Literature and the Media

Literature and the Media

Convener: Maria do Rosário Lupi Bello

Convener: Maria do Rosário Lupi Bello

Strand description:

The fundamental aim of this research strand is to study the relationship between literature and different forms of contemporary media, namely television, cinema and new media. This implies the development of different fields of research, such as: the role played by a set of television series produced by the BBC as strong canonical propagators of Anglophone culture; the importance of television, in general, as propagator of Anglophone literature and culture; the implications of the dynamic relationship between Anglophone literature and cinema; the role of transmedia storytelling as representation of various storyworlds through multiple media and to diverse audiences within Anglophone cultures. Researchers will approach selected texts, from traditional literature to contemporary media, including novels, short stories, plays, films, television productions, graphic novels and digital literature as interconnected arenas of human experience and culture.


  • Maria do Rosário Lupi Bello(UAb/CETAPS)
  • João Paulo Ascenso Pereira da Silva (FCSH-NOVA/CETAPS)
  • Ana Rita Padeira (UAb/CETAPS)
  • Maria da Conceição Castel-Branco (FCSH-NOVA/CETAPS)
  • Maria de Jesus C. Relvas (UAb/CETAPS)
  • Cátia Ferreira (UCP/CECC)
  • Teresa Nunes Pereira (PhD Student/CETAPS)

I) Lectures

4 February 2019: M. Jesus Relvas, “Impacte da Imagem no      Renascimento (em termos de propaganda e de consolidação de       poder)”

6 June 2018: Cátia Ferreira: “A Adaptação Transmediática de um Romance          de Jane Austen”. FCSH.

18 April 2018: Teresa Pereira, “O Conceito de Transmedialidade”. FCSH.

21 February 2018: Maria do Rosário Lupi Bello, “Breve História do Conceito de ‘Narrativa’”. FCSH.

II) Participation in International Conferences

13-14 October 2016 – Participation at the International Conference “In Remembrance of the Great War: Re-working Myths” with a panel entitled “With the BBC in the Centenary of the First World War” (Ana Rita Padeira, Maria da Conceição Castel-Branco and  Maria do Rosário Lupi Bello). Lisboa, FLUL.