American Studies Over_Seas


American Studies Over_Seas: Active Ties, Tides, and Times

Lisbon Center for English Studies (ULICES) is developing a project centered on coastal areas and intertidal zones, and on how they might be addressed through more hydro- and eco-centered perspectives on languages, arts, and literatures. We would like to contribute to the storytelling and the transformative articulation of some of the pressures and challenges  to  natural habitats  and  residential/working areas  that  result from climate change and anthropogenic activity. The project will also look at how these coasts have been shaped culturally and historically, particularly in what concerns Portuguese and North-American exchanges.

Part of this project, a symposium devoted to the (shared) coastlines of the Atlantic will be hosted at the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon, November 7-9, 2024. We are mainly concerned with how we can combine knowledges and affections between the disciplines (ties) to imaginatively and more effectively bridge the temporal depth and urgency (times) of human environmental impact, and thus follow the traces and hopefully better track or change the tides of Portuguese and US coastlines and their insular clusters in the Atlantic (tides). This event will bring together scholars from different fields, as well as policy makers and activists working within affected coastal areas. Academically, the symposium will be structured around three lines of inquiry:

  1. “Memories of distant quays” within the triangular Atlantic – History of relations between US and Portuguese-speaking countries across the oceans / comparative  coastal  (and  insular/archipelagic)  developments  in  the  Atlantic: ex.  East Coast and Azores/Portugal, Caribbean Islands to US and Cape Verde to Portugal, Portuguese-speaking countries – Brazil-US;
  2. “The currents outbound” – diasporic transits with emphasis on luso- American experiences, storytelling and (eco)poetry of opposite and parallel shores; intersections with border studies and environmental justice; hybrid genres and (id)entity crossings;
  3. “More-than-human shores” coastal studies and the Humanities… or, more humbly, the “humusities” (Haraway 2015): challenge to the concept (and existence) of humanity/ies as seen from the shores and/or the edge of no return; the rising sea; nostalgia and anxiety of saltwater; environmental history

and stories of the shorelines, traces, inscriptions and entanglements of humans and other-than-humans; exposition, toxicity and occupation threats to traditional work / community cultures, and biodiversity; ports, docks, bays, dunes, isles, marshlands and global warming.

The ULICES’s project is also preparing an ecopoetic anthology Ten Sea Air / Dez Ar Mar Ten Portuguese-speaking and Ten English-speaking investigative poets writing about how to breathe and navigate the climate crisis.

In parallel with these activities, the Center is organising an ongoing interdisciplinary team-building activity: the reading circle. On 29 April, John Gillis’ book The Human Shore (University of Chicago Press, 2015) was discussed. The next meeting, on 1 July, will focus on Steve Mentz’s Introduction to the Blue Humanities (Routledge, 2023).


PROJECTO DECONSTRUCT


PROJECTO DECONSTRUCT: Digital Education and Campaign to Stand up and Counter Holocaust Distortion and Misinformation

A foto foi tirada por Ana Raquel Fernandes em Salónica durante a reunião de lançamento.

Temos o prazer de anunciar que o projeto DECONSTRUCT: Digital Education and Campaign to Stand up and Counter Holocaust Distortion and Misinformation recebeu financiamento da Comissão Europeia (CERV-2023-EQUAL). O projeto é coordenado por Andrea Szonyi (Zachor Foundation) e reúne uma forte equipa internacional composta por seis parceiros: Zachor Foundation, FLUL, Hétfa Research Institute, Aristotle University e UNIFI University. A equipa do CEAUL/ULICES tem orgulho em fazer parte desta colaboração, com Zsófia Gombár (investigadora principal), Ana Raquel Fernandes (do GI4), Catarina Xavier, Cláudia Martins e Maria João Ferro (do GI6). O projeto começou oficialmente em maio de 2024 e durará 24 meses.


Translation, Memory, and Politics in the Medieval World


Translation, Memory, and Politics in the Medieval World: The XIII Cardiff Conference on the Theory and Practice of Translation in the Middle Ages | The Medieval Translator

O Centro de Estudos Clássicos, o Centro de História e o Centro de Estudos Anglísticos organizam, entre os dias 17-21 de Junho de 2024, a XIII Cardiff Conference on the Theory and Practice of Translation in the Middle Ages. The Medieval Translator, com 69 participantes. Estes congressos sobre a Teoria e Prática da Tradução na Idade Média começaram a reunir-se na Universidade de Gales, Cardiff (1987-), e são agora regularmente organizados um pouco por toda a Europa.

