Work


 

PUBLISHED AND UNPUBLISHED ARTICLES, ESSAYS AND DISSERTATIONS

 
IBERIA – SPAIN :

[2014] The Nation as an Imagined Community in light of Benito Pérez Galdós’s, ‘Trafalgar’.

[2014] The Function of Sculpture Amongst Religious Reformation in the Golden Age of the Spanish Empire.

[2015] Critical Review of Susan Verdi Webster’s, ‘Art and Ritual in Golden Age Spain: Sevillian Confraternities and the Processional Sculpture of Holy Week’.

[2015] The Conceptualisation and Visual Portrayal of African Slaves in Imperial Spain.

[2017] A Brief Critical Review of Foucault’s ‘Las Meninas’ Chapter in, ‘The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences’.

[2017] An Exploration of the Ways in Which the Visual Form is Deployed as an Imperial Tool of Repression and Domination in the Spanish Golden Age.

 
 
IBERIA – PORTUGAL :

[2014] Fado Under Salazar’s Estado Novo: A Brief Examination of the Salazarist Regime’s Impact on Portugal’s Urban Song and its Greatest Star.

[2015] An Annotated Bibliography on Some Works Concerning Fernando Pessoa.

[2015] Sebastianismo.

[2015] Um Resumo de um Capítulo Sobre no Expedições de Pedro Cabral e Outras Explorações Marítimas Portuguesa.

[2016] The Ideal Image of Portugal and of the Portuguese People put Forward by Portuguese Nationalism.

[2016] The Impact of the Long Authoritarian Regime of the Estado Novo on Portuguese Poetry.

[2016] Representations of Gender, Class and National Culture in João Canijo’s, ‘Ganhar a Vida’ and Ruben Alves’, ‘A Gaiola Dourada’.

[2016] Revisão do Filme ‘Amalia’, Dirigido por Carlos Coelho da Silva.

[2017] Critical Review of ‘Notas de Campo’ by Catarina Botelho.

[2017] The Portuguese Austerity Crisis: An Opportunity to Revisit the Memories of Portuguese Protest and the Carnation Revolution, in light of Joana Craveiro’s, ‘A Live/Living Museum of Small Forgotten and Unwanted Memories’.

[2018] Contemporary Portuguese Representations of Mid-Twentieth Century Rock ‘n’ Roll and Americana (Sub)Culture.[1]

[2019] The Return of Dom Sebastião?

[2020] The ‘Lusíadas’ as a Historical Document: Extracting Portugal, the Portuguese, Love and Prophecy from the Epic Poem.

 
 
LATIN AMERICA – BRAZIL :

[2014] Discussão Sobre Aécio Neves para as Eleições Presidenciais Brasileiras 2014.

[2016] Racismo no Brasil.

[2016] A Narrativa de Rodrigo em ‘A Hora da Estrela’ por Clarice Lispector.

[2016] Discussing: “The performance of brasilidade encompasses the understanding of performance as culture in action” (Bishop-Sanchez, K., 2015, p. 32).

[2016] Aesthetics of Garbage: A Critical Vantage Point in Brazilian Art and Film of Brazilian Society.

[2017] An Analysis of the Cultural Context in Which the Femme Fatale Emerges, in light of Carlos Diegues’, ‘Xica da Silva’.

[2017] Performance as Subversion of Normative Expectations of Race, Gender, Sexuality and Social Class Within a Brazilian Context.

[2017] Adesão Feminino no Espaço Colonial: Explorando o Conceito de Libertação Feminina e Ascensão Social no Representações Feminina no Cinema e Literatura.

[2018] In What Ways Are Maps Embedded in a History They Help Construct in Latin America?

[2020] Pride in: Samuel de Saboia, a ‘Black Queer Body’.

[2020] Brazil, Bolsonaro and Covid Through the Rap Music of MV Bill.

[2020] In Conversation with Carlo Alexandre: Capoeira, Music, Resistance and Change.

 
 
LATIN AMERICA – ARGENTINA :

[2015] Critical Review of Octavio Getino and Fernando Solanas’, ‘La Hora de los Hornos’.

 
 
OTHER :

[2013] The Self-Interest of Political Parties Was Mainly Responsible for the Changes in Parliamentary Representation in Britain Between 1830 and 1928.

[2013] An Analysis of an Extract of Dramatic Text: William Shakespeare’s, ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ – Act 1, Scene 3.

