Navigating Islands: memory and the (de)construction of Hawaiian identity. The convergence of cultures in Kiana Davenport's 'Shark Dialogues 4 de feb. de 2015

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Navigating Islands: memory and the (de)construction of Hawaiian identity. The convergence of cultures in Kiana Davenport's 'Shark Dialogues

Over the last years, researchers’ concerns about what academic materials are indeed worthy of attention and how have been on the rise. In connection with this, the way in which we define notions such as “centre”, “periphery”, “normative” or “normal”, needs to be thoroughly addressed so as to better reflect on research practices and results nowadays. Taking into account the recent introduction of concepts like liminality, we’d like to address precisely what we understand by “liminal”. Furthermore, how do ideas of authority, usage and intention shape our conception of the aforementioned topics?

Presenta: Ana Bringas López
Profesora Filoloxía Inglesa, Universidade de Vigo
Relator/a: Ana C. Gomes da Rocha

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