The Global Contemporary: Genealogies and Fractures

6 ECTS / Semester / English

The course aims to examine the cultural complexity of the global contemporary, its genealogies and fractures, taking into account the consequences resulting from processes of hegemonic globalization and from various conflicts that configure what Appadurai named “geography of anger” (2006). The global contemporary will be
problematized through the analysis (i) of how the phenomenon of globalization is inscribed in the project of modernity; (ii) of how globalization may be understood as one of the transforming forces of the latter; and (iii) of the potentialities of culture as an emancipatory resource of modernity and privileged tool in the configuration of a
“geography of proximity” (Derrida 2000) in the post-pandemic world.



Associate Professor with aggregation
She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from Universidade Católica Portuguesa, where she also obtained her Habilitation in Culture Studies. She coordinates…