Receiving | Perceiving Jane Austen in Literatura Aqui – RTP


The 2018 edition of the Receiving | Perceiving English Literature in the Digital Age Project Jane Austen 2.00 – is already under development and will  have two distinct moments in April and June. It is in the context of the preparation of the first gastronomic experience that RTP visited ESHTE in January and now presents a television entry in Literatura Aqui (4’30 ”).




Narrative Medicine Summer School

Narrative Medicine Summer School

The Narrative Medicine Summer School is offered by the Project in Medical Humanities at the School of Arts and Humanities – University of Lisbon/University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies, being an educational and university extension activity. It aims to promote an encounter between nationally and internationally renowned experts, students and professionals in areas such as healthcare, humanities, and social sciences who are interested in this emerging interdisciplinary field. Its main goal is to maximize the potential offered by the humanities, namely by literary methodologies and devices, in humanizing the relationship between care providers and patients, fostering self-knowledge and other-awareness and seeking an overall improvement in healthcare.

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Flash Workshop: How to Brainstorm on a Poem

Flash Workshop: How to Brainstorm on a Poem

On May 13th, Tuesday, from 3 to 4 p.m., in room 5.2, WILL Lab’s team will be conducting a flash workshop on several fundamental brainstorming techniques (mind mapping and freewriting). By using William Carlos Williams’ poem “The Red Wheelbarrow” as a starting point, we hope to provide all participants with useful knowledge, easily appliable during the process of writing. All University of Lisbon’s students, who wish to work on creative strategies for generating ideas for a text, are welcome.


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Narrative Medicine Course

Registrations are now open for the Narrative Medicine Course, starting on February 22nd.
More info:
Registration is done at the Academic Services – School of Arts and Humanities.


Academic English Course – WILL Lab

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Were you looking for a course in academic writing in English? You’ve just found it!

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) – Academic Writing Skills

April 6 to June 1, 2018
42h (27 contact hours + 15 hours for preparatory reading and writing)
9 three-hour sessions (9 to 12 am), on Fridays.

Identifying and applying an academic writing style; developing writing skills in English (structure, argumentation, coherence and cohesion); writing different types of scientific texts (review, abstract, paper, essay).

Module 1 – EAP: An Introduction
– dialogues in the academic community;
– style and register of academic English;
– specific grammar and syntax.

Module 2 – Reviews
– different types of review;
– structure, content, and language.

Module 3 – Abstracts
– structure and content (thesis, aims, key words);
– summarizing and synthetizing ideas.

Module 4 – Conference Papers
– pre-writing (planning, outline);
– structure (introduction, body, conclusion);
– while-writing: organization and coherence (layout, paragraph structure, topic sentences, linking words);
– presenting a paper.

Module 5 – Essays
– developing an argument;
– describing process, cause-effect and sequence;
– exemplifying and illustrating;
– comparing and contrasting;
– using sources (paraphrasing and quoting; reference styles);
– post-writing: proofreading (using checklists).

Marta Soares holds a PhD in American Studies from the Faculty of Letters, University of Coimbra. She is currently a researcher at ULICES. She holds a BA in English and German Studies – Specialization in Education, having worked extensively as a teacher of English in the most diverse contexts, including Academic English. She is also an experienced translator and reviewer of academic texts (abstracts, papers, essays, and theses).

This course is directed at teachers/researchers and MA and PhD students who wish to strengthen their skills to write essays and other types of texts that circulate in the academic context. The participants should have at least a B2 level of English. If a language certificate is not available, a placement test will be taken before registering for the course.

For assessment purposes, participation in sessions, based on the bibliography of the course, will be considered (20%), as well as two texts written by the participants: one selected amongst the models considered, with ca. 5 pages (30%) and an essay, with ca. 10 pages (50%).
The participants who wish to be assessed will receive a certificate mentioning their final grade.

200€ general public
150€ students from the Universidade de Lisboa and researchers from CEAUL and CET

Check syllabus.

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