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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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Research Groups
English Studies: Literature (RG 1)

Principal Investigators: Alcinda Pinheiro de Sousa and Angélica Varandas / Administrative Management: Ana Daniela CoelhoAna Rita Martins, Diana Marques e Maria José Pires

Number of researchers: 30 - Integrated members (with PhD): 11 / PhD students: 8 / Other researchers: 11

The goal of this Research Group for the next three years is to develop research focused on English Literature, from the medieval age to the digital age, and on literary theory, criticism and history. Entitled “English Literature in the World: From the Manuscript to the Digital”, this project entails interdisciplinary, intercultural, intermedial, and interarts studies inserted within the scope of digital humanities.

English Studies: Culture (RG 2)

Principal Investigators: Maria Teresa Barbieri de Ataíde Malafaia e Ana Cristina Ferreira Mendes

Number of researchers: 16 - Integrated members (with PhD): 7 / PhD students: 5 / Other researchers: 4

The team of researchers that has been commonly known as “Research Group 2”, ever since the beginning of ULICES, has always laid special emphasis on cultural studies. At a time when Literature and Linguistics seemed to monopolise the territory formerly classified under the heading of Philology, the study of “Culture” began to emerge as a comparatively new field of analysis and very quickly moved into interdisciplinary areas that have served to enrich this group’s research themes.

American Studies (RG 3)

Principal Investigators: Margarida Vale de Gato and Edgardo Medeiros da Silva

Number of researchers: 22 - Integrated members (with PhD): 11 / PhD students: 3 / Other researchers: 8

This research group focuses specifically on the area of American Studies, following a methodological approach based on intercultural and interdisciplinary dialogue between discrete cultural subjects — literature and music, autobiography and painting, literature and photography, cinema and other arts, literature and history. The group’s research is also characterized by a strong emphasis on the relationship between the Portuguese and American cultures, as well as on the intercultural and intracultural dynamics of Portuguese American Culture.

Other English-Speaking Literatures and Cultures (RG4)

Principal Investigator: Teresa Casal

Number of researchers: 10 - Integrated members (with PhD): 4 / PhD students: 4 / Other researchers: 2

Research Group 4 of the University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (ULICES) focuses on the English-speaking literatures and cultures that have emerged as autonomous areas of study over the last decades of the twentieth century, namely Irish Studies and the New Literatures in English from Australia, Canada, India, and South Africa.

Linguistics: Language, Culture and Society (RG 5)

Principal Investigator: Maria Luísa Azuaga

Number of researchers: 15 - Integrated members (with PhD): 5 / PhD students: 4 / Other researchers: 6

This research group uses language to analyse the relationship of mutual influence between this and the cultural and social aspects that are inherent in any linguistic practice.

Reception and Translation Studies (RG 6)

Principal Investigator: Alexandra Assis Rosa

Number of researchers: 13 - Integrated members (with PhD): 6 / PhD students: 4 / Other researchers: 3

This Research Group focuses on Reception and Translation Studies in Portugal and it is organized into four main areas. Firstly, it has contributed to the mapping of literary translation in Portugal by means of the project “Intercultural Literature in Portugal (1930-2000): A Critical Bibliography” (in partnership with CECC-UCP) and an exploratory project focusing on the study of indirect or mediated translation.  Secondly, it encompasses and offers supervision for individual and group research projects on translational norms regarding linguistic variation in literary and audiovisual texts, and on the role played by translation in importing literary and non-literary genres, especially within the current framework of the hegemony of English. Thirdly, it comprises a project related to the dissemination in Portuguese of contemporary short stories in English. Finally, it also encompasses two outreach initiatives with the aim of  disseminating research in Reception and Translation Studies, by promoting monthly talks on Translation Studies (ETC… Estudos de Tradução à Conversa, Website: : http://ww.etc.ulices.org) as well as annual conferences (JET, Jornadas de Estudos de Tradução, Website: http://www.etc.ulices.org/jet) and by fostering national and international partnerships.


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