Conceição Brandão

Conceição Brandão has a PhD in Portuguese Literature from the Portuguese Catholic University and a Master’s in Languages, Literatures and Cultures from the University of Aveiro, having centred her dissertation work on the work of Lídia Jorge: “Between silence and the brilliance of the word: sacrifice, freedom and memory”. She was a researcher at the Centre for Philosophical and Humanistic Studies in Portuguese Literature at the university where she obtained her doctorate. She is currently a member of the Margarida Losa Institute of Comparative Literature (FLUP). In 2014, she published the book Formas de Silêncio in Lídia Jorge’s “Combateremos a Sombra” and took part as a speaker in the conferences of the “Escritaria” literary festival in Penafiel, which honoured Lídia Jorge that year. In 2016, she published the poetry book Morrer na Luz, prefaced by Lídia Jorge, the short story “Imaginemos um Reino” (selected for an anthology of short stories for children – Phantasía) and the short story “Cada dia é diferente”, included in the book Vi(r)agem (published as part of the ASAS project). She has taken part in a number of international colloquia, which have resulted in several publications abroad. In 2020 she took part in the Colloquium in honour of the writer of The Day of the Prodigies, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the novel’s publication, at the Lisbon National Library. In the same year, she published an article in Colóquio Letras, nº 205, “Diante da manta do soldado: tempo, memória e transmutação lírica na obra de Lídia Jorge”. She has published several articles in magazines and other collective publications, both in Portugal and abroad (Colóquio/Letras, Jornal de Letras Artes e Ideias, Cintilações), which we highlight the publication of the text “The Image of a Running Stopper: The Garden Without Limits of Lídia Jorge and the cinema of Tarkovsky”, (Nazaré Torrão and Cândido Oliveira Martins, eds), Peter Lang, Oxford, United Kingdom (2023) and the article “Lídia Jorge, Misericórdia: O Magma poético” in Jornal de Letras, Artes e Ideias, nº1386.

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