Conference “Advertising Discourses: Semiotics, Multimodality and Visuality(s)”

Ever present in contemporary society, the advertising discourse (re)produces consumption as a place of identity and proposes narratives of infinite desire to feed the utopia of continuous growth. This conference intends to reflect on the mechanisms of signification of advertising, using various analytical models, in order to deconstruct its socio-cultural and political naturalization. Assuming itself as an opportunity for community reflection, “Advertising Discourses: Semiotics, Multimodality and Visuality(s)” aims to bring together researchers and students from various higher education cycles around this theme, to present their analysis of advertising texts and thus strengthen your reading skills in the world.

March 4th, 2020 | Room B3 (Library Building) | FLUL

9th Session of the Permanent Seminar in Medical Humanities

Nuno Miguel Proença

(CHAM – Centro de Humanidades, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa)

 

And now, what to do with this?

 

There is a specificity in the clinical encounter that results from the apparent dissymmetry between its protagonists. In most cases, what motivates the patient is a request addressed to the doctor or therapist, by the one who is – or think he is ill and who complains. Complaints due to pain, the expression of suffering, uneasiness due to strangeness or the formulation of a question, are addressed to the doctor or clinical team who supposedly have sufficient knowledge and means to inform, clarify, investigate, treat, accompany or simply relieve patients in the impatience of their requests, regarding what is not well in the relationship with themselves or with their bodies, and that which they are unable to transform by their own means. This asymmetry, which can generate figures close to those of dependency, seems to result in the need to guarantee the rights and freedoms of those who are sick, but also a type of ethical questioning that arises – “before the principles” – from the need to accept the signs by which the unexpected in life is expressed. “What to do with this?”, could then be a first formulation of the ethical question, arising from the crisis or the astonishment of the encounter with life’s impulsive and impersonal background that exists, giving it a personal shape and destiny, according to the possibilities of the human community and the events of the world that can transform it. This question expresses the crisis of each (clinical) encounter that, in the end, is capable of subverting the whole of what we thought possible and upsetting the normal continuity of our beliefs and (professional) habits regarding the meaning of health.

 

March 12th 2020 | 6 p.m. | Room 2.13 | FLUL

The session will be in Portuguese.

Open Class with J. Gerald Kennedy: “Stranger than the Stranger: The Unreadable Text in Poe’s “The Man of the Crowd””

On February 17, at 10 am, in room 2.13 of the School of Arts and Humanities (University of Lisbon), Professor J. Gerald Kennedy will give an open class focusing on the short story “The Man of the Crowd” and its relevance for understanding mechanisms of reciprocal terrorism in modern times and up to our time.

J. Gerald Kennedy, from Indiana State University, in addition to being the coordinator of Penguin Portable Poe (2006), has been responsible for some of the most relevant academic works about the author in our time, namely Strange Nation: Literary Nationalism and Cultural Conflict in the Age of Poe and The Oxford Handbook of Edgar Allan Poe (co-edited with Scott Peeples in 2018).

8th Session of the Permanent Seminar in Medical Humanities

 

This session will be composed of two parts: the first one with António Manuel Duarte with a lecture titled “Contributions of Art Psychology to a critical foundation of Narrative Medicine”; and the second one with Zuzanna Sanches with a lecture titled “What does age have to do with this? Women and Ageing: Towards equality, dignity and improvement of life and well-being”.

 

The session will be held on the 30th of January, at the Room B1 (Library Building of the School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon), at 6pm.

 

For more information, please see the official website.

English Studies Courses #48 – “Film Editing Workshop”

This workshops aims to contribute to the training of all those who are interested in film editing (in particular FLUL students and film researchers).

This being an essential stage in content production, the workshop will allow all interested parties a first-hand experience in terms of editing, creation and narrative thinking. To this end, the workshop is divided into two major moments: a first hour dedicated to the theory of Film Editing, in particular its ontology, history and methodology, and then two hours of practice using the Premiere Pro software.

Those interested should bring their own laptops, since the final exercise will be to create an edition from a soundtrack.

Miguel Mira graduated in Computer Animation at Full Sail University. He took an internship at Take it Easy Films and worked as a video editor in Amsterdam. He is currently a PhD student in Film and Image Studies at the University of Coimbra.

