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Conferência sobre Jane Austen em Dezembro: chamada de artigos até 23 de Julho

(https://ceccucp.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/conferencia-sobre-jane-austen-em-dezembro-chamada-de-artigos-ate-23-de-julho)

 

Jane Austen Superstar.

Readership, Translation & Criticism in the 21st century

11-12 December 2017
Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Lisbon)

 

2017 marks two centuries since the death of Jane Austen in July 18, 1817. Two hundred years after her premature death, the English writer has never been more famous: from movies to tote bags, from mugs to rewritings of various sorts (sequels, guides to dating, adaptations to modern-day circumstances, biographies and fictional biographies, and, of course, translations), her work has invaded and pervaded contemporary imagination.

As Virginia Woolf famously put it, ‘[h]ere was a woman about the year 1800 writing without hate, without bitterness, without fear, without protest, without preaching’ (Woolf, 2008: 88). This apparently unassuming woman penned six powerful novels that have changed the world. Seen by some as an unwitting precursor to the women’s rights movements, read by others as a conservative author, Austen never ceases to baffle the contemporary reader, writer and critic alike: is she a ‘secret radical’, as Helena Kelly suggests (2006), or is she apolitical and / or a middle-of-the-road author? Is she an author who writes about trifles or does she, as Woolf surmised in 1925, stimulate ‘us to supply what is not there’? Woolf further adds that ‘[w]hat she offers is, apparently, a trifle, yet is composed of something that expands in the reader’s mind and endows with the most enduring form of life scenes which are outwardly trivial.’

The conference would like to celebrate Jane Austen’s life and work by discussing (a) how her books form part of the contemporary experience of love, gender, family, social and pecuniary relations and (b) how her writing style, her silences as well as her favourite topics, and her language have shaped modern-day literature, both in the UK and abroad.

In a nutshell, the conference aims to discuss both the author’s rootedness in the late 18th and early 19thcenturies, her authorial longevity and acumen, and her to some extent intriguing pop star fame in the last 20 years, proving indeed that ‘[h]er legacy is not a piece of reportage from the society of a particular past, but a wise and compelling exploration of human nature’ (Shields, 2001: 170).

Papers on the following topics are welcome:

Authorship and (in)visibility

Austen and feminism

Jane goes to Hollywood

Austen and TV adaptations

Austen as a popular icon (fashion, books, visual icon, and other memorabilia)

Austen’s critical fortune

Austen and (the absence) of history

Austen and / in the great tradition

Masculinities & the economics of power

Jane and mothers

Austen and the social value of gossip

Flattery in Jane Austen

Jane in translation / Translating Austen

Places in Austen

Austen and politics

‘Janeitism’: from fandom to commodification

Invited keynote speakers [to be confirmed]:

Kathryn Sutherland (University of Oxford)

Helena Kelly (Mansfield College, Oxford)

Álvaro Pina (University of Lisbon)

 

Organising Committee:

Alexandra Lopes

Rita Bueno Maia

Maria Sequeira Mendes

 

Scientific Committee:

Adriana Martins (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)

Alexandra Lopes (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)

João Ferreira Duarte (University of Lisbon)

Jorge Vaz de Carvalho (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)

Maria Sequeira Mendes (Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema)

Rita Bueno Maia (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)

Rogério Miguel Puga (New University of Lisbon)

Teresa Casal (University of Lisbon)

The conference languages are English and Portuguese. Speakers should prepare for a 20-minute presentation followed by questions. Please send a 250-word abstract, as well as a brief biographical note (100 words) to austensuperstar@gmail.com by July 23, 2017.

Proposals should list the paper title, name, institutional affiliation, and contact details. Notification of abstract acceptance or rejection will take place by September 4, 2017.

