Representations of Home Open Seminar


Zuzanna Zarebska Sanches (Post-Doc) is a researcher at ULICES/CEAUL. She was a visiting scholar at NUI Maynooth, Ireland, and University College Dublin under the supervision of Professor Margaret Kelleher working on Irish women’s contemporary writing. Her research interests include Irish and British literature and culture, feminisms, gender and identity studies, ageing studies. She is a member of the RHOME and the Medical Humanities projects. She teaches at the Department of English Studies at the University of Lisbon and is currently developing a project on women and ageing.

Women and Ageing Reading Group



The Women and Aging Reading Group invites you for two reading and discussion sessions, both in Portuguese and English, about the following works: “The Weekly Visit”, by Emanuel Melo, and Ammonities and Leaping Fish, by Penelope Lively. Sessions will be on the 4th and 27th February, from 2pm to 4pm, Room B1 (Library Building).

Free admission.

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Introductory Note
Luísa Maria Flora, Michaela Schwarz S.G. Henriques and Randall Stevenson

Against Oblivion. Remenbrance, Memory and Myth in Julian Barnes’s “Evermore” (1995) 
Luísa Maria Flora

What the Soldier Said: Silence, (Bad) Language and the Great War
Randall Stevenson

Bliss and Britten: Building Up Wilfred Owen as Myth 
Gilles Couderc

Challenging the Myths of the Great War: John McCrae’s “In Flanders Fields” Revisited
Teresa Gibert

Seeking Freedom and Finding War: A Case Study of Two Pacifists, Vera Brittain and Dora Russell
Michaela Schwarz S.G. Henriques

From Court-Martial to Carnival: Film’s Recreation of the Great War Fifty Years On
Anthony Barker

David Leighton on Roland Leighton as Man and Poet: An Interview
Paula Campos Fernández

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Canção de partida: de Alexandria a Alexandra (ou da materialidade da palavra, de Kaváfis a Leonard Cohen)

The Harp and the Poet: The Harp as a Metaphor for the Romantic Heart

A Quasi-Aesthetic Approach to the Gothic Elements in The Picture of Dorian Gray

Malleable Bodies and Unreadable Beings: Eduardo Kac and Leslie Scalapino’s Poetics of Un-naming

Suburban Gothic Revisited in Jeffrey Eugenides’s The Virgin Suicides

Bard and Gleemen: from the Middle Ages to Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time

“On such a full sea are we now afloat”: Travelling through Oceans, Writings and Images in Early Modern Times

Approaching Democracy: The Virtues of Representative Government in Mid-Victorian England


ESC #47 – Poetry Writing

Title: ESC #47 – Poetry Writing: Finding Voice, Expression and Form

Dates: 2, 3, 5, 6 and 10 of June 2018

Venue: Meeting Room of the English Department

Schedule: 5 pm – 8 pm


Finding voice, expression, form. We will write poems through imitation/combat with canonical poems used as models. We will experiment with metaphor and imagery, song-patterns, reflection, story-telling (and its detours) in poems. We will learn the art and politics of formal verse, and how to find alternative ways of making sense(s) through the use of diverse sources and combinations. Classes will be in English and writing can be in English and / or Portuguese.

Fees: 150€ Regular Fee | 85€ students of School of Arts and Humanities | 120€ faculty staff and other students


David Gewanter is a professor of English at Georgetown University; He is currently director of the Creative Writing Program, and former director of Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice.  He is author of four books of poetry: Fort Necessity (Spring 2018), War Bird (2009), The Sleep of Reason (2003), and In the Belly (1997), all published by the University of Chicago Press; and co-editor, with Frank Bidart, of Robert Lowell: Collected Poems (Farrar Straus & Giroux, Faber & Faber, 2003.

Margarida Vale de Gato is a professor and researcher in the School of Arts and Letters of the University of Lisbon, and co-coordinates the American Studies Group of ULICES. She has translated several canonic literary texts of English and French literature into Portuguese (Michaux, Char, Giono, Sarraute, Yeats, Melville, Poe, Kerouac, Murdoch, Marianne Moore) and is the author of the poetry books Lançamento (2016) e Mulher ao Mar (3ª ed., 2018)

Enrolment: Academic Services of the School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon