Brasiliana: Journal for Brazilian Studies is pleased to announce this call for papers for a dossier to be published in August 2021 on the relationship between culture and politics in Brazil over the past decade (2011-2020). The period between 2011 and 2020 was marked by a number of milestone political events, such as Dilma Rousseff’s two-term administration – including the June 2013 protests and the 2016 presidential impeachment –, Michel Temer’s transitional administration, and the election of Jair Bolsonaro. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, this special issue intends to critically examine the way that relationships between culture and politics have been articulated in Brazil in connection with major national and/or global events over the past decade. The editors welcome submissions analysing such relationships within the interdisciplinary field of Brazilian studies, which is the focus of this academic journal. Topics of particular interest for this dossier are:

  • Responses to the 2016 impeachment

  • Street protests and mobilisations across the decade

  • Culture, foreign policy, and diplomacy

  • Cultural wars, censorship, and polarisation in the arts

  • Dictatorship and Democracy: post-memorial narratives and negations

  • The question of citizenship to specific social groups such as Afro-Brazilians, women,

    indigenous peoples, disabled persons, and the LGBT community

  • Culture, Politics, and Human Rights

  • Democracy and artistic representation

  • Conservatism, militarism, and the extreme right

  • The politics of culture

    We accept publications in Portuguese, English, and Spanish. Authors must adhere to the guidelines and submit texts online by the 30th April 2021.
    Submission link:

    This issue will mark the 10th anniversary of King’s Brazil Institute, and will have as guest editors Mário Augusto Medeiros da Silva (Unicamp), Daniela Vieira dos Santos (Universidade Estadual de Londrina), Sandra Assunção (Université Paris Nanterre), alongside the editor-in-chief Felipe Botelho Correa (King’s College London).

    We look forward to reading your submissions.

    Best Regards,
    Editors of Brasiliana: Journal for Brazilian Studies