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Maria Teresa Castilho (collaborator)

Research Group: American Studies (RG 3)
Professional Title: Associate Professor 
Academic Degrees: (1996). Ph.D in American Literature, U Porto. 
Institutional Address: Rua António Cardoso, 613, hab. 203 - Porto
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Research Projects:

  • (2004-…) Mapping Dreams: British and North-American utopianism. (CETAPS). Researcher.

Research Outputs

Publications in peer reviewed journals and/or other publications:

  • (2008). “Da impossibilidade de voltar à ‘America’.” Via Panorâmica: Revista Electrónica de Estudos Anglo-Americanos. Series 1. Nr. 1.
  • (2005). “Delta Wedding: The Return of Laura to Jackson.” Via Panorâmica: Revista de Estudos Anglo-Americanos. Nr. 2: 7-21.

Further supervision:

  • (2009). Supervision of Maria de Fátima Tavares de Silva Brandão, “Almas em Fúria: vozes silenciadas, liberdades amordaçadas,” U Porto (M.A. in Anglo-american Studies).
  • (2009). Supervision of Raquel Tavares Gonçalves Branco Marques, “Anatomia da América em Adventures of Huckleberry Finn de Mark Twain: Representações Urbanas na Demanda do Ideal Pastoril,” U Porto (M.A. in Anglo-american Studies).
  • (2009). Supervision of Célia Susana de Sousa e Castro, “A ‘Demanda da Mãe’ em As I lay Dying de William Faulkner e The Optimist’s Daughter de Eudora Welty - Duas Viagens em Busca da Identidade,” U Porto (M.A. in Anglo-american Studies).
  • (2009). Supervision of Joana Raquel Antunes dos Santos,  “A luta pela emergência de uma Identidade Afro-Americana na Terra Prometida Norte-Americana,” U Porto (M.A. in Anglo-american Studies).

Chapters in books, including contributions to conference proceedings, contributions to festschriften, essays in collections:

  • (2009). “The Souther Agrarians: Utopian versus Industrial.” In  Lurdes Câncio Martins (Ed.) Act 18: Utopia e Ciência. Ribeirão: Edições Húmus Lda.
  • (2006). “Utopianism in ‘The Scarlet Letter’.” In José Eduardo Reis and Jorge Bastos da Silva (Eds.) Nowhere Somewhere: Writing, Space and the Construction of Utopia. Porto: U Porto, 109-117.
  • (2004). “As Colónias da Virgínia e do Massachusetts: Dois Projectos - uma mesma Visão Utópica.” In  (Fátima Vieira Co-eds:) Estilhaços de Sonhos. Famalicão: Edições Quasi.

Organisation of scientific dissemination activities:

  • (2009). Org. Committee 30th Annual APEAA Conference, U Porto, 19-21 Feb.
  • (2009). Org. Committee Conf. Obama Administration Personnel and Policy Issues, U Porto, 11 May.

Other activities:

  • Scient. Commission of Languages, Literatures and Cultures - Undergraduate degree, U Porto. Member.
  • APEAA (Associação Portuguesa de Estudos Anglo-americanos / Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies). Member.
  • EAAS (European Association for American Studies). Member.
  • USS (Utopian Studies Society). Member.

Presentations in national conferences

By invitation:

  • (2009). “How Welty doesn’t crusade.” Post-Racial America International Symposium, U Lisboa, 6-12 Nov.

By submission:

  • (2009). “Adventures of Huchleberry Finn: Looking for ‘America’.” 10th Int. Conf. Utopian Society, U Porto.
  • (2007). “The Southern Agrarians: Utopian Versus Industrial.” Conf. Act 18 - Utopia e Ciência, U Lisboa.
  • (2004). “Utopianism in the Scarlet Letter.” 5th Int. Conf. Utopian Society, U Porto.

Investigação Futura:

  • (forthcoming). “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Looking for ‘América’” (in print).
  • (ongoing). Supervision of Sérgio Bruno Vieira Pinto, “Abordagem do teor utópico de determinadas manifestações da cultura americana.”
  • (ongoing). Supervision of Maria João Cerqueira Félix da Silva, “Huck Finn: herói infanto-juvenil americano.”



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