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University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (ULICES)
Alameda da Universidade
Faculdade de Letras
1600-214 Lisboa

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Mário Jorge Segurado Mendes Laranjeira Semião

Research Group: English Studies: Literature (RG 1)
Professional Title: Lecturer in Portuguese Language and Literature
Academic Degrees: MA in English Studies; BA in Applied Foreign Languages.
Institutional Address: CEAUL – Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa, Alameda da Universidade, 1600-214 Lisboa
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Research Projects:

  • (2012-...). The Reception of British and Irish Short Fiction in Portugal and Portuguese Short Fiction in the United Kingdom and Ireland (1980-2010) (ULICES). Team member.
  • (2011-…). Novas Cartas Portuguesas 40 Anos Depois (Instituto de Literatura Comparada Margarida Losa). Collaborator.

Main Achievements:

  • (2008). “’Going round in large, slow circles:’ Postmodernism and Ethics in Julian Barnes's A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters”, MA in English Studies (English Literature), Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon.

Research Outputs

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

  • (2009). Trans. Lars Saabye Christensen O Modelo. Lisboa: Cavalo de Ferro.
  • (2008). Trans. Torgny Lindgren A Última Receita. Lisboa: Cavalo de Ferro.

Other activities:

  • (2004-2006). Proof-reading of Anglo Saxonica: Revista do Centro de Estudos Anglísticos da Universidade de Lisboa, CEAUL/ULICES.
  • (2006). Proof-reading Andrea Canobbio O Jardim. Lisboa: Publicações D. Quixote.
  • (2005). Proof-reading George Steiner and Cécile Ladjali Elogio da Transmissão. Lisboa: Publicações D. Quixote.
  • (2004). Proof-reading LLFaria and TMalafaia (Eds.) O Lago de todos os Recursos, Lisboa: CEAUL.
  • (2003). Trans. appendix documents of Embassy of Portugal in New Delhi and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Eds.) Os Firangis na Chancelaria Mogol.

Presentations in international conferences


  • (2012). “‘A Collection of Stories from a Finalist of the Booker Prize’: The Reception of Julian Barnes’s Short Fiction in Portugal.” (Ex)Changes: Short Ficion in Portugal, U Birmingham, 30 Nov.
  • (2012). “Reading Josipovici reading Chardin: The Art of the Mundane, the Mundane as Art.” 11th Conf. European Society for the Study of English, Istanbul, 4-8 Sep.
  • (2011). “The Song not the Singer: Disrupted Narrative Voice in Gabriel Josipovici’s Mobius the Stripper.” Conf. The Singer not the Song: Narration in the Short Story, Sheffield Hallam U, 24 Jun.
  • (2008). “‘An Image of Hope Being Mocked’: Notes on the Dialogue between Géricault’s La Méduse and Barnes’s A History of the World in 10½ Chapters.” Higher Seminar in Language and Culture, Dalarna U, Sweden, 2 Oct.

Presentations in national conferences


  • (2013). “Walking by the Ouse’s Muddy Bank: The Presence of Virgina Woolf in the Work of Gabriel Josipovici.” Academy as Community, 34th Annual APEAA Conference, U Lisboa, 9-10 May.
  • (2013). “The Paintings of Goldberg: Variations:_or how art translates music into words.” Encontro do Grupo de Investigação I do CEAUL, U Lisboa, 24 Jan.
  • (2012). “Experimentalism and Intermediality in the Fictional Work of Gabriel Josipovici: Reading Making Mistakes.” Jornada de Jovens Investigadores do CEAUL, U Lisboa, 12 Jan.
  • (2011). “Musicalization and Self-Reflexivity: The Case of Gabriel Josipovici’s ‘Fuga’.” Conf. Music Discourse Power, U Minho, 17-19 Mar.
  • (2007). “Ethics and Aesthetics in Martin Amis’s Time’s Arrow.” 28th Annual APEAA Conference, U Évora, 20 Apr.
  • (2006). “From Catastrophe to History: Notes Toward a Categorisation of A History of the World in 10 ½ Chapters.” 9th Int. Conf. Short Story in English, U Lisboa, 22 Jun.
  • (2003). “An Archaeology of Individualism, or Nostalgia in Manhattan Transfer.” 2.ª Jornada de Estudos Americanos, U Lisboa, l6 May.

Future Research:

  • (2013). “’Good artists copy, great artists steal:’ On the Pictorial Cannibalism of Gabriel Josipovici.” Cannibal Modernisms, 2nd Annual Comparative Literature Int. Conf., King’s College, London, 7-8 Nov.
  • (2013). “Narrative Strategies and Intermedial Devices in Josipovici’s In The Fertile Land.” LISA e-journal: Special Volume on Gabriel Josipovici. (Fall/Winter).
  • (2014). “Art as Toy: Experimentalism and Intermediality in Gabriel Josipovici’s Fictional Work,” U Lisboa (Ph.D. in English Studies - English Literature). Fall.





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