Series of lectures: Vasos Comunicantes


The lecture series “Vasos Comunicantes” aims to present different research themes in Comparative Literature and/or adjacent fields, from the sharing of reflected testimonies about the whole process of comparative work and its respective contributions to the interlinguistic, intercultural, and interartistic knowledge of the literary phenomenon.

The goal is also to foster dialogue among specialists, senior researchers, post-graduate students, and other interested publics, in order to accompany issues and axial perspectives of the evolution of Comparative Literature itself as a scientific area.

There will be five sessions throughout the months of October-December:

  • José Eduardo Reis (UTAD) – October, 19th
    “Borges e Schopenhauer ou a tremenda conjectura da comparação literária”
  • Gonçalo Vilas-Boas (UP) – October, 26th
    “Mitos na Literatura: a figura do(s) Minotauro(s)”
  • Marta Teixeira Anacleto (UC) – November, 16th
    “João de Molière e Ricardo Pais: (re)figurações da escrita de um mito.”
  • Alexandra Ambrósio Lopes (UCP- Lisboa) – November, 23rd
    “Variações sobre um tema: os desafios hermenêuticos da tradução de literatura.”
  • Patrícia Ferreira (University of Massachusetts Amherst (EUA)) – December, 7th
    “Figurações da experiência pós-colonial: as metáforas do órfão e da guerra”



Photo Contest_Trees: Sap of the same Sap


In the context of the interdisciplinary symposium “Knowledge of Trees/Trees of Knowledge”, to be held on November 11st and 12nd, 2021, at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto (FLUP), the photo contest “Trees: Sap from the Same Sap” is being held.

The regulations and the registration form for the contest can be found in the following document.

The contest will take place from August 2nd to September 20th.

Concurso fotográfico

Interdisciplinary colloquium: The Knowledge of Trees/Trees of Knowledge


The interdisciplinary colloquium “The Knowledge of Trees/Trees of Knowledge” will take place on November 11st and 12nd, 2021, at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto (FLUP)

The program will be available soon.

Within the scope of this colloquium is the photographic competition “Trees: Sap from the same Sap”.


eLyra #17


Issue #17 of eLyra magazine is already online, under the title Poesia Indisciplinada, and organized by Patrícia Lino and Eduardo Jorge de Oliveira.

On the occasion of the 90th birthday of the Brazilian poet Augusto de Campos (São Paulo, 1931), this issue gathers essays, poems, and reviews that explore the relationship between Portuguese-Brazilian and Galician poetry and other disciplines. Among studies that address, in theory, and practice, visual, videographic, sound, and performance techniques, we propose a diverse range of readings that begins by covering the Brazilian and Portuguese 1950s and 1960s by considering the names of Augusto de Campos himself, Haroldo de Campos, Ana Hatherly, and Alexandre O’neill.


Session 04 with Charles Bernstein


In the next episode of the Poets Talk Politics series, we will be talking with Charles Bernstein about his new book, “Topsy-Turvy”. We will be discussing such topics as the role of poetics for citizenship, the importance of poetry in times of crisis (e.g. the pandemic), and the part that humor can play in the creation of political affinities, especially in an era of social atomization and alienation like our own.

As many of you know, Charles was one of the founders of the influential L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E group in American poetry, was the recent recipient of the important Bollingen Prize, played a central role in the establishment of the Poetics Program at SUNY Buffalo, co-created Pennsound (with Al Filreis) during his time at the University of Pennsylvania, has published many books of poetry and essay collections like “Attack of the Difficult Poems” and “Pitch of Poetry”.

In line with the work that the Institute for Comparative Literature has done in recent years on the topic, the series of online conversations entitled “Poets talk politics,” in which experts in contemporary poetry (from the ILC and other universities) will talk to a poet about the ways in which her/his work dialogues with the contemporary ideological milieu, negotiates the relationship between aesthetics and citizenship, and uses literary methods to produce political thought.

The broadcast will be via ILC’s Facebook channel and access is free.