Óscar Lopes Journey

He was notable as an essayist, linguist and literary critic and, among many other epithets that fit in a singular way, was the first director of the Faculty of Letters of the University of Porto (FLUP) in the post-25th of April. Óscar Lopes is the Eminent Figure of U.Porto 2018, an initiative that, throughout the year, proposes to celebrate the legacy of this unique personality of the history of the University and central figure of Portuguese culture of the second half of the twentieth century and beginning of the twenty-first century .

Promoted by the Rectory and the Faculty of Letters of the U.Porto (FLUP), the homage follows the evocative events of U.Porto emeritus personalities carried out over the last decade. All this through a series of actions open to the community, which, for several months and in different spaces, intend to remember, but above all celebrate the life and work of the one who “was a humanist and a wise man of many knowledges.”

After several initiatives throughout the year 2018 is at the Faculty of Letters, home of Óscar Lopes, which will take place what promises to be the highlights of the program of celebrations. On October 2nd, Tuesday and throughout the day (10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.), in the FLUP Meeting Room, the philosopher and essayist Eduardo Lourenço will join other essayists, writers and university professors in the area of literature for a day of debate dedicated to the theme “Óscar Lopes: the Seminal Power of the Word”.

Consult the program here: