Anglo Saxonica invites submissions for its next issue III: 17 to be published in Spring 2019

by November 18th

Anglo Saxonica is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal, indexed in Scopus, ERIH PLUS and MLA Directory of Periodicals, that disseminates research connected with the fields of enquiry of the University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies and promotes the dialogue among English-speaking geocultural areas.

The next volume will include academic research in the fields of literature, culture, language, inter-arts / intermedial Studies, reception and translation studies, among other. Articles can be written in English or Portuguese and will be subject to blind peer-review by members of the Editorial Board of referees.

Submissions of 5000-7000 words should be sent by the 18th of November to the following email:

Full CFP


Encontra-se aberto o prazo para envio de propostas de artigos para o próximo número da Anglo Saxonica III: 17, a publicar na primavera de 2018

até 18 de Novembro

A Anglo Saxonica é uma revista multidisciplinar com arbitragem científica e indexada na Scopus, ERIH PLUS e MLA Directory of Periodicals, que visa a disseminação da investigação relacionada com os campos de pesquisa do Centro de Estudos Anglísticos da Universidade de Lisboa, contribuindo para o diálogo entre áreas geoculturais de língua inglesa.

O próximo volume incluirá o resultado de investigação científica no âmbito da LITERATURA, da CULTURA, da LINGUÍSTICA, dos ESTUDOS INTER-ARTES E INTERMEDIAIS, dos ESTUDOS DE RECEPÇÃO E DE TRADUÇÃO, entre outros. Os artigos poderão ser escritos em inglês ou em português e serão sujeitos à apreciação dos membros do Conselho Editorial, através de um processo de blind peer-review.

A extensão dos artigos propostos deverá situar-se entre as 5000 e as 7000 palavras. Deverão ser enviados até ao dia 18 de Novembro, para o seguinte endereço electrónico:

CFP Completo

Congresso Internacional

Maria Teresa Horta e a Literatura Contemporânea:
De Espelho Inicial (1960) a Estranhezas (2018)

8-10 maio 2019

Marco incontornável na literatura contemporânea, a obra de Maria Teresa Horta abarca praticamente sessenta anos da história, da cultura e da literatura portuguesas. O presente congresso pretende revisitar e refletir sobre a ficção e não-ficção da autora, que ao longo de todo o seu percurso revela uma grande versatilidade e um domínio também ele subversivo da palavra poética, desafiando as convenções sociais. A variedade de géneros que cultiva permite um diálogo com escritores e escritoras seus contemporâneos, portugueses e estrangeiros, numa troca constante entre várias literaturas de diferentes épocas.

Chamada para Comunicações - Completa

Para participar, por favor envie uma proposta de comunicação (máximo de 250 palavras), acompanhada de nome, instituição e nota biográfica (máximo de 100 palavras) para

Prazo para envio de propostas para comunicações: 30 de novembro de 2018.
Comunicação de resultados: 15 de janeiro de 2019. 




International Conference

Maria Teresa Horta and Contemporary Literature:
From Espelho Inicial (First Mirror, 1960) to Estranhezas (Prodigies, 2018)

8–10 May 2019

A prominent landmark in contemporary literature, Maria Teresa Horta’s body of work covers almost sixty years of Portuguese history, culture and literature. This conference aims to revisit and reflect on the author’s fiction and non-fiction, which – over the course of its development – reveals a huge versatility as well as a subversion of poetic norms and a defiance of social conventions. The range of genres that Horta has made her own enables conversations with contemporary writers from both Lusophone and other countries, and opens up a continuing exchange between literatures of different eras.


Please send a 250 word abstract, as well as a brief biographical note (100 words)
to by the 30th of November 2018.
Proposals should list the paper title, name, institutional affiliation and contact details.
You will receive notification of abstract acceptance by the 15th January 2019.


XXX SEDERI Conference Brave New Worlds: Early Modern Discoveries

Lisbon, Portugal | 8-10 May, 2019


We are pleased to announce that the 30th SEDERI Conference will take place at the School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon, Portugal, on 8-10 May 2019.

