Category: Linguistics, Literature And Arts

Russian Expert’s Notes on the Oeuvre of Mikhail Bakhtin

How is Bakhtin’s work studied and assessed in his homeland, Russia, nowadays? A professor from the same university where Mikhail Bakhtin also taught for several years presents us some notes raising intriguing issues related to Bakhtin’s book Problems of Dostoevsky’s Creation/Poetic, providing the reader a view of them in the Great Time. Read More →

Researching practices in literacies across languages and social domains: International Perspectives

The article introduces a thematic issue which brings together researchers from different countries who are interested in literacy processes and practices developed in and through various languages and social domains. The multiple research perspectives approached add new insights into ways of studying the multi-faceted, dynamic, complex, and discursive nature of literacy practices. Read More →

Life and affect in counterpoint to equilibrist democracies: resistance in discursive practices of contestation in times of ‘Perfect Horror’

Discourses of the extreme right, combined with neoliberal political-economic ideas, present destructive vigor to the political and ethical gains of social and identity movements constituted in the second half of the 20th century. This article highlights studies on language in action in the resistance to what the authors call ‘Perfect Horror’, a combination of Economic Horror and Sociopolitical Horror. Read More →

Linguistic Citizenship in action: struggling for rights in the Global South

Voices and agencies of transgressive bodies that question the logic of modern and colonial human flesh out linguistic citizenship, an interesting new concept to think about ways of surviving, resisting and re-existing in the Global South. Read More →

What is the interference of communication technologies in politics?

Study provides explanations for some of the perplexities that democracies in the world are facing. The U.S.A., the UK, and Brazil, for instance, have opted for leaders (like Trump and Bolsonaro) or political movements (like Brexit) that deny established models of political debate, introduce new vocabularies in politics, and promise to emulate the voice of the “people”. Read More →

Agency and Rationality as Objects of Philosophical Enquiry

MANUSCRITO brings a new selection of essays dedicated to questions about rationality and agency collecting contributions by some of the most important contemporary philosophers in the field. Many of them were first presented at a conference on the same topics held at the Center for Logic and Epistemology (CLE) of the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in June 2018. Read More →

Decolonial research methodologies on scenic arts

What search methodologies for which objects? The central issue of this article is to know, based on the idea that the methodologies we have come from a colonial matrix, how to create decolonial methodologies for non-colonial objects. How performance gets into this equation? Read More →

Dance, performance and gender

Gender is a fundamental category in art research in the contemporary world. In the same way, it is a founding element of decolonial concerns. This research will question the gender category within the performance and its crossings as an element for the deconstruction of a colonial thought. Read More →

Decolonize the curricula in scene arts

The study challenges the dance and performance curriculum in higher education. Is the curriculum a colonizer? What can a decolonial curriculum do? How to deconstruct the curriculum in arts? These are the issues discussed in the study. Read More →

The Decolonial in art research in Brazil

The discussion presented by the Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies (v.8, n.4) represents a considerable advance for the field in Brazil and abroad. The decolonial approach in research is an emerging perspective and the articles presented speak, among other things, about new methodologies, criticisms of colonial obstacles and performance analysis. Read More →