Jessica Falconi is a panelist in a webinar on the book The Colonial Periodical Press in the Indian and Pacific Ocean Regions
The researcher and Sub-Director of CEsA, Professor Jessica Falconi, will participate as a panelist in the 2023-2024 Webinar Cycle, on November 23rd, at 2.30 pm (UTC+0) (Zoom link: https://videoconf-colibri.zoom.us/j/6604887674#success), to talk about the book The Colonial Periodical Press in the Indian and Pacific Ocean Regions, from the Routledge Studies in Cultural History series. The book was co-edited by Jessica Falconi, Sandra Ataíde Lobo, Remy Dias, and Dave A. Smith, and published in 2023 (available here). The issue is dedicated to clarifying the crucial role of the periodical press in the advance of colonial print cultures and public debates in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
The Webinar Cycle is held by GIEIPC-IP – International Group for Studies of Colonial Periodical Press of the Portuguese Empire.
Abstract – The Colonial Periodical Press in the Indian and Pacific Ocean Regions
The Colonial Periodical Press in the Indian and Pacific Ocean Regions is a venture of the International Group for Studies of Colonial Periodical Press of the Portuguese Empire (IGSCP-PE), which also invests in comparative studies and conceptual discussions. Moving around urban shores of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, it approaches the crucial role of periodical press in the development of colonial print cultures and public debates in these regions. By being mostly focused on press from spaces and peoples under the domain of the Portuguese Empire, it addresses a bibliographical gap in international discussions moved by the field. The outcome reflects an investment in offering decentred and de-nationalized approaches to the colonial print cultures and press histories under study, working as a platform for regional dialogues and comparative perspectives. The studies presented allow a better understanding of transits and connections of both an imperial and a trans-imperial nature, contributing to the consolidation of comparative approaches in the studies of European empires and colonialisms.
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Jessica Falconi is Sub-Director of CEsA (2023-2025 Term). PhD in Iberian Studies at University of Naples “L’Orientale”. Her dissertation was about representation of national identity in mozambican poetry and was published in Italy in 2008. Between 2007 and 2013 she was lecturer at the same university in Portuguese and Brazilian Literature, and Portuguese Language and Translation. In 2017 she concluded her post-doctoral fellowship funded by FCT at the Center for African, Asian and Latin American Studies (CEsA/CSG/ISEG/ULisboa). She is Visiting Professor at Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona and coordinator of the Portuguese Language Center/IP Camões. She has published various articles in international journals and was co-editor of a book of interviews with Angolan and Mozambican writers. She is member of the team of the NILUS Project (CESA/FCT), Narratives of the Indian Ocean in the Lusophone Space.
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