Open Class “Anzaldúa’s Borderlands in the Era of the Border Wall” John Patrick Leary

John Patrick Leary is associate professor of English at Wayne State University in Detroit and a Fulbright fellow in the Faculdade de Letras – 2019. He is a scholar of 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century US and Latin American culture and the cultural history of capitalism. His first book, A Cultural History of Underdevelopment: Latin America in the US Imagination (Virginia 2016) explored how of US intellectuals have imagined poverty in the Americas. His new book, Keywords: The New Language of Capitalism is a critical lexicon of the popular vocabulary of working life in the 21st century.

15 February 2019 14h, Room 8.2-FLUL

The professor is teaching this semester in the Critical Theory program at the Universidade de Lisboa, and this is the syllabus of the class

Marxism in the 21st century–a syllabus.


08.02.2019 | por martalanca | borders, capitalism, critical theory, John Patrick Leary

"Playing with Borders"



Opening Jan 14th 2011

Space A, for alternative art practice 


presents Playing with Borders

curated by Cecilia Freschini


Participating Artists: Alessia De Montis, Andreco, Daniele Girardi, Debora Vrizzi, Diego Zuelli, Elisabetta Di Sopra, Filippo Berta, Francesca Romana Pinzari, Girolamo Marri, Sabrina Muzi


Since ancient times mankind has felt the need to build and define situations and concepts in order to create clear boundaries that facilitates its perception of the surrounding world. The human condition does not seem able to conceive the phenomenal and noumenal reality without the help of proper structures, both physical and mental, that somehow impose limits on our actions and thoughts. But only by breaking down these boundaries can lead to a better understanding and expand awareness of themselves.

Therefore, every day we need to face a large number of differences: personal, social, cultural, territorial, linguistic and physical barriers, able to create well enclosed areas. However, rather than being an impediment, this kind of strain, can be a strength as this project aim to suggest combining a detailed system of references on different levels, where the individual language told us about a specific encumbrance.

Basically, these artists describe a contrast between an inner space and outer space, their incompatibility and lack of communication. They are all playing with their borders and with the concept of limit, emphasizing differentiations through a new perspective that can, actually, reveal interesting findings.





12.01.2011 | por martalanca | borders