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Invisible Republic: Music, Lettrism, Avant-Gardes

International Conference on Music, Avant-Gardes and Counterculture

(https://invisiblerepublic.info/)

October 25-27

Venue: University of Lisbon/School of Arts and Humanities and Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT)

Conference organized by: Anabela Duarte (ULisboa) and Andrew Hussey (ULondon)

Organizing Entities: University of Lisbon, ULICES and University of London, SAS, CPS

Keynote Speakers: Frédéric Acquaviva, experimental composer and curator (FR), Kaira Cabañas, Associate Professor in Global Modern and Contemporary Art History at the University of Florida (US), Clinton Heylin, Music and Pop Culture Historian (GB), Bronac Ferran, writer and curator at the University of London (GB), Kevin Repp, Professor and Curator at the Beinecke Library, Yale University (US), Andrew Hussey, Professor of Cultural History at the University of London

In Invisible Republic: Bob Dylan’s Basement Tapes (1997), Greil Marcus charts a countercultural sound map, a kind of laboratory where a new language is being forged. This is where, Marcus argues, we can locate the true voice of the century, a new consciousness, the alchemy of an undiscovered country. From this starting-point, we propose a journey into the tangled relationship between music, the avant-gardes and counterculture.

In 1942, Isidore Isou, a Jew from Romania, created in Bucharest an artistic and cultural trend that claimed for a “new republic” of letters. He brought it to Paris in 1945, and this became “Lettrism”, one of the most inventive but also one of the most unknown movements of the post-war avant-gardes. In 1947, he published a manifesto, an introduction to a new poetry and a new music that set forth Lettrism as a general movement of creation, a poetry liberated from words and syntax, and a number of propositions that constitute a fundamental historical link between the modern and the contemporary.

Lettrism, it has been argued, was the progenitor of future upheavals and revolts, such as May ‘68, Punk, Situationism, Fluxus, among others. Music and sound, in this context, are powerful instruments of destruction and/or reconfiguration of language and the Arts. The connection between writing and auditory experience becomes the experience itself – back to Dylan: the lab of the basement tapes.

In diagrammatic opposition – literally on the other side of the ocean – in the 1960s, another counterculture was getting under way. From Bucharest to Paris, London to New York, Paris to Brasil, Cuba or Chile, to name just a few, the same urge for the unknown, for destruction and anti-art poetics emerged almost simultaneously in every field.

The present conference aims at exploring and bringing to the fore the “invisible republics” of culture, the ephemeral, the suppressed, the unconformity of artistic and political undercurrents. Above all, it asks how these separate geographical territories speak to each other, and how this might reshape our historical understanding of European and American modernity.

We encourage contributions from scholars and artists of different fields, interdisciplinary work, and welcome suggestions for papers, panels, and multimedia proposals.

Abstracts of 300 words for individual papers of twenty-minute duration. Please include the full title of your paper, name, institutional affiliation, AV requirements, contact information (postal address and e-mail address) and a bionote (max. 100 words).

Panels of three speakers plus a chairperson. Please include a brief description of the panel (300 words) and a 300-word abstract and a bionote for each speaker (max. 100 words each).

Working Languages: Portuguese and English

The Conference is hosted by the American Studies Research Group of the University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (ULICES/CEAUL), Portugal, in collaboration with the Centre for Postcolonial Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London.

FOCUS THEMES

Decentering the Avant-Gardes

The possible significance of the fact that Tristan Tzara and other Dadaists, leading Surrealists and Isidore Isou were from Eastern Europe. What can this tell us about “Western” modernity, cultural dissonances and the Post-Colonial world.

Music/Sound/Soundscape and Literature

Bob Dylan and the Subterranean America, Sound-Art, Sound Poetry, Physical Poetry, The Aesthetics of Noise.

Politics and Aesthetics of Invisibility

Representations of the withdrawn, haunting absences, masks and camouflaging, minorisation, détournement, dissolution, discrepancy, interruption, the invisible, the repressed.

Transatlantic Avant-Gardes and Counterculture

New York Dada, Black Mountain College, Beat Generation, Language Poets, Concretism,   Latin-American Authors, Modern Hurufiyya, Youth Underground, Diggers’ legacy.

Avant-Gardes Revisited

Dadaism, Surrealism, Ultra-Lettrism, Schematism, Situationism, Punk, Fluxus, Russian Ego-Futurism, Constructivism, Italian Futurism, Portuguese Avant-Gardes.

