https://ojs.letras.up.pt/index.php/VP/issue/feed Via Panoramica: Revista de Estudos Anglo-Americanos / A Journal of Anglo-American Studies 2021-07-13T11:10:40+00:00 Márcia Lemos marciadianalemos@gmail.com Open Journal Systems <p><em>Via Panoramica: Revista de Estudos Anglo-Americanos/ A Journal of Anglo-American Studies</em> (ISSN: 1646-4728) is published by CETAPS (Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies), at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Porto. The journal, which is published twice a year, welcomes essays in Portuguese or in English, within the field of Anglo-American Studies, proposed preferentially by early-career researchers, from post-graduate students to researchers who have recently obtained their PhD degrees. <em>Via Panoramica </em>has a Scientific Committee which ensures double blind peer-review of the texts submitted for publication. </p> https://ojs.letras.up.pt/index.php/VP/article/view/10574 "darling! because my blood can sing 2021-07-01T16:00:40+00:00 Sara de Sousa jtavares@letras.up.pt <p>Como Viktor Shklovsky descreve na sua Teoria da Prosa (1929), a obra-prima de Laurence Sterne, Tristram Shandy (1767), pode invadir o mais proficiente dos leitores com uma esmagadora ―sensação de caos‖. De facto, a crítica tem discutido amplamente o seu tratamento inovador das possibilidades da ficção, no qual a linguagem como meio recebe uma proeminência inegável. Contudo, outro tópico de interesse destaca-se no património crítico de Sterne, o de um aparente antagonismo qualitativo concernindo a sexualidade e a sensibilidade: como demonstrado por numerosas recensões críticas da época, a fisicalidade é entendida como imprópria na paisagem sensível do romance. O principal intuito deste artigo é o de ponderar como práticas sexuais e expressões de sensibilidade coincidem no discurso verbal e não-verbal, formando um simbolismo conotativo inerente. Ademais, procura estabelecer conexões relevantes entre a intertextualidade múltipla do autor e o entendimento contemporâneo de dissociação anatómica, os seus efeitos sociológicos, e, sobretudo, como estes se manifestam de forma tangível na narrativa.</p> 2021-07-01T00:00:00+00:00 Direitos de Autor (c) 2021 Via Panoramica: Revista de Estudos Anglo-Americanos https://ojs.letras.up.pt/index.php/VP/article/view/10590 “Try seeing indians” 2021-07-03T16:09:15+00:00 Inês Monteiro mselas@letras.up.pt <p>O romance A Passage to India de E. M. Forster, publicado pela primeira vez em 1924, retrata as várias dinâmicas nas relações entre os membros do Raj Britânico na Índia e os membros da sociedade indiana sob governação colonial. Do início, são sublinhadas as diferenças entre os dois povos, colonizador e colonizado, sendo a desconstrução das imagens pré-concebidas constante durante a obra. Assim, empregando os conceitos da área da Imagologia de auto, hetero e meta-imagens, com particular enfoque nas definições oferecidas por Joep Leerssen destes mesmos conceitos, pretende-se reforçar a densidade do comentário social de Forster e dar uma nova perspetiva quanto à discutida classificação da obra enquanto texto apologista da estrutura colonial britânica do início do século XX.</p> 2021-07-13T00:00:00+00:00 Direitos de Autor (c) 2021 Via Panoramica: Revista de Estudos Anglo-Americanos https://ojs.letras.up.pt/index.php/VP/article/view/10626 Displacement e Interseções entre Espaço e Identidade em Voyage in the Dark, de Jean Rhys, e The Lonely Londoners, de Sam Selvon 2021-07-13T10:23:43+00:00 Mariana Batista da Cruz marciadianalemos@gmail.com <p>Both Jean Rhys‟ Voyage in the Dark and Sam Selvon‟s The Lonely Londoners articulate the experiences of exile and otherness by subverting the traditional conventions of the English novel, encoding the fractured perception of space of the postcolonial subject through an engagement with typically modernist discursive forms. This paper examines how representations of displacement in these two narratives, as both a physical and psychological phenomenon, contribute to shape the postcolonial identity of their Caribbean exiles within British society. It will do so by considering the characters‟ relationship to and movement within London‟s social spaces, as well as their subjective experience of the material and imaginary spaces between which their double consciousness is divided. The goal is to reach a better understanding of how this rootlessness unsettles collective and individual postcolonial identities and how displacement may flourish into a subversive and aesthetically productive force.</p> 2021-07-13T00:00:00+00:00 Direitos de Autor (c) 2021 Via Panoramica: Revista de Estudos Anglo-Americanos https://ojs.letras.up.pt/index.php/VP/article/view/10627 A Borrowed Place on Borrowed Time 2021-07-13T10:31:09+00:00 Ana Brígida Paiva marciadianalemos@gmail.com <p>Martin Booth‟s Music on the Bamboo Radio, published in 1997 (the year of Hong Kong‟s transfer of political sovereignty to China), is a young adult novel set during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong. The 1941-1945 Japanese occupation represents a turning point in Sino-British relations, symbolising the beginning of the end of British rule in East Asia: although Britain regained administrative powers over Hong Kong at the end of World War II, the island of Hong Kong, Kowloon peninsula and the New Territories (according to treaties signed in 1898, following China‟s defeat in the Opium Wars) were inevitably to be returned to China at the end of the 20th century. By juxtaposing these two eras, Martin Booth explores the anxieties of a falling empire, and the uncertainty towards the future of post-handover Hong Kong, through the perspective of Nicholas, a British child raised in a territory under temporary and precarious colonial rule. This article examines how the author, by setting the novel during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong, subverts colonial power structures, placing both British and Hong Kong Chinese as oppressed allies against a common enemy; and explores how post-handover anxieties are expressed through the ambivalent alignment of symbols of Japanese and British oppression, the use of metaphors of decrepitude, and representations of overt and covert forms of resistance to colonial occupation.