2016/2017 Academic Year
Prof. Isabel Capeloa Gil is Associate Professor of German and Cultural Theory at the Catholic University of Portugal and Honorary Fellow at the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies (U.London). She has held numerous visiting professorships in universities in Europe (Univ. Hamburg as well as the Free University in Berlin, amongst others), in Brazil (PUC Rio), and the U.S. (U. Stanford and U. Penn – Annenberg School for Communication). Since 2012, she is permanent Visiting Professor at the University of Saint Joseph in Macao. Her main research topics are Modernism, intermedia studies as well as visuality and violence. Amongst other books, she is the author of Mythographies. Figurations of Antigone, Cassandra and Medea in German 20th Century Drama (2007) and Visual Literacy. On the Disquiet of Images (2011). In addition she has been responsible for 16 edited collections of essays, amongst them the recent Hazardous Future. Disaster, Representation and the Assessment of Risk (de Gruyter, 2015), co-authored with Christoph Wulf, and The Cultural Life of Money (de Gruyter 2015). Isabel Gil was a Fulbright Scholar, a Gulbenkian Scholarship recipient as well as a DAAD and Humboldt research grantee. In 2009, she was a Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin. From 2005 to 2012 she was the Dean of the School of Humanities and is currently Vice-Rector for Research at UCP.
Prof. Dr. Peter Hanenberg holds a PhD in German Literature from the University of Bamberg. He is Associate Professor at the School of Human Sciences, Director of the Research Center for Communication and Culture, CECC, and coordinator of the Research Lines Translating Europe across the Ages (2007-2014) and Culture, Translation and Cognition (2015-2020). He has published widely on the relation between History and German Literature and on the literary representation of Europe from the 16th to the 21st century. Currently he is working on the intersection of Culture Studies and Cognitive Sciences.
Prof. Dr. Luísa Leal de Faria is Full Professor at the School of Human Sciences. She was Vice-Rector of the Catholic University of Portugal from 2004 to 2012. She holds a PhD in English Culture from the University of Lisbon. Research Areas: Culture Studies, English Studies and Modernity. She was Deputy Director-General for Higher Education (1988-1989), national coordinator of the Language Program (1989-1985) and the Socrates Program (1995-1996). She was a member of the Advisory Board of CEPES (Centre Européen pour l’Enseignement Supérieur), UNESCO, (1990-1994). She is a member of Carlyle Society, Associação Portuguesa de Estudos Anglo-Americanos (APEAA), European Society for the Study of English (ESSE), European Association for American Studies (EAAS) and English Speaking Union (ESU).
Prof. Dr. Adriana Martins holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from UCP, where she is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Human Sciences, and where she teaches Culture and Globalization, Portuguese Film and Portuguese Culture. She is also a Senior Member of the University’s Research Centre for Communication and Culture. Among her main research interests are Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Film Studies and Intercultural Communication. Her recent books are Plots of War: Modern Narratives of Conflict (co-edited with Isabel Capeloa Gil, Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter, 2012); A Cultura Portuguesa no Divã (co-edited with Isabel Capeloa Gil, Lisboa: UC Editora, 2011); and Conflict, Memory Transfers and the Reshaping of Europe(co-edited with Helena Silva, Filomena Guarda and José Miguel Sardica, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010).
Prof. Dr. Alexandra Lopes holds a PhD in Translation Studies from UCP. She is Assistant Professor at the School of Human Sciences, where she teaches Translation History and Theory, as well as Literary Translation. She is the Pedagogic Coordinator of the Master and Doctoral programs in Culture Studies. From 1998 to 2005, was a member of the research project Histories of Literature and Translations: Representations of the Other in Portuguese Culture. Is currently a member of two research projects: Culture and Conflict and Intercultural Literature in Portugal 1930-2000. Areas of interest: literary translation, translation history and theory, culture studies. Has published several papers mainly on translation and translation studies both in Portuguese and international volumes, as well as a handful of translations of texts by authors such as Peter Handke, Hertha Müller, William Boyd and Salman Rushdie.
Prof. Dr. Jorge Fazenda Lourenço holds a PhD in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is Associate Professor at the School of Human Sciences, where he teaches Literary Traditions and World Literature. He is the literary editor of Jorge de Sena’s works and was awarded the Jorge de Sena prize in 2012 for his work Matéria Cúmplice. Cinco Aberturas e um Prelúdio para Jorge de Sena.
Prof. Dr. Carla Ganito is Assistant Professor and Coordinator for post graduate studies and advanced training at the School of Human Sciences of the Catholic University of Portugal. She has a PhD in Communication Sciences that tackled the gendering ofthe mobile phone with the thesis: “Women and Technology: Gendering the MobilePhone. Portugal as a Case Study”. Carla Ganito started her academic career in 2001 at the School of Human Sciences (FCH), where she lectures in the fields of digital communication and marketing. Besides being a main researcher at CECC, she is also an invited researcher at CIMJ – Research Center for Media and Journalism and at CIES-IUL. Her main research and teaching interest are: new media, mobile communications, gender and technology, education and technology, digital reading. She is a MC member of the COST Action IS1404 – Evolution of reading in the age of digitization (E-READ).
