Narratives of the Portuguese Diaspora: Life, Literature, Cinema


  • Maria Helena Padrão
  • Isabel Rio Novo
  • Célia Vieira


This project aims to understand the contexts of life of the people involved in this process (rupture, integration, opportunities, etc.) and, in parallel, study the literary and filmic fiction whose subject is the Portuguese diaspora, seeking to draw analogies and differences between the lived stories and fictional stories. Literature and film as the real modelling elements often have an anticipatory nature and therefore also instructive. "The fictional (...) works rather as a means of making imagery affordable to experience outside of their pragmatic function. The open spaces of pretence, the fictional compels the imagination to take one way, while at the same time, acts as a medium for its manifestation "(Iser, 1993).

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n19p600


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Padrão, M. H., Novo, I. R., & Vieira, C. (2014). Narratives of the Portuguese Diaspora: Life, Literature, Cinema. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 5(19), 600. Retrieved from

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