“The past: a fictional construction?” Conference by Professor Maria de Fátima Marinho (University of Porto)

On the 25th September 2015, at 15:00, the TSU Camões – Portuguese Language Center received Professor Marinho for a very interesting conference titled “The past: a fictional construction?”:

An analysis of the past three decades of fiction has identified recurrent obsessive themes, both varied and unique, which are difficult to ignore. The search for a sense of identity has been frequently put at risk by socio-political factors, such as the loss of African colonies or Portugal’s entry into the European community. Against this backdrop, novelists have created a universe which not only returns continually to the past, as Emmanuel Bouju argues, but also regularly questions the modern day identity crisis.

MARIA DE FÁTIMA MARINHO was born in Porto on 5th February, 1954. She graduated in Romance languages from The Arts and Humanities Faculty of Porto University, where she has taught 19th and 20th century Portuguese literature since 1976. In 1987, she obtained her PhD with a thesis on Surrealism in Portugal. She is Full Professor and has been the dean of the Faculty of Arts (2010-2014). Now she is Vice-President of the University of Porto since June 2014. Her field of studies is Portuguese poetry and the historical novel of 19th and 20th centuries.
The following are some of her research works: Herberto Helder, a Obra e o Homem (1982); O Surrealismo em Portugal (1987); A Poesia Portuguesa nos meados do Século XX – Rupturas e Continuidade (1989); O Romance Histórico em Portugal (1999); Um Poço sem Fundo – Novas Reflexões sobre Literatura e História (2005); O Sonho de Aljubarrota (2007) History and Myth – The Presence of National Myths in Portuguese Literature (2008); A Lição de Blimunda – A propósito de Memorial do Convento (2009).

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BEST STUDENT AWARD: Natia Bregvadze and her thoughts on Lisbon

Natia Bregvadze won our BEST STUDENT AWARD in 2015, and spent a month in Lisbon, studying Portuguese with a scholarship granted by the Camões Institute.
She wrote about it in her blog:

“It has been one splendid month I spent in Lisbon. Every day of it was worth it. Beautiful atmosphere, nice people, possibility of visiting a lot of cultural places, sun and the calm pace of living – more than enough for immaterial happiness.
We will meet again.
Até já Lisboa!”

To read the whole text, click here.

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Opening of EAST IBERIA – Photography exhibition by Portuguese artist Sergio Rolando at Europe House (17-27.9.15)

17 September 2015 at Europe House Georgia

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“East Iberia, indefinable border of a long-gone kingdom and of Europe, a continent that gradually dissipates as it enters the Caucasus. From another European periphery, West Iberia, comes a contemporary visual essay that reflects on the notions of frontier and becoming, documenting Tbilisi and its surroundings. A representation made of universal elements, it offers an on-look into a place as it reinvents itself, forging its new identity. Observing spaces in a specific moment in time, it seeks to translate a dialog with past and future.”

Sergio Rolando, 1978. Sergio lives in Porto, Portugal, where he works as a photographer. He holds a Master Degree in Documental Photography and Cinema. He exhibits on a regular basis and has a great deal of published work.

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This event is organized by the Portuguese Language Center at TSU and sponsored by Camões – Portuguese Institute for Cooperation and Language.

Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/459692487551604/
In the Camões Institute website (in Portuguese): http://www.instituto-camoes.pt/lingua-e-cultura/sergio-rolando-em-tbilisi

EAST IBERIA – Photography exhibition by the Portuguese artist Sergio Rolando

17-27 September 2015

Europe House – 1, Freedom Square
Opening: 17 September at 19.00

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East Iberia, indefinable border of a long-gone kingdom and of Europe, a continent that gradually dissipates as it enters the Caucasus.
From another European periphery, West Iberia, comes a contemporary visual essay that reflects on the notions of frontier and becoming, documenting Tbilisi and its surroundings. A representation made of universal elements, it offers an on-look into a place as it reinvents itself, forging its new identity. Observing spaces in a specific moment in time, it seeks to translate a dialog with past and future.

Sergio Rolando, 1978. Sergio lives in Porto, Portugal, where he works as a photographer. He holds a Master Degree in Documental Photography and Cinema. He exhibits on a regular basis and has a great deal of published work.

Information in Portuguese here.

This exhibition is financed by:

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