Prof. Dr. Ana Margarida Abrantes studied English and German at the Universities of Aveiro, Essen and Innsbruck. She holds a Masters Degree in Cognitive Linguistics and a PhD in German Language and Literature, which she completed in 2008 at the Catholic University of Portugal. Between 2006 and 2009 she was visiting scholar at the Center for Semiotics of Aarhus University and at the Department of Cognitive Science at Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, USA. In 2006 she joined the Research Center for Communication and Culture at the Faculty of Human Sciences, where she is currently one of the senior researchers of the research line Translating Europe Across the Ages. Her research fields include the study of cognition and culture, cognitive linguistics, cognitive poetics and German studies.
Prof. Jorge Vaz de Carvalho has a bachelor of arts in Modern Literatures from Universidade Clássica de Lisboa, a Master’s in Comparative Literature from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and a PhD in Cultural Studies from the School of Human Sciences of Universidade Católica Portuguesa. His literary works include poetry (A Lenta Rendição da Luz), short stories, essays (among others, Jorge de Sena, Sinais de Fogo como romance de formação, Jorge de Sena prize 2010 and PEN Clube de Ensaio prize 2011) and translation (including VICO Giambattista, Ciência Nova, scientific and technical translation prize of the União Latina/FCT 2006); BLAKE, William, Songs of Innocence and of Experience; ALIGHIERI, Dante, Vita Nuova, Dante Alighieri; several works of Umberto Eco; George Steiner, Tolstoi ou Dostoievski; Ulysses de James Joyce (Great Prize of Literary Translation APT/SPA 2015); Emma de Jane Austen. He was Musical Director of the Orquestra Nacional do Porto (1999-2006). He was Director of the Portuguese Instituto das Arts (2005-2007). He is currently a teaching professor at Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Prof. Dr. Paulo Campos Pinto holds a PhD in Culture Studies from the Catholic University of Portugal and an M.A. in Art History from Lusíada University (2003). He is Executive Coordinator and Development Director of the Lisbon Consortium and member of The Office of Evaluation and Professional Development (GADEP) at FCH, where he coordinates internal evaluations and internships. His research interests are art history, iconography and decorative arts.
Prof. Dr. Ricardo Ferreira Reis, Assistant Professor of Accounting, holds a PhD in Business Science and Applied Economics, Wharton School, U. Pennsylvania, USA and a BA in Economics, University of Porto. Prof. Reis teaches Financial Accounting at the MBA, Undergraduate and Executive Education levels at the Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics. His areas of interest in research are based on informational economics, with an emphasis on Accounting, ranging from agency theory to corporate governance. He previously taught both Cost and Financial Accounting at The Wharton School. Before that, he was attending the Doctorate and Masters Degree in Economics at Universidade Nova in Lisbon, where he also taught a wide range of courses in Economics and Business. Prof. Reis was a consultant for the then Lisbon Stock Exchange and the Porto Derivatives Exchange and he worked as a credit risk analyst for investment banking earlier in his career.
Prof. Dr. Diana Gonçalves holds a Degree in Translation and a Master degree in Culture Studies/American Studies from UCP. She was awarded a grant by the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT) to conduct research for her PhD in Culture Studies, which she concluded in 2013 at UCP, within the international program “European PhD-net in Literary and Cultural Studies.” Her PhD thesis focused on 9/11 and proposed to challenge the idea of singularity often associated to this catastrophe. It takes to task the questioning, through a representative study, of the rhetoric of the catastrophe, the construction of the symbolic impact of 9/11 and the cultural negotiation between the event and the representation of the event. Her main areas of interest are Translation Studies, Culture Studies, American Studies, Literary Studies, and Media Studies.
Prof. Dr. Karl Erik Schøllhammer holds an M.A. in Nordic Literature and a Ph.D. in Semiotics and Latin American Literature from the Aarhus University (Denmark).
He has taught at the Aarhus University and at the Federal University of Brasília. Since 1994 he is associate professor at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica in Rio de Janeiro at the Department of Language and Literature, where he teaches comparative literature, Brazilian literature and literary theory and currently is chair of department. Karl Erik is the Local Academic Coordinator of the exchange program between Brown University and PUC-Rio (Brown-in-Brazil). He is researcher at the Conselho Nacional de Pesquisa since 1992. From 2007 to 2010 and again in 2013 to 2016 he receives the premium stipend Cientista do Nosso Estado da Faperj. Currently he is Coordinator in the Area of Language and Linguistics at FAPERJ. In 2015-2016 he will teach “Narrative and Culture” at the Lisbon Consortium program.
Prof. Dr. Knut Ove Eliassen holds a PhD in Comparative literature from the Norwegian University of Technology and Science, Trondheim, and M.A. in philosophy from Université de Paris I, Sorbonne and a further M. A. in History of Ideas from the University of Oslo. His Doctoral thesis focused on “Baltasar Grácian’s concept of taste”. He has published several books and articles on Literary Theory, Media History, 20th Century French Philosophy, Enlightenment Philosophy and Literature, and Material Culture. His latest publication is entitled “Michel Foucault’s Concepts”. In 2015-2016 he will teach “Metaculture II” at the Lisbon Consortium program.
– Frank Stern (Univ. Wien) – 2012-2013
– Kai Sicks and Martin Zierold (Univ. Giessen) – 2012-2013
– Octavian Saiu (University of Bucharest) – 2013-2014
– Kai van Eikels (Free University of Berlin) – 2014-2015
– Carles Guerra (MACBA, Barcelona)
– Tony Bennett (Centre for Cultural Research – University of Western Sydney)
– George Yúdice (University of Miami)