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Book: ‘Narratives in Motion’ by Luís Trindade– Editor’s Note

Interwar Portugal was in many ways a microcosm of Europe’s encounter with modernity: reshaped by industrialization, urban growth, and the antagonism between liberalism and authoritarianism, it also witnessed new forms of media and mass culture that transformed daily life. This fascinating study of newspapers in 1920s Portugal explores how the new “modernist reportage” embodied the spirit of the era while mediating some of its most spectacular episodes, from political upheavals to lurid crimes of passion. In the process, Luís Trindade illuminates the twofold nature of that journalism-both historical account and material object, it epitomized a distinctly modern entanglement of narrative and event.

About the Author


Luís Trindade joined Birkbeck, University of London, in the Summer of 2007. From then on, he has been teaching several aspects of Portuguese modern culture, twentieth-century history and film. Before Birkbeck he has in Paris, France, where he was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. The project of his post-doctorate focused on the reception of structuralism in Portuguese social sciences, humanities and politics throughout the 1960s and the 1970s. Before that, he was Assistant Professor at the History Department of the New University of Lisbon, where he also did the MA and PhD. His publications are listed here.

Book Details

  • Title: Narratives in Motion: Journalism and Modernist Events in 1920s Portugal
  • Author: Luís Trindade
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • Date of Publication: June 30, 2016
  • Series: Remapping Cultural History, Book 15
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 220 pp.
  • Digital file: 3544 KB

Source: Berghahn Books

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