[2013] An Analysis of Poetry: Robert Frost’s, ‘The Road Not Taken’.

[2013] An Analysis of a Short Story: Robert Louis Stevenson’s, ‘The Body Snatcher’.

[2014] Drama and Dislocation in William Shakespeare’s, ‘The Tempest’.

[2014] To What Extent Was the Use of Terror in Soviet Russia in Aiding the Rise of Stalin, in Establishing and Consolidating the Stalinist Regime.

[2014] An Examination of Anglo-Spanish Relations and Identity, Concerning Gibraltar and the 1967 Referendum.

[2014] Within an Endemic Culture of Striving for Success and Ruthless Individualism, the Working Classes are Deemed to Fail Educationally because of Their Own Faults. Is Working Class Culture to Blame for Working Class Educational Failure?

[2014] An Exploration of the Modern Perceptions of Smoking.

[2016] How and Why Wim Wenders’, ‘The American Friend’ Explores the Relationship Between German and American Cultures.

[2016] The Satirical Function and the Epistolary Form of Defamiliarisation in Montesquieu’s, ‘Lettres Persanes’.

[2018] The Social Role of the Writer, Artist, Author in the Texts by André Breton, Roland Barthes and Michel Foucault.

[2020] A Comparative Look at Human Behaviour Through José Saramago’s ‘Blindness’ and the Covid-19 Pandemic.

[2020] Don’t Stop the Music: How Music is Adapting to the Coronavirus Lockdown.

Psychoanalytic Critical Perspective:

[2014] The Freudian Concept of the Unconscious and its Aid in Understanding Literary Texts, Using Franz Kafka’s, ‘The Metamorphosis’.

Post-Structuralist Critical Perspective:

[2015] An Account of Language that Underpins Post-Structuralist Thinking.

Marxist Critical Perspective:

[2014] The Marxist Perspective on Family.

[2015] The Communist Manifesto Discussed Both in a Political and Literary Perspective.

Post-Colonial Critical Perspective:

[2015] The Extent That Frantz Fanon is Successful in Giving a Voice to the Colonised Subject in his Text, ‘Black Skin, White Masks’.

Multiple Critical Perspectives:

[2014] Marxist and Psychoanalytical Critical Approaches on Marriage and the Passions of Jane Eyre in, ‘Jane Eyre’ and Antoinette Cosway in, ‘Wide Sargasso Sea’.

Translations:

[2017] Portuguese: Tony Cheng, BBC News Article, ‘O Sangue Colonial de Macau está a Drenar’.

 
 
 
TALKS
 
 
IBEIRA – PORTUGAL :

[2015] In What Ways do the Songs That Represented Portugal in Eurovision Song Contest Help Understand Change in Portuguese Society From 1960-1980s. (Birkbeck, University of London).

[2015] The Role of the Family in Salazarist Ideology. (Birkbeck, University of London).

[2018] Contemporary Portuguese Representations of Mid-Twentieth Century Rock ‘n’ Roll and Americana (Sub)Culture. (Birkbeck, University of London).

[2019] The Legacy of Portuguese Colonialism Through its ‘Sites of Memory’. (King’s College London).

 
 
IBEIRA – SPAIN :

[2014] An Examination of Anglo-Spanish Relations and Identity, Concerning Gibraltar and the 1967 Referendum. (Cambridge Regional College).

[2016] Still Life: Norman Bryson’s, ‘Looking at the Overlooked: Four Essays on Still Life Painting’ in the Context of the Spanish Empire. (Birkbeck, University of London).

 
 
LATIN AMERICA – BRAZIL :

[2014] Capoeira: Fight – Dance – Game. (Cambridge Regional College).

[2015] ‘Capoeira na Europa’. (Audio Recording. Birkbeck, University of London).

[2015] Processo de Construção do Berimbau. (Birkbeck, University of London).

 
 
OTHER :

[2013] A Brief Overview of the Key Events and Legislation in British Democracy 1830-1928. (Cambridge Regional College).

[2014] An Exploration of the Modern Perceptions of Smoking. (Cambridge Regional College).

[2017] A Exploração da Escravatura e o Colonialismo no Livro Nação Crioula. (Joint Discussion. Birkbeck, University of London).

 


 

Notes :

[1] This dissertation was later expanded and published in 2019 as a paperback titled, Luso-Retro: Past and Present Portuguese Representations of Mid-Twentieth Century Rock ‘n’ Roll and Americana Subculture. See ‘Books‘ for more information.