Para mais informações, veja-se: https://xiiicardiffconferencelisbon.wordpress.com/.

Inscrições: aqui


Desire, Imagination & Dream: Angela Carter in Portugal


Desire, Imagination & Dream: Angela Carter in Portugal

27 – 29 de junho de 2024, Universidade de Lisboa

Esta conferência internacional, no âmbito da Angela Carter Society, explora as intrincadas relações entre arte, política, lugar e sexualidade nos escritos de Angela Carter. Inspirada pela visita de Angela Carter a Portugal em 1977, documentada nos seus ensaios para a New Society, a conferência debruçar-se-á sobre as suas experiências nas Caldas da Rainha durante o 4º Encontro Internacional de Arte.

 A década de 1970 foi crucial para Carter, marcada por uma produção prolífica e transformações pessoais, incluindo a sua mudança para o Japão. A sua obra deste período reflecte a exploração da subjetividade, da criação artística e das ideologias políticas.

 A história recente de Portugal, com a restauração da democracia apenas três anos antes da visita de Carter, constitui um rico pano de fundo e os seus ensaios retratam as tensões políticas portuguesas, captando o forte contraste entre a arte de vanguarda e as dificuldades locais.

 A conferência convida ao debate sobre a intersecção de Carter com a arte, a sexualidade, a política e o local, em sintonia com o 50º aniversário da Revolução dos Cravos em Portugal. Os destaques incluem uma refeição inspirada em Angela Carter e uma viagem às Caldas da Rainha, oferecendo uma oportunidade para relacionar a sua obra com a história de Portugal e refletir sobre as implicações mais amplas das suas contribuições literárias.

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Medical Humanities Project Open Lecture


Medical Humanities Project Open Lecture: “Compaixão como um valor intrínseco ao cuidar” presented by Maria João Santos from Escola Superior de Saúde, Atlântica

A Palestra do Projecto em Humanidades Medicas Compaixão como um valor intrínseco ao cuidar com Maria João Santos da Escola Superior de Saúde, Atlântica vai decorrer no dia 23 de maio (quinta-feira) a partir das 17,00 (Hora Portugal Continental) em formato híbrido. Pode ser assistido na Sala B309 Torre B da NOVA FCSH Av. de Berna, 26 C ou online através do link https://videoconf-colibri.zoom.us/j/97630534736?pwd=bHNsZHlEcGkvcGNtbGdFdzRRYWhjQT09


Curso livre. Estudos em envelhecimento cultural


Curso livre. Estudos em envelhecimento cultural

O curso tem como objetivo introduzir os participantes ao tema de estudos de envelhecimento cultural, aprofundando os seguintes temas: envelhecimento e o género, envelhecimento e a (in)visibilidade, o idadismo, o autoconhecimento, o corpo, a memória, a identidade e o “re-storying”.

Durante o curso serão analisados textos ficcionais e teóricos em língua inglesa. As sessões serão conduzidas em português.

Horas de contacto: 12 em 2 dias
Horas totais: 14: 12 + 2 horas de leitura e trabalho em casa

Programa:

1. Introdução aos estudos de envelhecimento cultural
2. Idadismos
3. A memória, o corpo e a identidade
4. “Restorying”, a vida e a escrita
5. O Bildungsroman e o Reifungsroman
6. Os novos olhares para o envelhecimento

Datas: 23-24 de Abril de 2024
Organização: CEAUL/ULICES/FLUL
Docente: Zuzanna Zarebska
Localização: Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa
Horário: A definir


ROAM Outreach 3


ROAM Outreach 3: FINDING A HOME (FOR ART) IN LISBON: AN INTERVIEW WITH CONTEMPORARY VISUAL ARTIST ALEKSEI GRIBEL

18 April 2024 | 11h ­— 12h30 | ROOM B112.C

Abstract

This event has been organised by three undergraduate students of Contemporary Visual Arts, a subject that is common to several degree courses at the School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon. The artist Aleksei Gribel will be interviewed by the three students about his work, his studies, his relationship with art and his life in Lisbon as a foreign artist. Topics such as his source of inspiration, the process of selecting materials for his artworks and what influences his choices, as well as the meaning of the concept of “home” for the artist, in the broad sense of the word, will be explored.

In addition, Aleksei Gribel will showcase one of his art pieces and elaborate on its construction and the story behind its creation. Lastly, both the artist and the students will give the audience the opportunity to ask questions and maybe have an open conversation about themes such as the artist’s political activism and how he expresses it in his (street) art, the artist’s background and origin, and his experience in finding a home (for art) in Lisbon.