 

REGISTRATION

All registrations must be made at the School of Arts and Humanities academic services.

The workshops has a limit of 15 students.

Students, researchers and school staff: 20€

Other: 30€

Proof of payment must be sent to: gestao.ceaul@letras.ulisboa.pt

 

English Studies Courses #48 – “Film Editing Workshop”

This workshops aims to contribute to the training of all those who are interested in film editing (in particular FLUL students and film researchers).

This being an essential stage in content production, the workshop will allow all interested parties a first-hand experience in terms of editing, creation and narrative thinking. To this end, the workshop is divided into two major moments: a first hour dedicated to the theory of Film Editing, in particular its ontology, history and methodology, and then two hours of practice using the Premiere Pro software.

Those interested should bring their own laptops, since the final exercise will be to create an edition from a soundtrack.

Miguel Mira graduated in Computer Animation at Full Sail University. He took an internship at Take it Easy Films and worked as a video editor in Amsterdam. He is currently a PhD student in Film and Image Studies at the University of Coimbra.

 

REGISTRATION

All registrations must be made at the School of Arts and Humanities academic services.

The workshops has a limit of 15 students.

Students, researchers and school staff: 20€

Other: 30€

Proof of payment must be sent to: gestao.ceaul@letras.ulisboa.pt

 

Course – English as a Lingua Franca: Practices for Inclusive Multilingual Classrooms

The University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (ULICES) at the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon (FLUL) and the EU-funded ENRICH Project (ERASMUS 2018-1-EL01- KA201-047894) are offering a free Continuous Professional Development Course for teachers of English as a foreign language (teaching groups: 120, 220, 330 and university level; as well as pre- service teachers doing their supervised teaching practice in ELT MA programmes). This initiative is accredited as a training course by the Scientific-Pedagogical Council for Lifelong Training, with reference number CCPFC/ACC-106762/19. The Course responds to the need to incorporate an innovative approach to teaching English to multilingual and multicultural classes, integrates innovative training materials and follows the principles of distance education.

 

Applications are open until January 15.

To apply, please fill in the application form at this link:

https://forms.gle/4syqkneCAjj4X8oE9

 

For more information about the course, please check our flyer as well.

Presentation and Workshop: “Women’s Representations of Ageing in Books and Film”

The Women and Ageing Project Group are inviting you to join us for a presentation and a workshop by Dr. Rita Carvalho entitled “Women’s Representations of Ageing in Books and Film”.

We will base our discussion on authors such as Sally Feldman Laura C. Hurd, Sara Zadrozny, Harper Lee, Georgina Chatfield and Donna Ferguson. Topics will include but will not be limited to ageing and its embodied experience, ageing as a disease and a source of exclusion, ageing and agency.

The session is part of the on-going activities of the project on Women and Ageing: Women and Aging: Towards Equality, Dignity and Improvement of Life and Well-being, led by Zuzanna Zarebska Sanches (PhD) and based at CEAUL/ULICES.

All supporting material will be available for purchase at the red photocopying shop.

For further information, please email zuzanna.Sanches@campus.ul.pt

Culture and Anarchy: Reading Matthew Arnold Today I – From Arnold to Brexit

It has been 150 years since Matthew Arnold published Culture and Anarchy. Its chapters had begun as articles in Cornhill Magazine and Fortnightly Review since 1867. In book form, these essays constitute a powerful critique of Victorian society, but also of today’s societies. Our political, economic, cultural and social problems force us to revisit it.

This debate will be chaired by Alcinda Pinheiro de Sousa (ULICES/CEAUL), and it will have the presence of researchers from several areas of knowledge: Teresa Malafaia (culture and literature studies), Teresa Nunes (history), Jorge Bastos da Silva (culture and literature studies), Mário Barata (law), Jair Rattner (journalism), and João Graça (economics and sociology).

Organizing Committee: Alcinda Pinheiro de Sousa (ULICES/CEAUL), Iolanda Ramos (CETAPS), Jorge Bastos da Silva (CETAPS), Teresa Malafaia (ULICES/CEAUL)