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.



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:



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)

46 etc… Talks on Translation Studies – “How to uncover the sources of (translated) texts? A stylometric endeavor”

The University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies – ULICES/CEAUL Research Group on Translation and Reception Studies invites you to the 46etc… Talks on Translation Studies. This talk will take place on Monday, 18th November in Room 5.2., School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon, at 4 pm. Our invited speaker is Laura Ivaska who will talk about using a stylometric approach to research on translation.

Come and join our talk!

Further info:

The MetaCare project: promoting proper use of metaphors in medical dialogues

The analysis of how understanding is co-constructed between patients and providers can be challenging in many ways, especially considering the complexity of the dialogical purposes pursued within the institutional context of healthcare. In this presentation, we aim at showing how insights and tools developed within the fields of pragmatics and argumentation can contribute to addressing this challenge and developing new tools of analysis. More specifically, we discuss how we are using a pragmatic and argumentative framework within the MetaCare project, a research program devoted to analyzing how metaphors are used and understood in the context of diabetes care.

In the first part, we introduce the MetaCare objectives to specify how we want to use metaphors as educational tools to foster patient understanding and decision-making. In the second part, we will present the findings of two studies we conducted to analyze how metaphors are being used and understood by providers and patients affected by diabetes. We conclude sketching out future directions and practical implications resulting from these studies.

Fabrizio Macagno (Ph.D. UCSC, Milan, 2008) works as a researcher and auxiliary professor at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He is author of more than 80 papers on definition, presupposition, argumentation schemes, and dialogue analysis published on major international peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Pragmatics, Intercultural Pragmatics, Argumentation, and Philosophy and Rhetoric. His most important publications include the books Argumentation Schemes (CUP 2008), Emotive language in argumentation (CUP 2014), and Interpreting straw man argumentation (Springer 2017).

Maria Grazia Rossi (Ph.D Università di Messina, Messina, 2012) works as post-doc researcher at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Her current research focus on the role of metaphors as argumentative tools to foster patient understanding. She has worked on metaphors and emotions as reasoning and decision-making tools, especially in the medical and moral context. She published a monograph, several articles and edited books, among which “Coding Problematic Understanding in Patient–provider Interactions” (Health Communication, 2019, with F. Macagno), “Metaphors and problematic understanding in chronic care communication” (Journal of Pragmatics, 2019, with F. Macagno) and “The ethical convenience of non-neutrality in medical encounters. Argumentative instruments for healthcare providers” (Teoria, 2017, with D. Leone D. & S. Bigi).

Embassy of Ireland Lecture with author Lucy Caldwell

Born in Belfast in 1981, Lucy Caldwell is the multi–award winning author of three novels, several stage plays and radio dramas and, most recently, two collections of short stories: Multitudes (Faber, 2016) and Intimacies (forthcoming, Faber, 2020). She is also the editor of Being Various: New Irish Short Stories (Faber, 2019).

Awards include the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the George Devine Award, the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Imison Award, the Susan Smith Blackburn Award, the Irish Writers’ and Screenwriters’ Guild Award, the Commonwealth Writers’ Award (Canada & Europe), the Edge Hill Short Story Prize Readers’ Choice Award, a Fiction Uncovered Award, a K. Blundell Trust Award and a Major Individual Artist Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2018 and currently a Seamus Heaney Fellow at Queens University Belfast, Lucy Caldwell will be reading from her short story collections and discussing her predicament as a writer born in Northern Ireland during the Troubles: “For a young writer, it feels like a curse, coming from a notorious place. You feel the weight of it like a stone on your chest, crushing other stories out of you. How do you begin your stories when you’re aware that there are more urgent, more devastating stories about that place to be told? It took years to believe that the stories I had of Belfast were in any way worth the telling.” (The Guardian, 8 June 2019)

“Ireland, Brexit and Beyond” – A Talk and Conversation with Ralph Victory, Ambassador of Ireland to Portugal

ULICES Research Group 4 – Other English-speaking Literatures and Cultures invites you to attend a talk on Brexit and Ireland by H.E. Ambassador of Ireland to Portugal, Mr. Ralph Victory.

Ralph Victory presented his credentials as Ambassador of Ireland to the Republic of Portugal to H.E. President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa on 17 September 2019. He previously served in various roles at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Dublin, at Ireland’s Embassies in Washington D.C. and Warsaw and at Ireland’s Permanent Representation to the E.U. in Brussels.

WILL Lab Open Class: “How to Write a Memoir”

This session will be led by Professor Marilyn Zucker (Stony Brook University, New York), who will use excerpts from Bob Dylan’s diary as a starting point for the analysis of autobiographical writing strategies. This is an opportunity to think about your writing and practice it through exercises that will be developed during the open class.


Contacts: WillLab_UL@letras.ulisboa.pt || https://www.facebook.com/willlabflul/

WILL Lab Open Class: “How to Make an Outline”

WILL Lab (Writing, Innovation, Learning and Languages ​​Laboratory) invites students from the University of Lisbon to participate in a workshop on how to make outlines, on October 31st, thursday, from 11h to 11h20, in DEA’s post-graduation room.

Being a key tool for organizing text ideas, participants can gain hands-on knowledge for the early stages of the essay writing process, such as an in-depth analysis of the content of each of its structuring sections.

Contacts: WillLab_UL@letras.ulisboa.pt || https://www.facebook.com/willlabflul/