“European, they say I am”, “but African, I feel”: The Double Space Identity in Rui Knopfli’s Poetry

In his very first book of poems, O País dos Outros, [The Country of the Others] (1959), Rui Knopfli writes “ European, they say I am”, “but African, I feel’ (Knopfli, 2003:59). By this he is expressing the conflicting quest for his own identity; its split between the two spaces of its self-representation: Europe and [...]

By |2019-11-07T19:14:10+08:00October 31st, 2019|Conference/Seminar, Past Activities|Comments Off on “European, they say I am”, “but African, I feel”: The Double Space Identity in Rui Knopfli’s Poetry

Translation, theatre series and performance in Portugal during the Estado Novo: the case of Teatro no Bolso [Pocket Theatre] / (Seminar)

The history of theatre in Portugal is inextricably linked to that of theatre translation, since Portuguese stage productions and theatre repertoires were, and still are, dominated by foreign models and translated plays. A case in point is the period of the Estado Novo, mainly from 1950s onwards, which was marked by prolific translation both for [...]

By |2019-10-30T17:28:40+08:00October 30th, 2019|Conference/Seminar, Past Activities|Comments Off on Translation, theatre series and performance in Portugal during the Estado Novo: the case of Teatro no Bolso [Pocket Theatre] / (Seminar)

The Adaptation of Borrowings: The case of papiamentu / (Seminar)

Although linguistic borrowing is a regular and frequent word-forming mechanism found in languages ​​worldwide, it can spark different reactions among speakers – from acceptance to rejection, or even to the need to propose new forms. Research on the phenomenon raises some questions, such as: (i) Why does borrowing occur? (ii) Are there languages ​​that use [...]

By |2019-10-30T17:25:40+08:00September 19th, 2019|Conference/Seminar, Past Activities|Comments Off on The Adaptation of Borrowings: The case of papiamentu / (Seminar)

Portuguese Language in the Atlantic – Boya Talk / Portuguese Corner Guest Lecture

Nowadays, less than 5% of all Portuguese speakers use European Portuguese, the metropolitan variety that lies in the foundations of all Portuguese transplanted varieties. In order to understand the factors that led to this state of affairs, in this talk, I will discuss the Portuguese language situation in the Atlantic, in particular in Africa (Cape [...]

By |2019-10-30T17:00:22+08:00April 25th, 2019|Conference/Seminar, Past Activities|Comments Off on Portuguese Language in the Atlantic – Boya Talk / Portuguese Corner Guest Lecture

Workshops on enhancement of voice preparation and enunciation techniques for oral presentations

World Voice Day Celebrations The current set of workshops  is included in a sequence of initiatives spread over a one week period (11.04 – 16.03), related to the World Day celebrations, put together by CPC & CIELA, of the Portuguese Department. The current proposal refers specifically to the voice preparation and enunciation techniques for teachers, [...]

By |2019-10-03T18:36:27+08:00April 11th, 2019|Other, Past Activities|Comments Off on Workshops on enhancement of voice preparation and enunciation techniques for oral presentations

Translation as an act of recreation

As translator, I assume that translation is always an act of recreation, because it implicates an interaction of two persons, that are both working with their own creativity. The question is, how far is the final text from the first one, how close can the translator be from the original text, how deep can the [...]

By |2019-10-30T16:47:25+08:00March 14th, 2019|Conference/Seminar, Past Activities|Comments Off on Translation as an act of recreation

Camões and the World – Boya Talk / Portuguese Corner Guest Lecture

My late friend Landeg White, the first person in more than one hundred years to have published English translations of all of Camões’s poetic work, used to say and write that Camões was the first great European poet to have crossed the Equator and that his experience in the East made him discover what it [...]

By |2019-10-30T16:52:04+08:00March 8th, 2019|Conference/Seminar, Past Activities|Comments Off on Camões and the World – Boya Talk / Portuguese Corner Guest Lecture

Seminars on Ethnomethodology and Communication

The course aimed to present a panel of naturalistic theoretical and methodological perspectives applied to issues in communication and language studies. Based on the classical theories of social interaction and ethnographic approaches to communication and language, some techniques, theories and objects of research in communication were presented in authentic or digital environments. Date: 19, 22, [...]

By |2019-10-03T18:35:11+08:00February 19th, 2019|Conference/Seminar, Past Activities|Comments Off on Seminars on Ethnomethodology and Communication

Identidade, Género e Auto-estereótipos: Temas da Literatura Macaense na Obra de Deolinda da Conceição e Henrique de Senna Fernandes

O presente estudo tem como objectivo analisar a colectânea de contos A Cabaia (1956), de Deolinda da Conceição (1913-1957), e o romance Amor e Dedinhos de Pé (1986), de Henrique de Senna Fernandes (1923-2010), no âmbito dos Estudos Literários sobre Macau, identificando temáticas culturais recorrentes nas obras de ambos os autores macaenses e que constituem [...]

By |2019-10-30T16:56:48+08:00January 23rd, 2019|Conference/Seminar, Past Activities|Comments Off on Identidade, Género e Auto-estereótipos: Temas da Literatura Macaense na Obra de Deolinda da Conceição e Henrique de Senna Fernandes