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2019

Abriu 8

No 8 (2019): Rounds Around Magellan

Volume 8 of Abriu, the journal of Galician and Portuguese Studies at the University of Barcelona and the José Saramago Chair at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, opens with a monograph dedicated to “Rounds Around Magellan”. This monograph includes new approaches to Magellan navigation signed by specialists from Portugal, Chile, and United States who analyze documents, lexical issues, the travel, and the transmission of Pigafetta account from a new point of view. The “Miscellany” section includes works on Renaissance science in Portugal, masculinities in Machado de Assis’ novels, the topic of fascisms in Saramago and Javier Marías, the utopia according to Zweig in his Brazilian stay, and an approach to the archetype of the Great Goddess in Méndez Ferrín’s fiction. ABRIU launch a new section, “Open Space”, with the aim of publishing unique documents. In this number M.X. Lama rescues two lost articles attributed to Rosalía de Castro. The “Reviews” section includes notes on recent books on feminisms in Galician children’s and YA fiction, Iberian Studies, afrodescendant writer Carolina Maria de Jesus, and the Catalan translation of Fernão Mendes Pinto’s Pilgrimage.

It is published simultaneously in print and electronically, as an e-book (see Edicions de la Universitat de Barcelona). Further information: http://revistes.ub.edu/Abriu.

Cover image by (c) Isabel Soler, 2019.

Sources of support: Xunta de Galicia | Instituto Camões | Centro Cultural do Brasil em Barcelona


2018

Abriu 7

No 7 (2018): Glocal Galicia: Redefining Galician Culture in the Global Age

Volum 7 of Abriu, the journal edited by Galician and Portuguese Studies of the University of Barcelona and José Saramago Chair / CLP Instituto Camões, Autonomous University of Barcelona, opens with the monograph "Glocal Galicia: redefining Galician Culture in the Global Age", edited by José Colmeiro, in which specialists from New Zealand and United States universities have participated. The articles analyze the recent documentary production, in particular Lois Patiño’ films, the digital heritage, the disneyfication of Santiago de Compostela and the fictionalization of a queer transnational Galician identity in Mario Regueira. The "Miscellaneous" section includes studies on the Second Republic and the Spanish Civil War in the Spanish-Portuguese nationalism and in Carlos Drummond de Andrade’s poetry. It is completed with studies of the unpublished correspondence between Rafael Dieste and María Zambrano, contemporary art in a novel by Ricardo Lisias, and an approach to Emma Ríos as an author of a graphic novel. The "Reviews" section includes notes on translations from Portuguese to Catalan, the biography of Rosalía de Castro by M.X. Lama and a book by J. Colmeiro on Galician culture in globalization. It is published simultaneously in print and as an e-book. Further information: http://revistes.ub.edu/Abriu.

Cover image: "Singularity" by Alicia Martín, Cidade da Cultura de Galicia (City of the Culture of Galicia) © José Colmeiro, 2011

Sources of support: Xunta de Galicia | Centro Cultural do Brasil em Barcelona | Instituto Camões


2017

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No 6 (2017): Contemporary Brazilian Literature and Current Challenges

Volume 6 of Abriu, the journal edited by Galician and Portuguese Studies at the University of Barcelona, opens with the monograph "Contemporary Brazilian literature and current challenges", edited by Carmen Villarino, a contribution to the discussion on the profound changes that were produced in the cultural field in the beginning of 21st century. The articles analyze the roles of writers and critics, the fictional work of Marcelino Freire, André Sant’Anna’ and Marcelo Mirisola, the culture of the periphery fostered by saraus, and the internationalization of the culture through translations into English. The “Miscellaneous” section includes articles on: Silvio Santiago and censorship, Abel Neves, Elvira Riveiro, and the knowledge about cloves revealed in Garcia de Orta’s treatises. The “Reviews” section includes notes on the Estudos de literatura brasileira contemporánea’s  monograph on periferia culture, comparative gender studies, dubbing and the Spanish anthologies of Rui Knopfli’s poems and Galician poetry, respectively. 

Cover image: (CC BY-NC-ND) Abriu.

