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  • Portuguese Linguistic Colonisation and Language Policy: Brazil and Mozambique, between Diversity, Inequality and Differences

    Author:Bethania Mariani

    Abstract: This article aims to discuss conceptually the distinctions between diversity, inequality and difference in relation to the Portuguese language of two nations that underwent processes of linguistic colonisation. To do so, it intends to present shifts in the meaning of the Portuguese language during the colonisation process and the post-independence process in Brazil and Mozambique.

    Column:Brazilian Literature and Culture Studies   003-013   Details

  • The Museum Brazil: Cultural Cannibalism as an Answer to the Predicaments of a Shakespearean Culture

    Author:João Cezar de Castro Rocha

    Abstract: Shakespearean cultures are the ones whose self-definition heavily relies on the determination of a foreigner’s gaze. Their self-perception originates in the gaze of an Other. Thus, in such circumstance, the centrality of the other demands the prominence of the mimetic impulse in the shaping of national identity, which cannot but evoke a paradoxical constellation, based upon a constant oscillation between the own and the foreigner. For a start, Latin American cultures emerged in the shadow of the Other, an (almost) absolute model.

    Column:Brazilian Literature and Culture Studies   014-024   Details

  • The "Cordial Man": A Latin American Concept in the Brazilian Essay

    Author:Pedro Meira Monteiro

    Abstract: This article analyzes Sérgio Buarque de Holanda’s Roots of Brazil, a seminal book in the Brazilian essayist tradition. Discussion begins with the limits of Brazil’s search for national specificity, so as to consider Brazilian cultural formation as a projection of its colonial Iberian roots. In this context, t...

    Column:Brazilian Literature and Culture Studies   025-034   Details

  • Brazilian Literary Criticism and Historiography

    Author:Roberto Acízelo de Souza, José Luís Jobim

    Abstract: In Brazil literary studies, after scant manifestations in the colonial period, represented by the activity of literary academies founded in the 18th century only really expanded in the course of the 19th century. National literary production grew in quantity and quality, as did literary studies, which, on the one hand, were demande...

    Column:Brazilian Literature and Culture Studies   035-042   Details

  • Brazilian Contemporary Poetry: An Overview

    Author:Viviana Bosi

    Abstract: Although it may seem an impossible task to offer a panorama of contemporary Brazilian poetry, we will discuss a selection of poets who possibly epitomize the most significant current trends. We start with a brief presentation of four well-regarded authors whose works represent major poetic currents: Augusto de Campos, Francisco Alvim, A...

    Column:Brazilian Literature and Culture Studies   043-060   Details

  • Omnivorous Fiction: Brazilian Novel of the Now

    Author:Miguel Sanches Neto

    Abstract: In a peripheral tradition, marked by a tradition of aesthetic delays, the novel production in Brazil uses the concept of appropriation, not of codes of great specific authors. It uses elements from several narrative genres, undoing the limits among them. Such practice gives the contemporary Brazilian novel a status of synthesis of t...

    Column:Brazilian Literature and Culture Studies   061-073   Details

  • Brazilian Left-wing Literature

    Author:Xing Fan

    Abstract: The rise and development of left-wing literature in Brazil is closely connected to the obstacles and dilemmas encountered during the evolution of its nation, and it is also inseparable from international political movements and intellectual trends. From the abolishment of slavery and collapse of empire in the nineteenth century, to the establishmen...

    Column:Brazilian Literature and Culture Studies   074-084   Details

  • A Study on Translation Technology in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: Connotation, Classification and Trends

    Author:Huashu Wang,Zhi Li

    Abstract: In the era of artificial intelligence, booming language services and state-of-the-art translation technologies have exerted profound influences on translation practice. To achieve a better understanding of translation technology, the paper first focuses on the connotation, classification and trends from the macro and micro aspects and then classifies translation technology based on automation degree, translation process, translation objects and functions. Finally, the study unveils the whole picture of translation technology by further discussing different elements within and the whole system.

    Column:AI Translation Studies   086-095   Details

  • New Perspectives of Translation Studies Against the Background of the Technological Turn

    Author:Chengzhi Zhang

    Abstract: Translation technologies are widely used in translation practice, yet they just contribute little to translation theories. This paper states the definition of the technological turn, analyses the indifference between translation technologies and translation theories, and finally explores the...

    Column:AI Translation Studies   096-103   Details

  • A Study on the Translators' Technical Practical Competence in the AI Era

    Author:Qiliang Cui

    Abstract: Translators' technical practical competence is the technical ability that translators should have when they are engaged in translation practice. The translation technology in the era of artificial intelligence (AI) has a great impact on translation work and requires translators’ ability of using technolo...

    Column:AI Translation Studies   104-110   Details

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