Artist’s Bio note 

Aleksei Gribel, a Russian artist-sculptor, graduated from Saratov College of Information Technology and Management (SKiTU at SSTU), with a specialty in Decorative and Applied Art – Artist-master (hand-painted fabrics and hand weaving) in 2012. In 2013 he moved to St. Petersburg, immersing himself in diverse creative pursuits and refining his skills. By the end of the year, he began self-education in construction and form manipulation. In 2015, Gribel joined the “Interior Theatre” as a decoration creator, gaining valuable insights into design and self-expression. Transitioning to freelance work by late 2015, he focused on crafting sculptures, decorations, and props on commission. In 2017 he began to create street sculptures and installations, drawing on his artistic experience in various fields of art. He has since then continued to engage in street art, creating many works.

He has collaborated with companies such as the quest “ilocked”, “Rabbit hole”, “Big Funny”, “Movie art”, the Museum of Records and Facts “TITIKAKA”, the photography studio POLYGON, brand “TUNDRA” and has taken part in festivals such as “Gamma Festival 2016, 2019”, “SYSTEM 6. 0, 7.0”, “Solar Systo 2018”, “Journey 2019”, “St. Petersburg drizzle 2021”, “ArtWeekend 2021” (St. Petersburg), “Room in the Gully 2018, 2022” (Nizhny Novgorod).

With an extensive portfolio, Gribel has participated in numerous collective exhibitions and held a significant solo exhibition showcasing his decade-long artistic journey.

Some exhibitions:

  • June 2021, Youth Day Art Festival, eco-art “Bionic Structures”, Kvadrat Centre, St Petersburg, Russia
  • September 2021, Charity online auction of art group “Milestone” in support of independent media. Sculpture “Dish of the Day” sold to private collection. Moscow, Russia.
  • January 2022, Collective exhibition of studio works by street artists as part of Puskeen’s presentation of the “Public ART” application, Lumiere Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • October 2022 – participation in the auction of the art group “Veha”, “you will not be recognized” Moscow, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • November 2022 – Personal sale exhibition “Gribel’s Treasury” at the art space “F5”, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
  • December 2022 – participation in the international grant “Innenarchitektur von Kunstwohncontainern” in Fürstenwalde, Germany in the up-cycling Art Residence “P.a.S.E.V.” with the projects “Gribels port” and the functional object “techno-oven”

Scientific Coordinator: Paula Horta

Organisers: Dimitra Alevizopoulou, Ekaterina Tarasenko, Evelin Veres


Receber o Choque, Doar a Forma em Virginia Woolf e Clarice Lispector 


Receber o Choque, Doar a Forma em Virginia Woolf e Clarice Lispector 

19 de Abril 15h30 – 17h Sala B112.D 

Palestrante: Professora Flávia Trocoli (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)

Lily Briscoe, a pintora em To the Lighthouse [1927], de Virginia Woolf, termina de pintar sua tela diante da ausência de Mrs. Ramsay que, anteriormente, fora o referente para sua visão e seu quadro. G.H., escultora e narradora-protagonista de A paixão segundo G.H. [1964], de Clarice Lispector, só pode narrar depois de matar, comer e vomitar a barata no quarto da empregada. A partir dessas cenas,  serão abordadas as relações de homologias e diferenças naquilo que Virginia Woolf apontou como tarefa do artista: receber o choque e doar a forma.


Dinheiro & Dívidas n’O Mercador de Veneza


Dinheiro & Dívidas n’O Mercador de Veneza

18 de Abril 14h – 15h30 Sala C250

Anfitrião: Professor Miguel Ramalhete Gomes
Palestrante: Professora Priscila Matsunaga (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)
Faculdade de Letras Universidade de Lisboa

N’O Mercador de Veneza, de Shakespeare, a tragédia se disfarça de comédia: há dinheiro, dívidas e negócios por toda a parte. A peça provoca reações diversas ao tratar do antissemitismo pela abordagem de Shylock, o judeu. O usurário cobra uma libra de carne como multa de uma dívida contraída por Antônio, o Mercador. Neste seminário serão abordadas as relações das personagens a partir da antropologia econômica de David Graeber e o sistema de valores econômico-simbólicos presente na peça. O que, afinal, está em jogo quando o pagamento de uma dívida não se faz pela moeda, mas pela carne?