Politics and Poetics of Difference

Erotic Studies, Pedagogics of Art, Insurrectional Romanticism, Anti-psychiatry, Antonin Artaud.

New Poetic Languages, Cinema and Technology

Bio Art, Bio Poetry, Remediation, Postmodern Multimedia Avant-Garde Creativity, Lettrist Cinema, American Experimental Film.

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Adress abstracts and inquiries by email to:
Dr. Anabela Duarte

University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (ULICES)
Alameda da Universidade
Faculdade de Letras
1600-214 Lisboa
Portugal

E-mail: invisiblerepubliconference@gmail.com
Tel: (00351) 21 792 00 92

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS

Deadline for submission of abstracts:
1st CFP: April 30, 2017.
2nd CFP: May 25, 2017.
Pre-notification of acceptance or rejection of abstracts: May 30, 2017.

Full paper for the Conference International Book Publication
(only for the full papers accepted)
Deadline for the submission: April, 2018.
Pre-notification of acceptance or rejection of full papers: May, 2018.
Publication: November, 2018

 

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Representations of Home Symposium 2017

(https://representationsofhome.wordpress.com/)

REPRESENTATIONS OF HOME 2
Conflict and/or (Be)longing: Thinking with Stories and Images
Venue: School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon, 16-17 November 2017

 

People not only think about stories; far more consequentially, people think with stories.
Arthur W. Frank, Letting Stories Breathe: A Socio-Narratology, 2010: 47.

The idea of home was something they lived so completely that they would have been at a loss to
define it. But they would have known to be inadequate phrases such as: ‘It’s where you’re from,’
‘It’s the place you live,’ ‘It’s where your family are.’
Deirdre Madden, One by One in the Darkness, 1996: 75.

In a world deeply marked by conflicts, persecutions, and scarce and/or poorly distributed resources, where some are driven out of their homes by war and poverty, while others feel that their (national) homes and ways of living are under threat, it is important to reflect about the notions of home that underpin personal and communal behaviour.

This conference focuses on representations of home in literature and the visual arts as the site where dynamics of conflict and/or (be)longing are played out. Home, particularly the imagined home, is a quintessential space of refuge from an external, unknown and
potentially threatening, but also enticing, world. In Classical as in religious texts, home is
both a place of departure and of quest and arrival, and throughout history the longing for home has persisted in the midst of the recurring challenges of belonging. Conflict has
also elicited concerted efforts to find viable frameworks for coexistence, as epitomized by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), in the wake of the Second World
War, or the Paris Agreement on Climate Change (2016), in response to current concerns
about our collective home.

If homes are often sites of tension and conflict, to what extent does the imagined home
shape, and to what extent is it shaped by, our experience of homes?

We invite contributions that reflect on representations in literature and the visual arts of
the experience of home, the longing for home and the challenges of belonging. Topics addressed may include but are not limited to:

• Home as a space of conflict and/or reconciliation;
• The challenges of (non)belonging;
• Home, community and the representation of gender identity;
• Longing for home and utopia;
• Home and exile;
• Home as refuge / seeking refuge from home;
• Home as prison / home at war;
• Home and trauma;
• Home and family;
• Home and nation;
• Home and language;
• Home and cosmopolitanism;
• Glocal homes / identities;
• Home and nature;
• Home and memory;
• Home and spirituality;
• Home and creativity;
• Home, objects and affect;
• Home and myth;
• Home in folktales and fairy tales.

Keynote speakers:

Rhian Atkin (Cardiff University, UK)

Simone Lazaroo (Murdoch University, Australia) (tbc)

Lee Maracle (University of Toronto, Canada)

José Pedro Serra (University of Lisbon, Portugal)

The conference language is English. Speakers should prepare for a 15-minute
presentation followed by questions. Please send a 250-word abstract, as well as a brief
biographical note (100 words) to rephome@letras.ulisboa.pt by the 15th May 2017.

