Open Seminar: Decifrar (-se) e traduzir (-se) em torno da obra de Vitor Ramil

No próximo dia 6 de Novembro de 2018, terça-feira, pelas 17h30, na sala 305, a Prof. Doutora Luciana Wrege Rassier, da Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, subordinado ao tema “Decifrar (-se) e traduzir (-se) em torno da obra de Vitor Ramil”.

Knowing of Me Knowing of Things

On November 12 and 13 will be held the international symposium Knowing of Me Knowing of Things: Tribute to the 80 years of Maria Velho da Costa. The colloquium will take place in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto and in the National Theater of São João.

See the program here.

Internacional Colloquium: The language in the middle of the path


On November 15 and 16, in Meeting Room 2, will be held the international colloquium called “The language in the middle of the path”, which is a network of Brazilian literature teachers in Portugal.

See the program here.ILCML




Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto

APRIL 4-5, 2019


Organizing Committee
Joana Matos Frias
Rosa Maria Martelo

Metalepsis has been increasingly present in several artistic fields, by enhancing a self-reflexive porosity between narrative levels and by provoking a very special kind of ontological sliding. When Gérard Genette (1972) transferred this figure from the field of rhetoric to that of narratology, in order to describe the subversion of boundaries between narrative levels, or the non-distinction between the diegetic and extradiegetic worlds, he associated the disquieting nature of the metalepsis with the following “unacceptable and insistent” hypothesis: we, as recipients of a work structured by this narratological figure, may find ourselves in the (Borgesian) odd circumstance of noticing that the extradiagetic could already be the diegetic. Metalepsis has become a very relevant transmedial category in 20th- and 21st-century art, certainly also due to the fact that it signals the ontological instability proper to modern and contemporary thought.

The Intermedialities Group of the Margarida Losa Institute for Comparative Literature, from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto, will organize a IAWIS focus conference on metalepsis as a transmedial notion. We intend to discuss how and why this figure is so present in literature and in the arts in general, as well as to analyze its many ways of functioning. The conference will take place at the University of Porto, on April 4-5, 2019 and it will welcome proposals on the following topics:

  • The concept of metalepsis: history and theories;
  • Metalepsis from a transmedial perspective;
  • Metalepsis and literary genres; metalepsis and mise-en-abyme; reconfigurations of the author and the reader;
  • Experiencing contemporary literature and other arts: ontological metalepsis in literature, in visual and audiovisual arts, and in performing arts;
  • Metalepsis and the crisis of the apparatus;
  • Metalepsis and poetry.

Proposals should be sent via email to ilc@letras.up.ptuntil the December14, 2018, with the following details:

  • Name
  • Bio note (±200 words)
  • Institutional affiliation
  • Title
  • Research topic
  • Abstract  (±200 words)

Notification of acceptance: until January 18, 2018

Registration fee

Early bird fee
Until February 1, 2018
Professors and Researchers with Ph.D: 100,00 €
Students: 50,00 €
ILC, LyraCompoetics Network Members: 0,00

Late comers
From February 2 to February 25, 2018
Professors and researchers with Ph.D: 120,00 €
Students: 60,00 €
ILC and LyraCompoetics Network Members:0,00

For further queries please contact:

Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa

With the label of IAWIS/AIERTI (International Association of Word and Image Studies)

Call For Papers: Alimentopia Project

An International Conference

To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the publication of Defoe’sRobinson Crusoe, the 70th anniversary of Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and the 50th anniversary of Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness, the ALIMENTOPIA Team invites fellow researchers to participate in More Meals to Come, an International Conference on Utopian/Dystopian Foodways. We are especially interested in multidisciplinary approaches bridging utopian studies and food studies within fields such as Literature, Linguistics, Culture, History, Nutrition, Psychology, Anthropology, and the Arts.

As the European Food and Nutrition Action Plan 2015-2020 shows, the issues normally raised regarding food relate to the economicand environmental sustainability of food production and to citizens’health and well-being. However, the construction of an inclusive society forces us to look beyond food itself, namely at how food is related to human experience. Besides its more obvious political, economic, health and environmental implications, food can tell stories of migration, assimilation, resistance and social dynamics (through which identities, relationships and hierarchies are (re)produced). It accordingly plays a discreet but central role in imagining blueprints for an inclusive society.

ALIMENTOPIA / Utopian Foodways is a Project that aims to offer a multidisciplinary approach to the discussion about future conditions of food production and consumption through holistic and prospective utopian thinking, thus aiding the implementation of the emerging field of Food Studies in Portugal.

We particularly welcome approaches that focus on the followingtopics of interest:

  • Food and Speculative Fiction/Science Fiction Utopia, Food and Gender
  • Utopia, Food and Ecological Crisis
  • Utopia, Food and Difference
  • Utopia, Food and Migrations
  • Food as Intercultural Conversation and Form of Sociability Dystopia, Food Disorders and Transgressions
  • Food Ethics and Utopian Diets
  • Food (and) Aesthetics
  • Food and Words

Participations may be in one of the following formats: individual paper (20 min.), poster (10 min.), book presentation (10 min.), roundtable (90 min.).

For more informations see the document.

CFP: More Meals to Come