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Edgardo António Medeiros da Silva

Research Group: American Studies (RG 3)
Professional Title:
Assistant Professor
Academic Degrees:
(2007) Ph.D. in North-American Culture, with thesis entitled The Political Jeremiad of Henry Adams, Universidade de Lisboa; (1998) M.A. in North-American Literature and Culture, with thesis entitled Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone ou O Sonho Adiado de James Baldwin, Universidade de Lisboa; (1984) B.A. in Classical Studies, The University of Calgary.
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 CEAUL - Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa, Alameda da Universidade, 1600-214 Lisboa
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Main Achievements:

  • (2007). "The Political Jeremiad of Henry Adams," U Lisboa (Ph.D. in North American Culture). Thesis supervisors: Profs. Teresa Cid and Ronald Johnson. June 2007. Final Mark: Summa cum Laude.

Research Outputs

Publications in peer reviewed journals and/or other publications:

  • (2013). “Lessons from the Past: The Panic of 1893.” Anglo-Saxónica. Series III. Nr. 5: 203-25.
  • (2010). “The Powerless Diplomacy of the Abbé Correia da Serra,” Anglo-Saxónica. Series III. Nr. 1: 343-60.
  • (2010). “Self and Nation in Henry Adams’s Works,” Op. Cit: A Journal of Anglo-American Studies. Vol. 12: 289-305.
  • (2008). “Manifest Destiny’ in Henry Adams’ History of the United States – The Powerless Diplomacy of the Abbé Correia,” 3rd World Congress of the International American Studies Association (IASA), CD-ROM.

Conference proceedings:

  • (2008). “The Hidden Meaning of Literary Success: The Case of Henry Adams.” In Anthony Barker et al. (Eds.) Essays from the 29th Annual APEAA Conference. Aveiro: U Aveiro, 77-86.
  • (2008). “‘Manifest Destiny’ in Henry Adams’ History of the United States – The Powerless Diplomacy of the Abbé Correia.” 3rd World Congress of the International American Studies Association (IASA), CD-ROM.
  • (2007). “Henry Adams and the Question of Free Trade in Postbellum America.” In Novos Caminhos da História e da Cultura: Actas do XXVII Encontro da APEAA, Associação Portuguesa de Estudos Anglo-Americanos. Lisboa: Editorial Minerva, 249-58.
  • (2004). “Democracy – An American Novel – A Contextualized Reading.” Forms of Representation, Ways of Reading, 25th Annual APEAA Conference, U Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, 22-24 Abril, CD-ROM.

Books and book chapters of international circulation:

  • (2013). “The Politics of (Non-)Belonging in The Education of Henry Adams,” Performing Identities and Utopias of Belonging. Eds. Teresa Botelho and Iolanda Ramos. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013: pp. 37-51.

Books, including single-authored works (including scholarly editions of oral or written texts and translations with introductions and commentary):

  • (2013). Translation reviewer of Richard D. Davis, O Abade Correia da Serra da América, 1812-1820. U Lisboa: Imprensa de Ciências Sociais.

Perfomances and exhibitions to the extent that they embody research:

  • (2009). Bibliographical exhibition Abraham Lincoln (Co-org: IOMartins), Library of the Faculty of Letters, U Lisboa, Nov.
  • (2009). Bibliographical exhibition Edgar Allan Poe in Portugal (Co-org: MVGato), National Library of Portugal, Mar.

Organisation of scientific dissemination activities:

  • (2012-13). English-Speaking Film Festival (Co-org: RAmorim), School of Social and Political Sciences, U Técnica Lisboa, Oct-May.
  • (2012). Exec. Committee Communication, Culture and DevelopmentX LUSOCOM Conference, School of Social and Political Sciences, U Técnica Lisboa, 27-29 Sep.
  • (2011). Exec. Committee Women and the Arts: Dialogues in Female Creativity – International Conference, U Lisboa, 15-17 Jun.
  • (2010). Exec. Committee Do You Bowles? – Centennial International Conference, U Lisboa, 21-23 Oct.
  • (2009). Exec. Committee Poe and Gothic Creativity – International Symposium, U Lisboa, 18-20 Mar.
  • (2008). Org. Committee Post-Racial America – Has the USA Moved Beyond the Race Issue? – An International Symposium, U Lisboa, 6-13 Nov.
  • (2008). Exec. Committee Narrating the Portuguese Diaspora (1928/2008): International Conference on Storytelling, U Lisboa, 23-25 Oct.

