay discusses some filmic representations of women during Salazar’s New State. With a view to questioning the public representations of the dictatorship, a selection of films made by contemporary Portuguese filmmakers that mobilize public and private memories and a diversity of archival materials isanalyzed. From a feminine and comparative perspective, this essay examines the epistemological gaps of the archive and reflects on how the latter, besides unveiling the intricate processes of ideological manipulation that illustrate the violence of the archive and its disciplinary power (Derrida 1995; Foucault 1972), interrogate cinema as a privileged means of formation, circulation and reconfiguration of cultural memory.
Translated title of the contributionWhen the archive vomits Salazar: representations of women in Contemporary Portuguese film
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)48-61
Number of pages14
JournalDiacritica
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2020

Keywords

  • Archive
  • Portuguese film
  • Filmic representation of women
  • Portuguese filmmakers

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