Editorial Advisory Board’s ‘Recommended Read’ – May 2018

This month, our Editorial Advisory Board member Professor Clara Sarmento has chosen her ‘Recommended Read’: one of our most exciting publications from 2017. Clara is currently the director of the Centre for Intercultural Studies of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto, where she is a Full Professor with Tenure, member of the Consulting Board, and director of the MA programs in Specialized Translation and Interpreting and in Intercultural Studies for Business. She is a world renowned expert in the fields of Anglo-American and Portuguese literature and culture, anthropology, cultural and intercultural studies, and gender studies.

We are offering all of our readers a 50% discount on Clara’s pick. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABMAY18 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 1st June 2018.

Picture of Space, Gender, and the Gaze in Literature and ArtProfessor Clara Sarmento’s ‘Recommended Read’: Space, Gender, and the Gaze in Literature and Art

Editors: Ágnes Zsófia Kovács and László B. Sári

This volume probes how space and gaze are tied in with social constructions of gender relations. It considers the gendered body, the queer gaze, the relationship between body and memory, the memory of war, monstrosity, and also domestic and hybrid spaces as key concepts.

This book compiles 14 thought-provoking essays on concepts tightly related to particular social constructions of gender and gender relations, in line with de Certeau’s groundbreaking ‘Walking in the City’ and Anzaldúa’s borderlands/fronteras. It opens up new pathways for research and analysis of the diverse intersections between female and masculine territories (both canonical and alternative), and respective hybrid spaces, which have been created by cultural, geographical and racial boundaries (among others) ranging from 18th century fiction to 21st century art. Throughout the book, space and gender are conceptualized in literature and art, and related in terms of the theories they employ or criticize. Overall, the book displays an embodied cognitive approach to multimodal narrative spatiality and temporality, offering a new conceptualization of embodiment and narrative representation. Employing a systematic queering process, fixed meanings are challenged as illusory outcomes of Foucault’s ideological mechanisms of production of truth, while readers are reminded that there are actually a multitude of alternative perspectives to be explored.” 

For further information on Professor Sarmento, please click here.

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