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Cooperation of Government institutions and the Walt Disney Company – the case of the Good Neighbor Policy

Date: 09.05.2019

Time: 11.30-13.00

Place: Rynek Główny 34, room 4

Organizer: Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora


Open guest lecture: Maria Jose Can

Cooperation of Government institutions and the Walt Disney Company – the case of  the Good Neighbor Policy

Maria José Canelo is assistant professor of English and American Studies at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Coimbra (UC), where she has been teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Cultural Studies, American Studies, Interamerican Studies and American Literature. She is also full researcher at the Center for Social Studies (CES–UC), where she has also been the editor of one of the online journal ecadernos CES. Her interests gather around issues of cultural citizenship, nationalism, difference, representation, visuality, literary magazines, cultural and literary studies, and interculturality. She was a Fulbright student at New York University, where she completed her doctorate in American Studies ("Carey McWilliams and the question of cultural citizenship in the 1940s"), after finishing her master’s in Anglo-American Studies at the University of Coimbra with a thesis on modernist 'little' magazines from a comparative perspective. Her latest publications include: “Nations in Review(s): modernist ‘little’ magazines and the (trans)national imagination”, Comparative Literature Studies 55.3 (2018); “Lessons in transnationalism as a framework of knowledge in the critiques of José Martí, Randolph Bourne, Herbert Bolton, and Waldo Frank” The Edge of One of Many Circles (book chapter; 2017) and “Producing Good Neighbors: Carmen Miranda’s body as spectacular pan-Americanism,” Révue Française d´Etudes Americaines 139 (2014/2).