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About Patrícia Vieira

Patrícia Vieira is Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Comparative Literature, and Film and Media Studies and Associate Research Professor at the Center for Social Studies (CES) of the University of Coimbra. She is the author of “Seeing Politics Otherwise: Vision in Latin American and Iberian Fiction”, “Portuguese Film 1930-1960: The Staging of the New State Regime” and co-editor of “Existential Utopia: New Perspectives on Utopian Thought", among other publications. She can be reached at: pilmvieira@gmail.com.
Latest Posts | By Patrícia Vieira
Is Ours a Post-Utopia World?
10 months ago

Is Ours a Post-Utopia World?

It is five hundred years since Thomas More published his book Utopia in Leuven, Belgium, under the patronage of his fellow humanist Erasmus. The text is a fictional account of …
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Politicizing Plants
2 years ago

Politicizing Plants

ARISTOTLE’S FOUNDATIONAL DEFINITION of the human being as a “political animal” [zōon politikon] in his Politics proscribed, in one broad stroke, all other living entities from the complex realm of …
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Freedom and the Refugees
2 years ago

Freedom and the Refugees

LIBERTY is arguably the bedrock of modern, Western-style democracies. From the French Revolution’s trinity “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity,” the last term echoes nowadays as a quaint, out-of-the-grandma’s-closet reverie. Equality fares a bit …
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Is Existentialism a Posthumanism?
2 years ago

Is Existentialism a Posthumanism?

IT HAS NOW BEEN 70 years, almost to the date (October 29, 1945), since Jean-Paul Sartre gave his famous talk “Existentialism is a Humanism,” published as a book a short time …
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The End of Democratic Europe
2 years ago

The End of Democratic Europe

This article was co-authored by Patrícia Vieira and Michael Marder.

The opposition of the Eurogroup to the Greek government’s plans to hold a referendum on July 5 on the proposals …
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Is the Anthropocene Upon Us?
2 years ago

Is the Anthropocene Upon Us?

We are told that we now live in the Anthropocene, a new geological age marked by human beings’ lasting influence on planet earth. In fact, the Anthropocene has become somewhat …
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