Activities Organised by the ILC in 2019

ILCML

NOTE: To review the available information about our 2019 publications, see the sections dedicated to the journals (Cadernos de Literatura ComparadaeLyra and ESC:ALA), series (Estudos de Literatura Comparada, CygnusPulsarCassiopeia and Libretos) and other publications (co)edited by ILC.

 

National and International Conferences

Scientific Journey: Écrivains, Et Davantage

ILCMLType: Scientific Journey
Dates: 12 March 2019
Local: Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto
Organization: Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa

The French Studies of FLUP, in partnership with APEF, the Institut Français du Portugal, Wallonie-Bruxelles International, and ILCML, organize on 12 March 2019 the Scientific Journey “Écrivains et davantage”. Projects and Réseaux multiples des auteurs de langue française devoted to the exhibition of contemporary literary writing practices in French in dialogue with the inter-arts, and / or extending into projects of cultural intervention, often with explicit purposes of social repercussion. The conference of French-Belgian Belgian writer and polemicist Marcel Sel on the theme “Rapport between Politique / Dictature et l’être (from the Roman Rose)” will also take place on 13 March.

The program can be consulted:
Programa

Organization:
Ana Paula Coutinho (Universidade do Porto, Portugal)
José Domingues De Almeida (Universidade do Porto, Portugal)
Maria de Fátima Outeirinho (Universidade do Porto, Portugal)

International Colloquium: Metalepse e Transmedialidade

ILCML

Type: International Colloquium
Dates: 4-5 April 2019
Local: Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto
Organization: Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa

The Intermedialities Group of the Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa organized a congress around metalepsis as a transmedial notion. The aim was to find out how and why this figure is so present in literature and the arts in general and to analyze its many forms of functioning and manifestation.

The program can be consulted:
Programa Metalepse e Transmedialidade

Organization:
Joana Matos Frias
Rosa Maria Martelo

International Conference: More Meals to Come

ILCML

Type: International Conference
Dates: 11-13 April 2019
Local: Faculdade de Letras, University do Porto
Organization: Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa and CETAPS

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.

The program can be consulted:
Programa

Organization:
Instituto de Literatura Comparada Margarida Losa

Colloquium Literatura e Medicina: Homenagem a Fernando Namora

ILCML

Type: Colloquium
Dates: 23 April 2019
Local: Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto
Organization: Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa

In April 2019, the anniversary of the birth of the writer Fernando Namora (1919-1989) was celebrated, one of the unavoidable figures of 20th-century Portuguese literature. This event was the starting point, by way of tribute to the author, for the organization of a Colloquium on the interface between Literature and Medicine.

The program can be consulted:
Programa

Organization:
Fernando Batista
Maria de Lurdes Sampaio

Spring Seminar: On Cinema

ILCML

Type: Seminar
Dates: 23-24 May 2019
Local: Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Organization: Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa  and School of Arts

On 23 and 24 May, at the Portuguese Catholic University, a seminar was held to discuss the various forms of experience and production of cinema.

The program can be consulted:
On Cinema – Spring Seminar – Program

 

Utopias Queer: 50 years of Stonewall

ILCMLType: Simpósio
Dates: 23 de Maio de 2019
Local: Rectory, University of Porto
Organization: Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa and JRAAS

At a time when it is essential to reflect on possible Utopias and value the legitimation of the transformations needed to bring about radical changes in society. Since the Stonewall Riots in 1969, the LGBTQ + community has been consolidating and gaining relevance, claiming spaces of freedom to think about sexual identities. The Utopias Queer event was intended to critically reflect on the successes and challenges of the last 50 years about sexualities and to speculate on the future, using the notion of utopia as its central theme.

Scientific Journey: Ler António Franco Alexandre

ILCML

Type: International Journey
Dates: 23 September 2019
Local: Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto
Organization: Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa

Reading the work of a poet with the maximum intensity and concentration that we are capable of is undoubtedly the best tribute we can give him. It is from this perspective that we organize a journey dedicated to the reading of the poetic work of António Franco Alexandre, intending to explore the various forms of decentralization it promotes.

