Anglophone Travel Writing on Portugal: Anglo-Portuguese Literary Dialogues

Anglophone Travel Writing on Portugal: Anglo-Portuguese Literary Dialogues
2 November 2017, 10.00am - 6.00pm
Conference / Symposium
G7, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

A one-day conference on Anglo-Portuguese Studies, organised by the Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (NOVA, University of Lisbon), King's College London Camões Centre and the Anglo-Portuguese Society.
Chair: Dr Rogerio Puga (NOVA, University of Lisbon)


10.00 Welcoming address
João Silvestre (King's College Camões Centre), Sandra Carito (Anglo-Portuguese Society) and Carlos Ceia (CETAPS).

10.10-10.40 Keynote Lecture:
Carlos Ceia (CETAPS, NOVA FCSH): “The Uncanny Geography of Portugal in The High Mountains of Portugal, by Yann Martel”

Q&A: 10.40-10.50

10.50: Regina dos Santos Duarte (Director of Camões Institute in the UK): “Teaching Portuguese Literature in British Schools: Challenges of Working between Two Traditions”

11.10: Ana Rita Padeira (CETAPS, Open University): “An Artistic Gaze upon Portugal: James Murphy’s Travels (1789-1790)”

11.30: Isabel Simões Ferreira (CETAPS, Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon): “‘Echoes of British Contributions to the Celebrations of the Fourth Centenary of the Discovery of the Maritime Route to India’”

11.50: Gabriela Gândara Terenas (CETAPS, NOVA FCSH): “Republican Propaganda in Britain: a Progressive Portugal or a Domestication of the Other?”

Q&A: 12.10-12.25

12.25-14.00 Lunch (own arrangements)

14.00: João Paulo Ascenso Pereira da Silva (CETAPS, NOVA FCSH): “Portugal of the Portuguese (1915): Aubrey Bell’s Ultraconservative Perspective of the Political Turmoil in Portugal during the First Republic”

14.20: António Lopes (CETAPS, University of Algarve): “Always Intriguing for their own Personal Advantage”: Nathaniel Walter Barnardiston and the Portuguese Republicans”

14.40: David Evans (CETAPS, NOVA FCSH): “If”: Kipling and Salazar”

Q&A: 15.00-15.15

15.15: Rogério Miguel Puga (CETAPS, NOVA FCSH): “Stereotyping Catholic Goans: Evelyn Waugh’s Travel Chronicle “Goa: The Home of a Saint” (1953)”

15.35: Maria Zulmira Castanheira (CETAPS, NOVA FCSH): “Spellbinding Portugal: Two British Women’s Travel Voices (Mid-twentieth Century)”

15.55-16.10: Coffee break

16.10: Isabel Oliveira Martins (CETAPS, NOVA FCSH): “The Women at the Door: Depictions of Women in Recent Portuguese-American Fiction”

16.30: Mariana Gonçalves (CETAPS, NOVA FCSH): “Translating the Portuguese Nobel into English: José Saramago’s The Elephant’s Journey (2008)”

Q&A: 16.50-17.05

17.05: Closing remarks 


Supported by the Camões Centre, King’s College, London




Jenny Stubbs
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