Co-organiser: Centro de Estudos Comparatistas (CEC) – University of Lisbon
Our three lines of research are:
• Intercultural Studies, including the study of travel literature, utopian texts, and translation;
• Literary and Cultural European Studies, considering the Portuguese geopolitical and cultural position within the wider European framework, the focus will be placed on the European context, both synchronically and diachronically, although not neglecting Lusophone connections, as well as the significance of the West/East polarity.
• Interart Studies, including the investigation of the relations between literary discourse and other artistic practices such as film, theatre, painting, and architecture (adaptation, illustration, “ekphrasis”).
Within Intercultural studies and Cultural European our projects have focused on postcolonial literature, travel literature, utopian literature where concepts such as migration and hybridization play a central role.
Within Inter-art studies we have funded projects (and therefore interested researchers) in the areas of theatre and translation – areas which correspond to core-subjects in a Project such as “Playing Identities” and which we would like to develop further in the light of the research and activities proposed.