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).
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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.