The Conference title – Brave New Worlds: Early Modern Discoveries – addresses in the first instance the momentous challenges of the age and the sense of novelty that characterised the period’s exploration of seas, islands and continents. But ‘discovery’ also encompasses other encounters between self and world through the mediation of renewed systems of learning, like philosophy, philology, poetry, history or science. This conference focuses primarily on ideas and social practices around discovery and travel, such as cultural encounters, new geographies, overseas trade, otherness and identity; it also aims to reflect on a pioneering cultural poetics that fused traditional forms and new media to express the certainties, perplexities and contradictions of the age’s advancements.

The following Plenary Speakers have already confirmed their participation:

CLARA CALVO (University of Murcia, Spain)
JYOSTNA G. SINGH (Michigan State University, USA)

We welcome proposals for 20-minute papers and round table discussions in English, on the following topics:

• Travel writing and early modern geographies.

• Trade, traffic and exchange: material culture in Tudor and Stuart England.

• Building identities and discovering the alien in the early modern period.

• Cross-cultural encounters: self and other(s).

• Utopia(s) and other elsewheres.

• Early modern epistemologies: magic, philosophy, science.

• Anglo-Iberian relations and diplomacy.

• Textual explorations: early modern arts of discourse.

• Visual poetics: emblem books and iconography.

• Local and global discoveries.

• Negotiations of gender in early modern England.

• New worlds for a new nation.


Proposals must be sent as an e-mail attachment (doc; docx; pages) to before 30 January and contain the following information:

– the author’s name and institutional affiliation;
– the full title of the paper;
– a 200-word abstract;
– a short biographical note (100 words);
– the author’s postal and electronic addresses;
– technical requirements for the presentation. All the rooms will be equipped with computers and video projectors, but please save your presentations in Power Point 97 – 2003 (Mac or Windows). However, if you are using a Mac, please bring your own adapter cable.

Further information will be soon available at the Conference webpage:

Angélica Varandas; Diana Marques; Maria de Jesus C. Relvas; Miguel Ramalhete Gomes; Sara Henriques; Susana Oliveira.

Adelaide Meira Serras (U Lisboa); Berta Cano Echevarría (U Valladolid); Francisco Borge (U Oviedo); Jorge Figueroa Dorrego (U Vigo); María José Mora Sena (U Sevilla); Pilar Cuder-Domínguez (U Huelva); Rui Carvalho Homem (U Porto).




International Conference and Exhibition
Over_Seas: Melville, Whitman, and All the Intrepid Sailors


Herman Melville (1819-1891), sailor and writer, plowed the ocean as a tablet to be read, gazing at the white page where unfathomable characters surface to the eyes of the puzzled reader. “Captain” Walt Whitman (1819-1892), on the other hand, writing "in cabin'd ships at sea," broke open and passed the divide between in- and out-of-doors, as he urged his book to “speed on.” Both were born 200 years ago.

ULICES' Research Group in American Studies has the pleasure of announcing the international conference and exhibition “Over_Seas: Melville, Whitman and All the Intrepid Sailors,” to be held on 3-5 July, 2019. We aim to foreground the international afterlife of both authors and their contribution to the interconnectedness between the arts, sciences, human philosophy and history, with a special focus on the aesthetics associated with the oceans. In line with one of the group’s main axes of research “(Re)imagining shared pasts over the sea and across borders: dialogue, reception and projections between the USA, the Americas, and Europe,” the title “Over_Seas” accommodates an eagerness to pore over the depths of wild and cultured nature(s), as well as the transatlantic and transnational dynamics that Melville, Whitman, and various writers on both sides of the Atlantic have helped to shape. The events will take place at the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon, the Portuguese National Library, and other public spaces devoted to cultural dissemination and to the promotion of the vital resources within our ocean(s).

This bicentennial celebration aims to bring together scholars with expertise not only in nineteenth-century American literature and culture, but also in areas related with the broader and interdisciplinary themes envisaged by the conference itself. Participation of junior researchers and students is especially welcome. We invite submissions of abstracts for panel sessions (up to 1000 words), roundtables, papers and posters (up to 300 words) to be sent to, including the following information:

. full title of paper, panel or poster;
. full name of author;
. institutional affiliation;
. individual e-mail address(es);
. brief bio (max. 5 lines).

Deadline for abstracts: March 30, 2019
Notification of acceptance: April 15, 2019