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Anglophone Travel Writing on Portugal: Anglo-Portuguese Literary Dialogues

  • 2 Nov 2017
  • 10:00 - 18:00
  • G7, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Second One-Day Conference on
Anglo-Portuguese Studies

"Anglophone Travel Writing on Portugal and its Colonies: Anglo-Portuguese Literary Dialogues”

This one-day conference aims to analyse literary and cultural Anglo-portuguese dialogues throughout the centuries, paying special attention to the anglophone gaze over Portugal and the literary representations of the country and its colonies.

Organised by: Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS), NOVA FCSH; Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR), University of London; Anglo-Portuguese Society


November 2, 2017 - 10:00am

Venue: room G7, Ground Floor (Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU)


Opening session 10am

João Silvestre (IMLR, Instituto Camões)

Chairman (Anglo-Portuguese Society)


10.10-10.40 Keynote Lecture:

Carlos Ceia (CETAPS, NOVA FCSH): “The Uncanny Geography of Portugal in The High Mountains of Portugal, by Yann Martel”

Q&A: 10.40-10.50

10.50: Regina dos Santos Duarte (Director of Camões Institute in the UK and the Channel Islands): “Teaching Portuguese Literature in British Schools: Challenges of Working between Two Traditions”

11.10: Conceição Castel-Branco (CETAPS, NOVA FCSH): “The ‘Royal Adventure’ of Queen Catherine of Braganza: Travelling among Cultures.”

11.30: Ana Rita Padeira (CETAPS, Open University): “An Artistic Gaze upon Portugal: James Murphy’s Travels (1789-1790)”

11.50: Isabel Simões Ferreira (CETAPS, Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon): “‘Echoes of British Contributions to the Celebrations of the Fourth Centenary of the Discovery of the Maritime Route to India’”

12.10: Gabriela Gândara Terenas (CETAPS, NOVA FCSH): “Republican Propaganda in Britain: a Progressive Portugal or a Domestication of the Other?”

Q&A: 12.30-12.45

12.45-14.00 Lunch

14.00: João Paulo Ascenso Pereira da Silva (CETAPS, NOVA FCSH): “Portugal of the Portuguese (1915): Aubrey Bell’s Ultraconservative Perspective of the Political Turmoil in Portugal during the First Republic”

14.20: António Lopes (CETAPS, University of Algarve): “Always Intriguing for their own Personal Advantage”: Nathaniel Walter Barnardiston and the Portuguese Republicans”

14.40: David Evans (CETAPS, NOVA FCSH): “If”: Kipling and Salazar”

Q&A: 15.00-15.15

15.15: Rogério Miguel Puga (CETAPS, NOVA FCSH): “Stereotyping Catholic Goans: Evelyn Waugh’s Travel Chronicle “Goa: The Home of a Saint” (1953)”

15.35: Maria Zulmira Castanheira (CETAPS, NOVA FCSH): “Spellbinding Portugal: Two British Women’s Travel Voices (Mid-twentieth Century)”

15.55-16.10: Coffee break

16.10: Isabel Oliveira Martins (CETAPS, NOVA FCSH): “The Women at the Door: Depictions of Women in Recent Portuguese-American Fiction”

16.30: Mariana Gonçalves (CETAPS, NOVA FCSH): “Translating the Portuguese Nobel into English: José Saramago’s The Elephant’s Journey (2008)”

Q&A: 16.50-17.05

17.05: Closing remarks

The Anglo-Portuguese Society is  a registered Charity

in England and Wales (No. 313589)

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