Sources of support: Xunta de Galicia | Centro Cultural do Brasil em Barcelona | Instituto Camões


2016

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No 5 (2016): The 'Livro do Desassossego' by Fernando Pessoa, challenging translators/editors

Volume 5 of Abriu, the journal edited by Galician and Portuguese Studies at the University of Barcelona, opens with the monograph "The ‘Livro do Desassossego’ by Fernando Pessoa, A Challenge for Translators/Editors)", edited by Antonio Sáez Delgado. This monograph reflects on the importance of those people often considered mere mediators –editors and translators–, but who in this case become (re)creators of a text in continual mutation, thereby updating the state of the question. The “Miscellaneous” section includes articles on feminist criticism in children’s and young adult’s literature, on the musical group Ataque Escampe, on the writer Uilcon Pereira and the favela-bairro. The “Reviews” section includes notes on “Pessoa y España” by A. Sáez, monographs on Brazilian literature by Regina Dalcastagnè and Antonio Maura, and an edition of Cunqueiro.

Cover image: (c) Pere Puig.

Sources of support: Xunta de Galicia | Centro Cultural do Brasil em Barcelona | Instituto Camões


2015

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No 4 (2015): Crevices Exposed: Blind Spots in Galician Textuality

The fourth issue of Abriu, the international scientific journal edited by Estudis Gallecs i Portuguesos, Universitat de Barcelona (Galician and Portuguese Studies, University of Barcelona), includes the monograph "Crevices Exposed: Blind Spots in Galician Textuality", edited by Olga Castro and María Liñeira. It explores the textual and symbolic nooks and crannies found in the work of Manuel Rivas, Xela Arias, Suso de Toro, and Ricard Salvat, and a case study of Luis Pimentel and the problematization of linguistic criterion. "Miscellany" collects works on Hélder Faife, Marcelo Mirisola, and João Cabral de Melo Neto. "Reviews" analyses studies on Clarice Lispector, José Saramago, and contemporary Galician identity, as well as Brazilian poetry and Verísimo’s translations. It is published simultaneously in print and electronically, as an e-book (see Publicacions i Edicions de la Universitat de Barcelona).

Cover image: "Entre físgoas". Praia do Portelo, Cervo, by (c) Olga Castro, 2015.

Sources of support: Xunta de Galicia | Centro Cultural do Brasil em Barcelona | Asociación Internacional de Estudos Galegos (AIEG)


2014

Abriu 3

No 3 (2014): Noir and Criminal: Favela Novels and Other Fractured Genres

The third issue of Abriu, the international scientific journal edited by Estudis Gallecs i Portuguesos, Universitat de Barcelona (Galician and Portuguese Studies, University of Barcelona) includes the monograph “Noir and Criminal: Favela Novels and Other Fractured Genres”, edited by Elena Losada Soler. The monograph includes studies of well-known writers of detective and noir fiction, particularly in Brazil, and also explores hybrid forms such as the “favela novel” and the crime novel as bildungsroman. The “Miscellany” section collects works on Galician women writers and feminist criticism. Critical analyses of monograph length studies on literature and translation comprise the “Reviews” section. It is published simultaneously in print and electronically, as an e-book (see Publicacions i Edicions de la Universitat de Barcelona).

Cover image: "Territórios", by (c) Marilene Ribeiro.

Sources of support: Xunta de Galicia | Centro Cultural do Brasil em Barcelona | MUNCE


2013

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No 2 (2013): Diálogos renacentistas entre Oriente y Occidente

This is the second issue of Abriu, the annual international scientific journal edited by Estudis Gallecs i Portuguesos, Universitat de Barcelona (Galician and Portuguese Studies, University of Barcelona). This issue includes a monograph on “Renaissance Dialogs between Orient and the West”, edited by Isabel Soler, on the sea voyage from the perspective of cartography, botany, philology as well as news on the reality of the voyage. The “Miscellany” section includes works on Rosalía de Castro, José Ángel Valente and Ondjaki. Critical analysis of monographic studies on literature and translation comprise the “Reviews” section. It is published simultaneously in print and electronically, as an e-book (see Publicacions i Edicions de la Universitat de Barcelona).

Cover image: "Image of The Jerónimos and Belém Tower" (adaptation), Museu Nacional do Azulejo de Lisboa.

Sources of support: Xunta de Galicia


2012

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No 1 (2012): Álvaro Cunqueiro en Cataluña

This is the inaugural issue of the annual international scientific journal edited by Estudis Gallecs i Portuguesos, Universitat de Barcelona (Galician and Portuguese Studies, University of Barcelona), and directed by Helena González Fernández. This issue includes a monograph on the relationship between the Galician writer and gourmet Álvaro Cunqueiro and Catalan culture. The sections “Miscellany” and “Reviews” include various works on Portuguese, Brasilian and Galician literature. It is published simultaneously in print and electronically, as an e-book (see Publicacions i Edicions de la Universitat de Barcelona).

Cover image: "Álvaro Cunqueiro", by (c) Siro.

Sources of support: Xunta de Galicia


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