Proposals should list the paper title, name, institutional affiliation, and contact details.
You will receive notification of abstract acceptance or rejection by the 30th June.
Fees: € 100
Early bird (by 8 September) — € 80
Students (ID required) — € 40
Attendants without presentation who wish to avail of conference documentation — € 15
The registration fee includes coffee breaks and conference documentation.

Details about payment will be provided in due course.

Organising Committee:
Teresa Casal
Ana Cristina Mendes
Ana Raquel Fernandes
Jean Page
Margarida Pereira Martins
Maria Luísa Falcão
Mariana Pires
Marjike Boucherie
Mary Fowke
Paula Horta
Sara Paiva Henriques
Zuzanna Sanches

Scientific Committee:
Teresa Casal
Ana Cristina Mendes
Ana Raquel Fernandes
Isabel Alves
José Pedro Serra
Margarida Pereira Martins
Marjike Boucherie
Maria de Jesus C. Relvas
Paula Horta
Zuzanna Sanches

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10th Colloquium on Translation Studies in Portugal 20-21 July 2017

“Translating Fear”

Call for Papers

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International Conference

Moving texts: mediations and transculturations

12-14 July 2017

Complexo Pedagógico – Universidade de Aveiro

Portugal

Dear Colleague,

we are pleased to announce that we have decided to extend the deadline for submission of Abstracts for the International Conference Moving texts: mediations and transculturations until 31 March 2017. We would be grateful if you could circulate this new deadline among your academic contacts.

 

Deadline for Proposal Submission:  31 March 2017

Notification of acceptance: 14 April 2017

Deadline for Payment: 21 April 2017

 

Keynote Speakers

Alfonso de Toro (Leipzig University – Germany)

Jan Blommaert (Tilburg University – Netherlands)

Juliane House (Hamburg University – Germany)

Lars Jensen (Roskilde University – Denmark)

 

Please go to http://cllc.web.ua.pt/pm/?q=en/node/116 for further information.

For further questions, please contact us by the e-mail dlc-movingtexts@ua.pt

A selection of papers chosen by the Scientific Committee will be published.
With best wishes, the Organizing Committee

 

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38th APEAA Conference (Universidade do Minho)

http://cehum.ilch.uminho.pt/apeaa

 

 

Call for Papers

The University of Minho, through its Department of English and North-American Studies (DEINA), is pleased to announce the 38th Conference of the Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies,
which will take place in Braga, between 27 and 29 April 2017. Following
the format that was introduced in 2016, it is now opening its call for
papers and panels in a range of subjects in Anglo-American studies.

We look forward to receiving paper and panel proposals in the
academic areas which are currently part of Anglo-American Studies,
including (but not restricted to): Literary Studies, Cultural Studies,
Post-colonial Studies, Performance, Film and Theatre studies, Gender and
Sexuality studies, Translation Studies, Linguistics, Discourse
Analysis, Language teaching and methodology, Multilingualism. Proposals
for panels, put together around a common theme or research domain, are
particularly welcome. We also welcome papers and panels on other
Anglophone studies, such as Canadian, Irish, Scottish, etc.

If you are interested in any of the following thematic panels, we
invite you to send your proposals mentioning the panel you would like to
be included in:

 

“Outcasting in a digital world: Cultural and linguistic
constructions of exclusion in Internet discourse” (coord. Isabel
Ermida, UMinho, and Iolanda Ramos, UNova)

“Romanticism, 200 Years Later”: Debating the Romantics in the 21st Century (coord. Paula Guimarães)

“A labour of some kind of love”: The dynamics of
translation in and between cultures (coord. Fernando F. Alves, Filomena
Louro and Amélia Carvalho, UMinho)

Adapting the Classics: Film, TV and other screen adaptations (coord. Margarida Esteves Pereira)

Getting away with the unsaid: The pragmatics of
allusion and implicature in newspaper and advertising discourse (coord.
Isabel Ermida, UMinho, and Elsa Simões, UFP)

