Hi, there! I am Alice and I am currently taking the masters in Anglo-American Studies at University of Porto’s Faculty of Arts. I am also a member of the Digital Lab and my main research interests are in the fields of African-American Literature, Gender Studies, Utopian Studies and Digital Humanities.
Hello! My name is Jaqueline Pierazzo and I am 28 years old. I am from Aramina, Brazil, but I have been living in Portugal for the past four years. I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Campinas (Brazil) in 2011 and I have an MA in Anglo-American Studies with a dissertation entitled Between Terror and Sublime: The Female Characters in “Berenice”, “Morella” and “Ligeia”. I am currently a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto. My main interests are Edgar Allan Poe’s works, Gothic and Terror Literature, and Digital Humanities. My PhD thesis’s main focus is the creation of a (digital) cartography of Edgar Allan Poe’s terror. I was awarded a Grant by Associação Luso-Britânica (ALB) to work as a Junior Researcher in Anglo-American Studies at CETAPS.
Hi! My name is Jéssica Moreira and I’m a 22 years-old Master Student in Anglo-American Studies at University of Porto’s Faculty of Arts. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy by the same institution and am currently writing my dissertation on the role of art and the spaces of art in the utopian genre, also concerning the relation between memory and history both in literature and contemporary spaces of art. I am currently working as a Junior Researcher in Anglo-American Studies at CETAPS (Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies) under a traineeship endorsed by ALB (Associação Luso-Britânica). My areas of interest include utopian and dystopian studies, spatial studies, American literature, subcultural studies, aesthetics, literary theory and cinema.
Hey! My name is João Cachada and I’m a 22 years-old Masters Student at the University of Porto’s Faculty of Arts. I have a BA in Philosophy and am writing my dissertation on American literature and culture, entitled Escaping The Narrative: The Postmodern Myth of America. My main area of research at the moment is critique of postmodernism and poststructuralism, with focus on the American context.
Hello! My name is João Santos and I am a PhD student from the faculty of arts from the University of Porto. I wrote my Master’s Dissertation on Harry Potter (magic, religion and science) and I am studying the series on a deeper level for my PhD. My more general interests are 20th and 21st century English culture and literature with a main focus on Fantasy Literature being that Harry Potter is my main research object. I am now studying Harry Potter characters, spaces and food and the relationships between them. Some of my other interests are Food Studies, Digital Humanities and Spatiality Studies.
Hello, everyone! My name is Tânia and I am from Viana do Castelo. I hold a BA in Languages, Literatures and Cultures (English) and I am enrolled in the MA degree in Anglo-American Studies. I was awarded a grand by ALB (Associação Luso-Britânica) to work as a Junior Researched at CETAPS. My main areas of interest are Young Adult Fiction, Dystopian Studies, the Victorian Era and 20th and 21stCentury American Literature and Culture.
My name is Viviane Fontoura. I am Brazilian and a student at DELCI (Department of Literary, Cultural and Interartistic Studies) at FLUP (Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto). I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Communication from the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil, specialization degrees in Applied Linguistics and English Literature from the Frassinetti Faculty of Recife, and a MA in English Literature from the University of Westminster, UK. My dissertation was on trauma, memory and identity in contemporary Northern Irish literature.
For my doctorate, I am still investigating literature produced in Northern Ireland. This time, however, my research is focused on the poetry of Ciáran Carson and Sinéad Morrissey, especially the representation of the city of Belfast in their works. My aim is to relate aspects of spatiality, memory and national identity and gender, and how the two writers’ literary corpus relate to each other.
My literary interests are very wide, but I have a special place in my heart for William Shakespeare, the romantic poetry of Keats, Byron and Shelley, and women’s literature as a whole (my favourite writers are Emily Brontë, Jane Austen, Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath and Clarice Lispector).
Beatriz de Almeida Santos
My name is Beatriz de Almeida Santos, I’m 22 years old and I live in Lisbon, Portugal. I hold a BA in Languages, Literatures and Cultures from FCSH – Universidade Nova de Lisboa and I am currently enrolled in an MA in Anglo-American Studies in the same institution. My main interests within English and American Literary and Cultural Studies are Fantasy, Science-Fiction, Medieval Literature and Post-Colonial Studies.
