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ESC#39: The Marvellous in Medieval Imagination
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ESC#39: The Marvellous in Medieval Imagination

Date: 20-28 June, 2016
Venue:
School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon
Organização:
ULICES

 

Duration: 14h contact hours

Schedule: 6 pm - 8 pm | theatre 3

Abstract: This course aims to explore the various aspects concerning the marvellous in the European imaginary of the Middle Ages offering a number of perspectives in, among other, Anglo-Saxon textual and visual representations associated with this subject, such as magic and witchcraft; mysterious spaces; supernatural creatures; metamorphosis; and the Devil.

Lecturers: Ana Rita Martins (FLUL/ULICES), Angélica Varandas (FLUL/ULICES), Diana Marques (ULICES), José Varandas (FLUL/Centro de História UL), Nuno Simões Rodrigues (Centro de História UL), Pedro Gomes Barbosa (Centro de História UL), Priscila Batalha

Scientific Coordination: ULICES Board of Directors (Teresa Cid, Alcinda Pinheiro de Sousa e Alexandra Assis Rosa)

Fees: 60€ regular fee | 25€ students | 35€ faculty and staff

Bionotes:

Ana Rita Martins is an English lecturer at the School of Arts and Humanities, Univ. of Lisbon, and a PhD student at ULICES. She holds a BA in English Studies, an MA in Medieval English Literature and is currently working on her PhD in Middle English Popular Romance. Her main research interests include Arthurian legend, medievalism, monsters, and fantasy and sci-fi. | Angélica Varandas is Auxiliary Professor in the Department of English Studies at the School of Arts and Humanities, Univ. of Lisbon (FLUL), where she teaches English Linguistics as well as Medieval Culture. She has written various articles on medieval literature and culture and two books on Celtic mythology, namely: Mitos e Lendas Celtas: Irlanda and Mitos e Lendas Celtas: País de Gales. | Diana Marques holds a degree in English and American Studies, from FLUL, where she also completed her MA with a dissertation on English medieval literature and culture. She is a PhD student at ULICES in the Research Group 1 and she is currently working on her PhD project on Fantasy literature. | José Varandas is Auxiliary Professor at the School of Arts and Humanities, Univ. of Lisbon (FLUL), where he completed his PhD in 2005 with the dissertation: “«Bonus Rex» ou «Rex Inutilis». As Periferias e o Centro. Redes de Poder no Reinado de D. Sancho II (1223-1248)”. His main research interests include: Medieval History, Military History, Rural History and Maritime History. | Pedro Gomes Barbosa is Associate Professor with Tenure. He teaches at the School of Arts and Humanities, Univ. of Lisbon (FLUL), where he coordenates the scientific fields of Medieval History and Regional and Local History. He is a researcher at Instituto Transatlântico Democrático and deputy director of Arab and Islamic Studies Institute “David Lopes” at FLUL. | Nuno Simões Rodrigues holds a PhD in Letters, specialized in Classical History and is Auxiliary Professor at the School of Arts and Humanities, Univ. of Lisbon (FLUL), where he teaches History of Classical Antiquity, Classical Art, Greek Religion and Mythology, among others. He is the author of Mitos e Lendas da Roma Antiga, and his main research interests include: Classical Antiquity History and Culture, Classical Antiquity Art, Greek Mythology and Religion, Classical Antiquity Historiography. | Priscila Batalha has a degree in Sociology from ISCTE. In 2015 she finished her MA in Culture and Communication at FLUL where she wrote a dissertation on “The Origins of the Medieval Devil Figurations”, mirroring the imagery of the devil's idea built from the anthropomorphic figure of Evil, with the contribution of the Christian Western culture.

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