The Last Crossing: Fernando Vendrell's O gotejar da luz and Postimperial Representation.

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  • Author(s): DE MEDEIROS, PAULO1
  • Source:
    Portuguese Studies. 2018, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p181-194. 14p.
  • Document Type:
    Article
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      history
      memory
      postcolonial film
      Postimperial
      responsibility
      filme pós-colonial
      história
      memória
      Pós-imperial
      responsabilidade
      Language of Keywords: English; Portuguese
    • Abstract:
      Fernando Vendrell's film O gotejar da luz [Light Drops] is a key work for understanding the concept of postimperial representation. Following on from other novels and films that sought to break the false opposition between History and Memory, it goes one step further, relying instead on a process of memory searching that enables the work of mourning, without which it is not really possible to advance further with freeing ourselves up from the ghosts of the imperial past. As such it also advances a form of ethical responsibility akin to that expressed by Walter Benjamin, in his sixth thesis on the concept of History, to save the dead from an ever-victorious enemy. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
    • Abstract:
      O gotejar da luz, de Fernando Vendrell, é um filme crucial para se compreender o conceito de representação pós-imperial. Na esteira de vários romances e filmes que já tinham tentado anular a falsa distinção entre Memória e História, consegue ir mais longe ao depender num processo de busca da memória sem o qual não seria possível avançar com a nossa emancipação dos fantasmas do passado imperial. Assim, o filme igualmente propõe um tipo de responsabilidade ética semelhante à já formulada por Walter Benjamin, na sua sexta tese sobre o conceito de História, sobre o dever de salvar os mortos de um inimigo que não cessa de vencer. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1University of Warwick
    • ISSN:
      0267-5315
    • Accession Number:
      10.5699/portstudies.34.2.0181
    • Accession Number:
      132179709
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      DE MEDEIROS, P. The Last Crossing: Fernando Vendrell’s O gotejar da luz and Postimperial Representation. Portuguese Studies, [s. l.], v. 34, n. 2, p. 181–194, 2018. DOI 10.5699/portstudies.34.2.0181. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hlh&AN=132179709. Acesso em: 28 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      DE MEDEIROS P. The Last Crossing: Fernando Vendrell’s O gotejar da luz and Postimperial Representation. Portuguese Studies. 2018;34(2):181-194. doi:10.5699/portstudies.34.2.0181
    • APA:
      DE MEDEIROS, P. (2018). The Last Crossing: Fernando Vendrell’s O gotejar da luz and Postimperial Representation. Portuguese Studies, 34(2), 181–194. https://doi.org/10.5699/portstudies.34.2.0181
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      DE MEDEIROS, PAULO. 2018. “The Last Crossing: Fernando Vendrell’s O Gotejar Da Luz and Postimperial Representation.” Portuguese Studies 34 (2): 181–94. doi:10.5699/portstudies.34.2.0181.
    • Harvard:
      DE MEDEIROS, P. (2018) ‘The Last Crossing: Fernando Vendrell’s O gotejar da luz and Postimperial Representation’, Portuguese Studies, 34(2), pp. 181–194. doi: 10.5699/portstudies.34.2.0181.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      DE MEDEIROS, P 2018, ‘The Last Crossing: Fernando Vendrell’s O gotejar da luz and Postimperial Representation’, Portuguese Studies, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 181–194, viewed 28 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      DE MEDEIROS, PAULO. “The Last Crossing: Fernando Vendrell’s O Gotejar Da Luz and Postimperial Representation.” Portuguese Studies, vol. 34, no. 2, July 2018, pp. 181–194. EBSCOhost, doi:10.5699/portstudies.34.2.0181.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      DE MEDEIROS, PAULO. “The Last Crossing: Fernando Vendrell’s O Gotejar Da Luz and Postimperial Representation.” Portuguese Studies 34, no. 2 (July 2018): 181–94. doi:10.5699/portstudies.34.2.0181.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      DE MEDEIROS P. The Last Crossing: Fernando Vendrell’s O gotejar da luz and Postimperial Representation. Portuguese Studies [Internet]. 2018 Jul [cited 2020 Nov 28];34(2):181–94. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hlh&AN=132179709