Cidalia Barbosa licenciou-se em Letras Vernáculas em 2017 pela Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana. Concluiu o Mestrado em Estudos Portugueses em 2019 pela Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas e atualmente frequenta o Doutoramento em Literaturas e Culturas Modernas através da mesma instituição de ensino. Atualmente atua na área de Humanidades com ênfase em Línguas e Literaturas nomeadamente em Estudos Gerais da Literatura onde desenvolve investigação para tese de doutoramento sobre a última trilogia publicada pelo autor J. M. Coetzee, em 2019. É colaboradora do CETAPS e bolseira da FCT.
Jéssica Marques Fortunato
Hello! My name is João Ferreira and I am a twenty-two year old student. In 2016, I completed a BA in Languages, Literatures and Cultures (English and Spanish studies) at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of Nova University of Lisbon. Currently, I am enrolled in the MA of Teaching English and Spanish (3º Ciclo do Ensino Básico and Ensino Secundário) at the same institution. My main fields of interest are foreign language teaching (notably intercultural education and the literary text in the ELT classroom) and women’s studies.
Mariana Cruz is a Ph.D. student of Modern Literatures and Cultures at NOVA University of Lisbon and the recipient of a Ph.D. research grant provided by FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia). Her current research focuses on representations of institutionalized aging in Contemporary Anglo-American Literature. She completed her Master’s degree in Modern Literatures and Cultures at NOVA University of Lisbon with a dissertation within the field of postcolonial studies, titled “A No Man’s Land of the Ages: Colonialism, Power Dynamics and Transculturalism in Robert L. Stevenson’s short Pacific fiction”. Mariana Cruz has been associated with the Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS) since 2017 and is a member of the Junior Researchers in Anglo-American Studies (JRAAS). Her research interests include age studies, eco-fiction and postcolonial literature.
Mário Bruno Cruz
Rui Miguel Martins Mateus is a PhD student of Modern Literatures and Cultures at NOVA University of Lisbon. He received a PhD scholarship in 2020 by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) (2020.05334.BD) for his doctoral project on fantasy studies. He holds a Master’s degree in Modern Literatures and Cultures at NOVA University of Lisbon with a dissertation on the possible ways of categorizing fantasy literature. He also holds a BA in Languages, Literatures and Cultures in the field of English and Portuguese Studies from the same institution. Rui Mateus is a collaborator of the Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies since 2018, a member of the Junior Researchers in AngloAmerican Studies (JRAAS), a member of the American Intersections research strand and a member of the Associação Portuguesa de Estudos Anglo-Americanos (APEAA). His research interests include the study of fantasy literature, science-fiction, dystopian studies, English and North-American literature, classical mythology, space studies and environmental literature.
Ciência Vitae: https://www.cienciavitae.pt//en/F51D-8026-7DCE
Google Scholar ID: https://scholar.google.pt/citations?hl=pt-PT&user=XydR9zEAAAAJ
Mateus, Rui. “Breaking the Borders of Fantasy: Travelling through the Stillness in N. K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth Trilogy”. Via Panoramica: Revista de Estudos Anglo-Americanos, Série 3, vol. 10, N. 2 (2021), 45-59.
Mateus, Rui M. “Resisting in New Crobuzon: Recolonizing Spaces in a Failing Empire”. Op. Cit. Revista de Estudos Anglo-Americanos, II Série, N. 9 (2020), pp. 83-97.
Mateus, Rui Miguel Martins. “Uma Controvérsia Luso-Britânica: o Caso do Cacau de São Tomé”. Revista de Estudos Anglo-Portugueses, nº27 (2018), pp. 199-127.
Mateus, Rui. “Bards and Gleeman: From the Middle Ages to Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time”. Anglo Saxónica, SER. III nº. 15 (2018), pp. 117-135.
Mateus, Rui Miguel. “O Nascimento de um Herói: análise da segunda cena do acto primeiro da ópera Ulisses em Lisboa de Francisco José Freire”. Boletín Galego de Literatura, nº. 47 (2015), pp. 135-143.
Mateus, Rui Miguel Martins. Through the Portal and Into the Quest: Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time and China Miéville’s Un Lun Dun. 2018. Nova University of Lisbon, Master’s dissertation [http://hdl.handle.net/10362/31475]
Some of my fields of interest are: 20th Century Literature and Art, Utopian Studies, Cultural Studies, and Interart Studies.
I am currently working at CETAPS (Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies) under a traineeship endorsed by ALB (Associação Luso-Britânica). During our year as JRAAS Trainees, we are expected to contribute to research and outreach activities promoted by CETAPS, as well as by the Anglo-American Studies Department at FLUP.
My main areas of interest are: English and American 20th Century Literature, Southern Studies, Narratology, Characters, Irish Studies, Dystopian Studies, Intermedial Studies.