Henry D. Thoreau and Ecocriticism in 19th and 20th centuries (coord. Jaime Costa, UMinho and Carlos Azevedo, FLUP)

Hidden Irish Histories: Alternative or marginalized
histories of women, protestants, gay and lesbian, tinkers, migrants.
Celebration, denigration and erasure (coord. Filomena Louro, UMinho e
Adriana Bebiano, FLUC)

Philanthropy in the Long Nineteenth Century (coord. Joanne Paisana, UMinho)

Queer crossings: transgressing boundaries of sexuality,
gender and ethnicity (coord. Francesca Rayner, UMinho, and Ana
Carvalho, UMinho)
Transnational Feminism, Gender and the Arts (coord. Ana Gabriela Macedo, UMinho)

Abstracts of 250 words in English or in Portuguese should include
name of the speaker institutional affiliation and position, full title
of paper, format and a short biographical note and contact details
should be sent to the conference email: apeaa2017@ilch.uminho.pt
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37th APEAA Conference, 21-23 March 2016
(FCSH-Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

GUEST WRITER

– MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM (Author, Yale University)

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

– CARLOS CEIA (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
– HUGH STEVENS (University College London)
– ROB CORBER ( Trinity College, Connecticut)
– RUI CARVALHO HOMEM (Universidade do Porto)
– SANTANU DAS (Kings College, London)
– TERESA PINTO COELHO (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

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CFP: International Conference ‘In Rememberance of the Great War: Re-working Myths’
Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa
13-14 Oct. 2016
Please see here

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Call For Papers OP.CIT. 2016
2nd Series, Nº 5: 2016
CALL FOR PAPERS – OPEN

Op.cit: A Journal of Anglo-American Studies (the Journal of APEAA – Associação Portuguesa de Estudos Anglo-Americanos / Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies) is now calling for papers for its next issue, 2nd Series, Volume 5, which will be published in 2016.
Please see here

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37th APEAA CONFERENCE
21, 22, 23 March, 2016

Universidade NOVA, Lisbon

The 37th Conference of the Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies inaugurates a new format in 2016, moving away from the themed paradigm to highlight the range and diversity of British and American studies current research. Papers and panel proposals are welcomed on any subject that falls under the remit of the two academic areas, and a variety of presentation styles, from the traditional panel sessions to roundtables and workshops and posters are encouraged. Proposals for panels, put together around a common theme or research domain are particularly welcome.
Please view the CFP at the conference website, here.

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“On the Periphery of the Great War”
International Conference

1-2 Oct 2015
University of Aveiro
Deadline for abstract submission: 31 July, 2015
More info here.


ESSE-13

Galway-2016
22-26 Aug

 

 

Deadline for seminar proposals: 15 May 2015.
Check the conference website.

EAAS-2016
22-25 April
Constanta, Romania
Deadline for seminar proposals: 15 July 2015.

Check the conference website.


 

 

RECENT EVENTS:

 

 

TRANSCULTURAL AMNESIA:
Mapping Displaced Memories
16-18 April, 2015
CEHUM – University of Minho

Detailed info here.


NATURALLY EMERSON:
Creative Reading, Self-Reliance and Cultural Agency 

16-18 April, 2015
CEAUL – University of Lisbon

More information here.

 

 


 

36th APEAA CONFERENCE

(Re)Shaping the Humanities: New Forms of Representation, New Ways of Reading

26-27-28 March, 2015
UTAD, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

The 36th Meeting of the APEAA took place at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), in Vila Real, on 26-28 March, 2015. The APEAA congratulates the Organizing Committee on a fantastic conference. Thank you for all your hospitality and hard work!

Please visit the conference website for a glimpse of the programme and look up the conference photos here.

VICTORIANS LIKE US. 
The Victorian Household: Power, Policies, Practices.
2nd International Conference
26-29 Nov, 2014
University of Lisbon
 

 

 

Detailed information here.

HOME RULE, GREAT WAR: Fulfilment and Disaster in the Irish Imagination

An international symposium
21 Nov, 2014
University of Porto
Please look up the programme here.