The program can be consulted:
Programa

Organization:
Joana Matos Frias
Rosa Maria Martelo

International Journey: Europe Literary Liminalities

ILCML

Type: International Journey
Dates: 27 September 2019
Local: Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto
Organization: Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa

Indeed, the current conjuncture of the Old Continent, confronted with dangerous populist drift and the temptation of a nationalist closure, makes the fictional concern of writers challenged by this problematic complexity to settle among the still remarkable memorial sequelae of the conflictual history inherited from the 18th century. On the other hand, the prospective idea of an institutional construction to which Europe cannot be reduced, and which has been essentially based on the economic and financial plan.

The program can be consulted:
Programa

Organization:
Ana Paula Coutinho
Gonçalo Vilas-Boas
Maria de Fátima Outeirinho
Teresa Martins de Oliveira

Multidisciplinar Cycle: And Yet, They Move! Women in the Arts and Sciences

ILCML

Type: Multidisciplinar Cycle
Dates: 10 September – 29 October 2019
Locals: Various locals of Porto
Organization: Rectory of Porto University and Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa

In 1889, the first woman graduated from a Portuguese university. One hundred and thirty years later, it will seem consensual to the importance that women play in university and society at large. And yet, in many cases, their journey has been slow and painful, and we know very little about many of them. Who are these women? What are your stories? What obstacles did you have to face? From the famous phrase that Galileo will have uttered before the court of the Inquisition “E pur, si muove!”, the multidisciplinary cycle And Yet, They Move! Women in the Arts and Sciences, intends, therefore, to honor the contribution of several women in different professional areas, as well as to explain their history and the gesture of rebellion that was to challenge and overcome the limits culturally associated with their sex. This multidisciplinary event took place from September 10 to October 29, 2019, in various venues in the city of Porto. The program, including debates, roundtables, film cycles, exhibitions, conferences, radio shows, and book launches, showed how, despite everything and against everything, women often moved. And after all, with them, also the world.

The program can be consulted:
Programa

Organization:
Ana Luísa Amaral
Marinela Freitas
Maria Clara Paulino

Scientific Journey: Em Torno de Viagens e outras Deslocações

ILCML

Type: Scientific Journey
Dates: 2 October 2019
Local: Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto
Organization: Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa

Throughout its 20-year history and among many other lines of research, the Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa has been developing research around travel literature, a fertile ground for thinking relational dynamics. For 15 years, the continuous existence of a course on travel literature is now offered in postgraduate study plans at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Porto. It is in this context that the scientific journey “Around travels and other displacements” emerged, which was attended by Almeida Faria and Eduardo Salavisa.

The program can be consulted:
Programa

Organization: 
Gonçalo Vilas-Boas
Maria de Fátima Outeirinho

International Colloquium: Corps politique, corps social dans les aires lusophones

ILCML

Type: International Colloquium
Dates: 14-16 October 2019
Local: University of Sorbonne, France
Organization: University of Sorbonne and Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa

The University of Sorbonne, France, in partnership with ILC organized the international colloquium “Corps politique, corps social dans les aires lusophones”, which took place from 14 to 16 October.

The program can be consulted:
Programa

 

Scientific Journey: Um dia inteiro para morrer completamente a finitude nas artes

ILCMLType: Scientific Journey
Dates: 11 October 2019
Local: Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto
Organization: Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa

With the development of different artistic practices and genres, the topics of death and finitude take on new forms and expressions.
As can be inferred from this short summary, the relations of writing and image to death are ancient and multiple, as are the innumerable figurations of finitude in the arts. Therefore, this Day aimed to bring together researchers from various disciplines and to promote debate between their different perspectives on this subject. Like Herberto Helder’s poem, from which we borrowed the verse that serves as our title, we will try to think about the figurations of death. We will devote one day of our lives to this difficult task: a whole day to reflect on finitude in the arts.

The program can be consulted:
Programa

Organization: 
Elisabete Marques (UP/ILCML)
Fernando Velasco (UP/ILCML)
Rosa Maria Martelo (UP/ILCML)

Scientific Journey | Exhibition | Concert: Agustina: novas leituras, outras metamorfoses

Type: Journey, Exhibition and Concert
Dates: 17 & 24 October 2019
Local: Faculty of Arts and Humanities and Rectory, University of Porto
Organization: Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa

Reflection on this project of curriculum and interartistic articulation, on October 17th, was a meeting entirely dedicated to the author d’A Sibila, at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of Porto, with the presence of the painter Graça Morais, and the specialist of cinema António Preto. Occasion to navigate the links between Agustina, Painting and Cinema.