Other activities

Presentations in international conferences

Poster:

  • (2013). "Theme and Subject Matter in Francis Parkman’s The Old Régime in Canada." 6th World Congress of the International American Studies Association (IASA), U Szczecin, Poland, 3-6 Aug.
  • (2011). “The Imagined Polity of Henry Adams.” American Configurations, 5th World Congress of the International American Studies Association (IASA), U Federal Fluminense, 27-29Jul.
  • (2009). “The Cameron Report: Henry Adams and the Cause of Cuban Independence.” Decoding American Cultures in the Global Context, 4th World Congress of the International American Studies Association (IASA), Beijing Foreign Studies U, 18-20 Sep.

Presentations in national conferences

By invitation:

  • (2012). “Victorian Americans, or Henry Adams and the ‘Genteel Tradition’ in American Letters.” Int. Seminar Victorians Like Us. Memories: Dialogues and Trends, U Lisboa, 21-23 Nov.
  • (2011). “America’s Romantic Historians – Prescott, Bancroft, Motley, and Parkman.” Meetings of the American Culture Institute (ICA), U Lisboa, 14 Dec.
  • (2010). “The Race Issue in American History.” National African-American History Month, U Lisboa, 2 Feb.

Poster:

  • (2013). “Observing the American Scene – The Abbé Correia da Serra in America, 1812-1820.” Neither Here Nor There, Yet Both: Int. Conf. on the Luso-American Experience, U Lisboa/U Nova Lisboa, 11-13 Jul.
  • (2012). “Redeeming the Old South in David O. Selznick’s Gone with the Wind.” Int. Conf. Changing Times – Performances and Identities on Screen, U Lisboa, 7-9 Nov.
  • (2012). “Lessons from the Past: The Panic of 1893.” Authority vs. Alterity: The Return of Hegemony? 33rd Annual APEAA Conference, U Católica, 20-21 Sep.
  • (2011). “After the Linguistic Turn: New Historicism and American Historical Narratives.” Current Debates in English and American Studies, 32nd Annual APEAA Conference, U Porto, 12-14 May.
  • (2010). “The Machinery of Politics in Twain and Warner’s The Gilded Age.” The Mark Twain Centennial – An International Symposium, Luso-American Foundation (FLAD), 8 Oct.
  • (2010). “Self and Nation in Henry Adams’s Works.” Geographies of the Self, 31st Annual APEAA Conference, Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa, 15-17 Apr.
  • (2009). “The Construction of a Historical Self: Ancestor Worship in the Writings of Henry Adams.” Self, Memory, and Expression, 30th Annual APEAA Conference, U Porto, 19-21 Feb.
  • (2008). “Boston-Ponta Delgada, 1815.” Int. Conf. From Brazil to Macao: Travel Writing and Diasporic Space, U Lisboa, 10-14 Sep.
  • (2008). “The Hidden Meaning of Literary Success: The Case of Henry Adams.” Success and Failure, 29th Annual APEAA Conference, U Aveiro, 17-19 Apr.
  • (2005). "Historical Consciousness and the Auto/biographical in The Education of Henry Adams." Blurring of Boundaries / International Dialogues Symposium, CEAUL/ULICES, 18-20 Oct.
  • (2004). “Democracy – An American Novel – A Contextualized Reading.” Forms of Representation, Ways of Reading, 25th Annual APEAA Conference, U Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, 22-24 Apr.
  • (2002). “James Baldwin and the American Civil Rights Movement.” New Literary Histories, 23rd Annual APEAA Conference, U Coimbra, 18-20 Apr.

Future research:

  • (Fall 2013). “The Politics of (Non-) Belonging in The Education of Henry Adams.” In Collected Essays from Performing Identities in British and American Contexts. Cambridge Scholars Publishing (in print).



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