45 etc… Talks on Translation Studies: “Accessibility – The new horizon of audiovisual translation research”

The University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies – ULICES/CEAUL Research Group on Translation and Reception Studies invites you to the 45etc… Talks on Translation Studies. This talk will take place on Thursday, 31st October, in Room CLI, School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon, at 2 pm. Our invited speaker is Dr. Eliana Franco who will talk about Research on accessibility in audiovisual translation.  

Come and join our talk!


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Reflections on English Language Today – XI: “English as a Lingua Franca and Intelligibility: challenges in and on the way”

This session will have the participation of Professor Sávio Siqueira (Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brasil), and will take place in the Post-Graduation Room of the English Department of the School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon.

Professor Sávio Siqueira has a PhD in Letters and Linguistics by the Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), and is an Associate Professor of English Language and Applied Linguistics in the Germanic Languages Department of Instituto de Letras of UFBA. He is also a permanent professor of the Post-Gruaduate Programme in Language and Culture, as well as coordinator of “Núcleo de Pesquisa e Extensão em Letras” of the UFBA.

Will Lab Open Class: How to make an outline

On September 30th, Monday, from 12 to 1 p.m., in room 3.1, WILL Lab’s team will be conducting an Open Class on outline making. Since these are considered fundamental tools for the organization of the several ideas presented in a text, we hope to provide all participants with useful knowledge, easily applicable during the initial stages of the process of writing academic essays, as well as a deeper understanding of their structure. All University of Lisbon’s students, who wish to improve their academic writing skills, are welcome.

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

Representations of Home Open Seminar – “Phulsiri”: screening and talk with director Ngima Gelu Lama

Ngima Gelu Lama’s Biography:

Ngima Gelu Lama (b. 1993) is a cinematographer turned director. He started as a cinematographer for the short film Retro V in 2011, which won a national short movie competition. Later, he went to direct film documentaries. His last feature film as cinematographer was Serdhak The Golden Hill which premiered in the Montreal World Film Festival in 2015. His debut short film Phulsiri, which he wrote, edited, produced and directed, won the Best Children Film Award in Nepal and has been screened in film festivals across USA, India, South Korea, New Zealand and Russia. He is currently pursuing a Masters in film direction, supported by an Erasmus + scholarship in KinoEyes. The Masters programme in European Movie is taking place in Lisbon, Edinburgh and Tallinn. Last Days, his second film is his first documentary film currently in postproduction.


A Workshop in the Art of Reflection and Narrative, with Prof. Katherine Hall

In this workshop, which has two parts, I will first be discussing with you the role of using narrative techniques in helping you care for yourself as a medical practitioner (whether student or fully trained). We will use together some reflective journaling techniques that help identify issues, clarify them and guide doctors towards solutions.

In the second part of this workshop I will be asking you to think about metaphors that define your identity, as either a medical student or a doctor. We will talk about why and how the choice of these metaphors is very influential on our behaviour and attitude. We will also discuss metaphors that are used to describe patients, and metaphors used by patients to describe themselves, and the importance of these. Food for thought (a metaphor!) as the English (and New Zealanders) say, and possibly a topic for you to journal yourself in the future?

23 September | 6pm | Room of the English Department, School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon

Free admitance (limited to 20 people)

Registration is mandatory and should be e-mailed to: medhum.ulisboa@gmail.com


Lecture “Ancient Medical History: why study it if you are a doctor?”, with Prof. Katherine Hall

Studying medicine is an exhausting business. There is so much science to learn that medical students can wonder why bother with studying the arts and humanities. I will draw on my professional and personal experience to make a case for not only why a medical student should bother with the humanities, but that they should keep it central to their learning, for the sake of both themselves and their future patients. Much of my discussion will center on my own personal passion – ancient medical history – but I will also illustrate my talk with examples from other humanities and the arts, including some specifically from my home, New Zealand.

Moderator: Prof. Isabel Fernandes (CEAUL/ULICES)

19 September | 6pm | Room 5.2 | School of Arts and Humanities

Representations of Home Open Seminar: “Music and the Movies: The soundtrack of American film”

Music is one of the most powerfully emotional and least understood aspects of film. Although many people are barely aware of it while they are viewing a movie, film scores move us and manipulate us, often giving us clues for understanding what we are seeing and more often, for what we are not seeing.

This seminar is a survey of the works of great American film score composers from the 1930s Golden Age up to contemporary times. Film score composers such as Max Steiner (Gone with the Wind, 1939) Bernard Herrmann (Psycho, 1960), and the more contemporary John Williams (Harry Potter 2001-2004, Star Wars 1977-2017) will be studied, along with many others.

We will examine and develop a vocabulary and techniques for analyzing virtually any movie score. In addition, we will investigate why and how music functions as a powerful emotional and storytelling tool in these films, and discover the degree to which film composers have relied on cherished symphonic and operatic traditions from 19th century European musical styles in creating their uniquely American soundtracks. After this seminar students will never “hear” movies in the same way.

Concert “Chopin meets The Beatles”, featuring pianist Pamela Howland

PAMELA HOWLAND is a gifted American pianist, Steinway Artist, and 2017-2018 U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Poland. As a long-time educator, Howland has held numerous faculty positions (piano and music history) in New York (Monroe Community College), Minnesota (Winona State University), and North Carolina (UNC School of the Arts, Salem College, UNC-Greensboro), and Wake Forest University, where she had an appointment as assistant professor of music for many years, both regular and adjunct, before leaving in 2014 to pursue international performing opportunities and new creative projects.

Howland’s seventeen CDs reflect her eclectic tastes, from standard solo classical music to Christmas tunes, from African-American spirituals to a combination of French poetry and music – and now includes her Beatles arrangements. In addition, she has nearly 300,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, and her version of Chopin’s “Farewell Waltz,” has well over 10 million listens to date.

The concert will take place on the 2nd of October, from 2 – 4 pm, in the Amphitheatre I of the School of Arts and Humanities.