WORLDS MADE OF HEROES
On the 60th anniversary of the publication of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring

6-7 Nov, 2014
University of Porto

Please look up more info on the conference website, here.

 


 

ESSE – 2014
Aug 29 – Sep 2
Kosice, Slovakia
 
 
The biennial meeting of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE) took place in Kosice, Slovakia, on 29 Aug – 2 Sep, 2014.
More information here.

Youth in/and Literature and Society
International Conference
9-11 July, 2014

New University of Lisbon
More info here.
 

INTERNET LANGUAGE: 
COMMUNICATING IN A GLOBAL WORLD
International conference
27 June, 2014
University of Minho, Braga
 
Detailed information here.

 

 

Interventions: Private Voices and Public Spaces –
2nd International Graduate Conference in English and American Studies 

May 2-3, 2014
University of Coimbra
More info is available here.

 

 

 

 

35th APEAA CONFERENCE

 

Diversities? Inequalities? Challenges in the Construction of an Inclusive Society
10-11 April, 2014
University of the Algarve
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 35th meeting of the APEAA took place at the University of the Algarve, in Faro, on 10-11 April, 2014. On behalf of the APEAA, we would like to thank the Organizing Committee for their hard work in preparing a very exciting programme. The c

hallenges of m

ulticultural and intercultural relationships

 were the general topic which prompted lively discussions. The keynote speakers were

James A. Banks (Univ. Washington – Seattle, USA), Barbara Bagilhole (Loughborough University, UK), Mário Jorge Torres (University of Lisbon), and John Naysmith (University of Portsmouth, UK).

 

 

 

 


 

CROSS-LANGUAGE SPEECH PERCEPTION – International Workshop
30-31 Jan, 2014
University of Minho

 

 

More info: please visit the workshop’s website.

Screening English Classics: Methods and Strategies in Film Adaptation
Feb. 26-27, 2014
Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon
More information can be found at the conference website.

VERSION, SUBVERSION: 
Translation, the canon and its discontents – an international conference on literary translation
12-14 Dec, 2013 – CETAPS, University of Porto
Keynote speakers:
Theo Hermans (University College London)

David Johnston (Queen’s University Belfast)


“Arab Spring or Autumn: The Evolution of the Arab Awakening”
A lecture by Prof. George Joffé
(University of Cambridge, UK)
10 Dec, 2013 – University of Minho, Braga

 


 

DARK FUTURES IN PROJECTION

 

On the 60th Anniversary of the Publication of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451″

 

14-15 Nov. 2013 – University of Porto

 

 

 

 


 

SUMMER SCHOOL OF LINGUISTICS 2013

“Corpus Linguistics and Natural Language Processing”

9-12 Sep, 2013 – University of Minho
More information here.

 

 


 

Neither Here nor There, Yet Both: International Conference on the Luso-American Experience
11-13 July 2013 – FLUL & NOVA, Lisbon

 

 

More information here.

 

ET1 – ULICES Conference on Translation Studies
10-11 July 2013, Faculty of Letters – Lisbon
 

 

More information here.

 

 


 

34th APEAA MEETING – 2013
“Academy as Community:
English and American Studies in Portugal and Europe”
 
The 34th meeting of the APEAA took place at FLUL – Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon – on 9-10 May, 2013. On behalf of the APEAA, we would like to congratulate the Organizing Committee on an excellent conference, which approached a key topic to the present-day concerns of our association, “Academy as Community”. 

 

 

 

 

 


 

“Seems like the funky days, they’re back again” – 1960’s fashion and subcontinental politics in the 21st century
9 April 2013, University of Minho – Braga
A talk by John Hutnyk (Goldsmiths College, London University), guest speaker at the 12th “Jornadas de Inglês – The 60’s: Breaking the Rules”, at the University of Minho, on 9-10 April 2013.
 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Science Fiction and Fantasy International Conference II

27-30 Nov, 2012 – University of Lisbon

 

After the success of the first Conference “Messengers from the Stars”, organized in 2010, we announce a second conference dedicated to this subject. The several fields through which this genre has spread – literature, cinema and other art forms – raise unique theoretical, aesthetical, ethical, ideological and social issues, which justify this second event.