The students’ works were later presented and exhibited at the “Common House” of the Rectory of the University of Porto, on October 24th, as part of the multidisciplinary cycle “And yet, they move! Women in the Arts and Sciences. ”

The program can be consulted:
Programa

Organization: 
Ana Paula Coutinho

Colloquium: A Crítica de Jorge de Sena

ILCMLType: Colloquium
Dates: 6-8 November 2019
Local: Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, Lisboa
Organization: Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa

The colloquium discussed, for three days, Jorge de Sena’s essay production. In the month and year that Jorge de Sena would be 100 years old, this initiative, organized by Joana Meirim of the Portuguese Catholic University and Joana Matos Frias of the Institute of Comparative Literature, aims to draw attention to a less scrutinized facet. by inviting several speakers from different fields to read and debate Jorge de Sena’s prolific and attentive critique of the subjects and authors in which they are experts.

The program can be consulted:
Programa

Organization: 
Joana Meirim (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)
Joana Matos Frias (Instituto de Literatura Comparada)

Cycle Sophia e as Artes

ILCMLType: Cycle
Dates: November and December 2019
Local: Serralves-Museu de Arte Contemporânea and Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett
Organization: Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa, Serralves Foundation and Porto City Council

Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen has always shown keen attention to the relationship between the art of the word and the other arts. From music to dance, through painting, sculpture or architecture, the presence of the arts is recurrent in his work, both at the thematic level and at the level of forms and rhythms. The Sophia and the Arts cycle, which commemorates the centenary of Sophia’s birth, will consist of five sessions distributed between November and December. The first four sessions will focus on bringing the poet’s work into dialogue with art or artistic area: “Sophia and Music”; “Sophia and the Dance”; “Sophia and the Plastic Arts”; Sophia and the Form. Two speakers were invited to this dialogue, specialists in Sophia’s work and in the art chosen for the respective session.
Versos dança música pintura
Um mundo vivo em canto e em figura 
Que a vida inteira ficará comigo

The program can be consulted:
Programa

Organization: 
Ana Luísa Amaral
Isabel Pires de Lima
Rosa Maria Martelo

Scientific Journey: Práticas e memórias de exclusão: o romance de adultério do século XIX

ILCMLType: Scientific Journey
Dates: 21 November 2019
Local: Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto
Organization: Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa

At a time when our society – in which gender equality is consensually and legally consigned – is shaken by the realization that many of the stereotypes and prejudices of two centuries ago still exist and that even today incomprehensible practices of exclusion still take place a return to the adultery novels of the century XIX and the questions that arise in them seem pertinent. In fact, interrogations such as female adultery as a violation of order and promoter of social dissolution or as a sign and consequence of a society marked by a twofold moral pattern and of an unfortunate effect on women, adultery as the emergence of the natural (Bagulay, 1990) or as an expression of feminine affirmation, condemnation of women as a replacement of order, or as a manifestation of the violence of a patriarchal society, are issues present in the literary and artistic cultural history that must be revisited.

The program can be consulted:
Programa

Organization: 
Teresa Martins de Oliveira
Maria de Fátima Outeirinho

Scientific Journey: saio hoje ao mundo. Homenagem a Herberto Helder

Type: Scientific Journey
Dates: 26 November 2019
Local: Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto
Organization: Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa

On November 26th a scientific day was held in honor of Herberto Helder.

The program can be consulted:
Programa Jornada 

 

Organization: 
Ana Cristina Joaquim
Pedro Eiras
Rosa Maria Martelo

Open Seminar

Open Seminar with Annita Costa Malufe

ILCMLType: Open Seminar
Dates: 21 de março de 2019
Local: Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto
Organization: Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa

The open seminar on “Assembly and Image-Movement in Ana Cristina Cesar” was held by Prof. Dr. Annita Costa Malufe from Brazil.