</p> 2021-07-13T00:00:00+00:00 Direitos de Autor (c) 2021 Via Panoramica: Revista de Estudos Anglo-Americanos https://ojs.letras.up.pt/index.php/VP/article/view/10628 The Policing of Private Conscience 2021-07-13T10:41:14+00:00 Mark J. R. Wakefield marciadianalemos@gmail.com <p>The human experience is a complex and unique thing. Humankinds‟ attempt to give shape to its own perception of existence goes to the heart of the aesthetic experience but faces obstacles to its realisation. This text seeks to explore the cultural currents that interact with literary works that act as a counterweight to censorial forces which manifest themselves in many forms throughout the ages.</p> 2021-07-13T00:00:00+00:00 Direitos de Autor (c) 2021 Via Panoramica: Revista de Estudos Anglo-Americanos https://ojs.letras.up.pt/index.php/VP/article/view/10629 John Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley 2021-07-13T10:47:15+00:00 Alice Carletto marciadianalemos@gmail.com <p>The American road narrative as a genre has had little consideration in the academic context. Those narratives were most of the time studied in a fixed way, linked to spiritual and internal journeys rather than actually analyzing the relationship between humans and the space they were travelling on. Similarly, the environment had scant consideration in literary works as well as in the academic debate at least until the nineties. The aim of this article is to provide an analysis of an American road narrative through an ecocritical and space-oriented approach, trying thus to display what is the relationship between humans and the environment within this specific American genre. This will lead to new insights on aspects of mobility/movement and place/space, being the latter not only strongly linked to the American road trip, but also representing important features in American history and culture. The American road narrative chosen for this analysis is John Steinbeck‟s Travels with Charley: In Search of America (1962), the result of the author‟s travels in his own country.</p> 2021-07-13T00:00:00+00:00 Direitos de Autor (c) 2021 Via Panoramica: Revista de Estudos Anglo-Americanos https://ojs.letras.up.pt/index.php/VP/article/view/10630 Alegoria Distópica da Contemporaneidade e Biopolítica em The Childhood of Jesus (2013), de J.M. Coetzee 2021-07-13T10:52:42+00:00 Cidália Barbosa marciadianalemos@gmail.com <p>The first novel The Childhood of Jesus (2013) from the last trilogy published by JM Coetzee, followed by The Schooldays of Jesus (2016) and The Death of Jesus (2019), inaugurates a dystopian and purposefully organized ―New World‖ by creating an atmosphere of control from government institutions in this country. As a result, the narrative suggests a democracy that functions in a regulated manner and which relates in a similar way to contemporary times. The purpose of this article is to analyze how dystopia and biopolitics are present in the novel and how, based on these concepts, an allegory is made in relation to contemporaneity. It follows closely the definitions of ―dystopia‖ and ―ustopia‖ through Jacoby (2000) and Atwood (2011) and of ―biopolitics‖ through Foucalt (1979).</p> 2021-07-13T00:00:00+00:00 Direitos de Autor (c) 2021 Via Panoramica: Revista de Estudos Anglo-Americanos https://ojs.letras.up.pt/index.php/VP/article/view/10631 Refracted 2021-07-13T10:57:37+00:00 Bárbara J. Paiva marciadianalemos@gmail.com <p>From 1843 to 1872, Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon) served time, at the Kingston Penitentiary, for murdering her employer Thomas Kinnear (Paul Gross), and his housekeeper/lover, Nancy Montgomery (Anna Paquin). In 1859, a young American psychiatric doctor, Dr. Simon Jordan (Edward Holcroft), travels to Kingston, under the request of a clemency committee, to study Grace, helping her restore her lost memory of the crimes, with the purpose of writing a favourable report which would concede Grace‟s pardon. This article undertakes the examination of the television miniseries Alias Grace, based on the 1996 homonymous novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood, by focusing on the analyses of the overall series through a Freudian perspective. It will be argued that each episode is imbued of symbolism that normally escapes the understanding of the viewer. Therefore, I shall illustrate certain aspects connected with Freudian symbolism, according to film studies language, while establishing other important connections to prove the profuse presence of the male gaze and how Grace Marks, an ambivalent protagonist with a fluid personality, navigates this stereotyped 19th society dominated by patriarchal values and invested in the annihilation of the female subject.</p> 2021-07-13T00:00:00+00:00 Direitos de Autor (c) 2021 Via Panoramica: Revista de Estudos Anglo-Americanos https://ojs.letras.up.pt/index.php/VP/article/view/10632 Via Panoramica 2021-07-13T11:06:54+00:00 Márcia Lemos marciadianalemos@gmail.com Gualter Cunha gcunha@letras.up.pt <p>.</p> 2021-07-13T00:00:00+00:00 Direitos de Autor (c) 2021 Via Panoramica: Revista de Estudos Anglo-Americanos