 

More info at: http://mensageirosdasestrelas.jimdo.com/

 

 

 


 

 

TEFL – 4th International Conference on Teaching English as a Foreign Language

23-24 November, 2012 – New University of Lisbon

The full programme with abstracts and details can be found here.

 

 


 

 

INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE CONFERENCE
“Discourses that matter: Contemporary Approaches to English and American Studies”
22-23 Nov, 2012 – University of Coimbra

In a time of crisis such as our own, marked by anxieties over war, terrorism, and the economy, we are however forced to ask: how do English and American Studies matter in our particular context? As critical discourses, what power do they own? In what ways can our scholarly discourses cope with the present culture, marked as it is by financial deprivation, professional uncertainty, and political instability? In other words, as young scholars, how do we understand and position our study and research?
 

 

 


 

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

“Changing Times: Performances and Identities on Screen”
7-9 Nov, 2012 – University of Lisbon
 

The American Studies research group at ULICES (University of Lisbon, Center for English Studies) will offer an interdisciplinary space of discussion for researchers, teachers, students, independent scholars and professionals associated with the cinema industry.

More info at: http://changingtimesconference.wordpress.com/

 


 

 

Panel “Language and Identity: Production, Manipulation, Interpretation”

 

8 Nov, 2012 – University of Minho
 
Within the upcoming “14th Autumn Colloquium” (8-10 Nov 2012), organized by the Centre for Humanistic Studies of the University of Minho, the panel seeks to reappraise the linguistic strategies and the ideological implications of today’s media, educational and cultural discourses in the English-speaking world. More info at: http://ceh.ilch.uminho.pt/xiv_coloquio_de_outono.php

 

 


 

 

BRITISH CULTURE COLLOQUIUM

 

 

“Ficcionalizações da Ciência na Grã-Bretanha II (sécs. XIX e XX)”

 

9 Nov, 10AM – New University of Lisbon
The full programme can be read here.

 


 

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP
“Conversion and Mixed Categories”
2-3 Nov, 2012 – University of Porto
The Centre of Linguistics of the University of Porto hosted a workshop to discuss the process of changing a word’s syntactic category with or without any change to form (as in, respectively, English perform / performance, and arrestV and arrestN), as well as the existence of the same word in different contexts, with mixed properties (John’s performing the sonata versus John’s performing of the sonata). These different phenomena pose interesting problems to the architecture of grammar and, in particular, to the interface between Lexicon, Morphology and Syntax.

SYLVIA PLATH
A talk by Mário Avelar

29 Oct, 2012

Venue: Biblioteca-Museu República e Resistência, Cidade Universitária.

“Connections between Cinema and Literature”
Lecture by James Ragan
19 Oct, 2012 – University of Minho
Acclaimed poet, playwright and screentwriter James Ragan visited the Department of English and North-American Studies to deliver a talk on his experience as a poet in Hollywood.

 


 

APEAA mentioned in an interview with Simon During
29 Sep, 2012
 
The renowned scholar, one of the guest speakers at the 33rd meeting of the APEAA at the Catholic University, spoke to the daily newspaper “I”, in an interview to be read here and here.

 

 


 

 

APEAA ELECTIONS – 2012/2015

 

The elections regarding the APEAA upcoming 3-year executive term took place at the General Assembly meeting, on 20 Sep 2012, at 6:30 PM. The lists for the three boards – executive committee, advisory committee and general assembly – were voted unanimously. The names of the members of each of these teams are on display to the left of these lines, on the side-bar.

33rd APEAA MEETING 
“Authority versus Alterity: The Return of Hegemony?”
 
The 33rd annual meeting of APEAA took place in Lisbon, on 20-21 September 2012, at the Catholic University. On behalf of the APEAA, we would like to thank the Organizing Committee for their warm hospitality and for all their efforts in putting together a wonderful program. Congratulations on a most stimulating conference!