 

 

 

Open Seminar with Liliane Corrêa and Maged Elgebaly

ILCMLType: Open Seminar
Dates: 24 May 2019
Local: Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto
Organization: Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa

Prof. Dr. Liliane Corrêa addressed “Egypt between Eça de Queiroz and Dom Pedro II” and Prof. Dr. Maged Elgebaly the theme “The Comparative Study between Eça de Queiroz’s ‘Egypt’ and Alexandra Lucas Coelho’s ‘Tahrir'”. The event was moderated by Prof. Dr. Jorge Alves, Master in Contemporary History.

 

 

Open Seminar with Bruno Porto

ILCMLType: Open Seminar
Dates: 27 May 2019
Local: Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto
Organization: Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa

On May 27, at 5:30 pm, there was an open seminar given by Dr. Bruno Porto of the University of Brasilia. The conference brings together the two most recent investigations conducted by Brazilian designer Bruno Porto on the covers of Tintin albums, part of an ongoing study of graphic design aspects in the comic.

 

 

Emira Gerguri talks about the women rights in Kosovo

ILCMLType: Seminar
Dates: 12 July 2019
Local: Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto
Organization: Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa

Burrneshat is a concept that defines women who take a vow of chastity and wear men’s clothing to live like men in the patriarchal society of northern Albania. On July 12, at the Red Confraria Women’s Bookstore, a session was held with Emira Gerguri, who spoke about this tradition, as well as Women’s Rights in Kosovo.

 

Book Presentations

E Contudo Elas Movem-se! Mulheres e Ciência

ILCMLDate: 10 September 2019
Local: Rectory, University of Porto
Organization: Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa

 

Abstract: The Opening Session of the Multidisciplinary Cycle “And Yet They Move! Women in the Arts and Sciences” took place on September 10, at 6 pm in the Auditorium of the Common House of the Rectory of the University of Porto. The opening ceremony was followed by the release of the book “And Yet, They Move! Women and Sciences (with Poems)” and the live recording of three broadcasts of the Antenna 2 program with Ana Luísa Amaral and Luís Caetano.

 

Exhibitions

20 anos. Instituto de Literatura Comparada Margarida Losa

ILCMLType: Exhibition
Dates: 18 Jan-04 Mar
Local: Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto
Organization: Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa

The exhibition for 20 years. Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa was inaugurated in January 2019 at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of Porto.

Videos about the exhibition:
Interview with Members of the Scientific Direction – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5ZuaziNXDg&feature=emb_title
Interview with integrated members – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUXtz-bcZL4
Exposição – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH8OMjq-s0w

E Contudo, Elas Movem-se! Mulheres e Ciência

ILCMLDate: 10 September – 29 October 2019
Local: Rectory of Porto
Organization: Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa and Rectory of University of Porto

Abstract:
In 1889, the first woman graduated from a Portuguese university. One hundred and thirty years later, it will seem consensual to the importance that women play in university and in society at large. And yet, in many cases, their journey has been slow and painful, and we know very little about many of them. Who are these women? What are your stories? What obstacles did you have to face? From the famous phrase that Galileo will have uttered before the court of the Inquisition “E pur, si muove!”, the multidisciplinary cycle And Yet, They Move! Women in the Arts and Sciences intends, therefore, to honor the contribution of several women in different professional areas, as well as to explain their history and the gesture of rebellion that was to challenge and overcome the limits culturally associated with their sex. This multidisciplinary event took place from September 10 to October 29, 2019, in various venues in the city of Porto. The program, including debates, roundtables, film cycles, exhibitions, conferences, radio shows, and book launches, showed how, despite everything and against everything, women often moved. And after all, with them, also the world.

Organization:
Ana Luísa Amaral
Daniel Floquet
Ivana Schneider
Jaqueline Pierazzo
Maria Clara Paulino
Marinela Freitas
Marta Correia
Em Torno de Viagens e outras Deslocações

ILCMLDate: 10 September – 12 October 2019
Local: Piso 0 e 1 – Central Library – FLUP
Organization: Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa

Abstract: 
Throughout its 20-year history and among many other lines of research, the Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa has been developing research around travel literature, a fertile ground for thinking relational dynamics. For 15 years, the constant existence of a course on travel literature is now offered in postgraduate study plans at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Porto. It is in this context that the scientific journey “Around travels and other displacements” emerged, which was attended by Almeida Faria and Eduardo Salavisa.

 

Organization:
Gonçalo Vilas-Boas
Maria de Fátima Outeirinho