Jane Austen Superstar: programa disponível

A conferência internacional Jane Austen Superstar irá decorrer na Universidade Católica Portuguesa, nos dias 11 e 12 de Dezembro. Terá como oradores principais Helena Kelly e Álvaro Pina. O programa já está disponível no site do evento, aqui

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4 C’s: Conferência “Convivialidade e o Institucional”

4Cs Lisbon Conference_Conviviality and the Institutional é a primeira conferência de dois dias realizada no âmbito do 4Cs – do Conflito à Convivialidade através da Criatividade e da Cultura, um projeto de cooperação apoiado pela Comissão Europeia no quadro da Europa Criativa, subprograma Cultura. Coordenado pela Universidade Católica Portuguesa, o 4Cs tem o objetivo de explorar a forma como a arte e a cultura podem ser grandes recursos para a abordagem à temática do conflito. Um dos principais objetivos do projeto é contribuir para a formação e educação. O programa inclui exposições, residências artísticas e de investigação, ciclos de cinema, laboratórios de mediação, workshops, conferências, publicações, uma plataforma online e uma Summer School.

Isabel Capeloa Gil na conferência “Over Her Dead Body Redux. Feminism for the 21st Century

Over her dead body ICG

Isabel Capeloa Gil, directora do Lisbon Consortium e coordenadora da linha de investigação do CECC ‘Art, Culture and Citizenship’ apresentou, no passado dia 21 de Outubro, na Universidade de Zurique, no âmbito da conferência “Over her dead body redux. Feminism for the 21st Century”, a comunicação “Theory in a Post-theoretical World. Beyoncé and the Afterlife of Over Her Dead Body“.

25 years after Over Her Dead Body, to write, to speak about women – as subject and as representation – continues to be an urgent, disturbing and contentious experience. In the discursive flow of critique, Elisabeth Bronfen’s piercing clarity about the object so ‘excessively obvious that it escapes observation” (Bronfen,1992:3) continues to hold a sway over the criticality of feminine representation. By performing the inventory of topical images, that traditionally connote femininity to undo them, I suggest Beyoncé’s Lemonade can be positively read as a case in point of the forensic dynamics that Elisabeth Bronfen has diagnosed at the root of the work of representation.  Beyoncé embraces the terms of the production of woman in mainstream discourse to resist identification with that very same image.The gesture that repeats the stereotype is arguably the same that unpacks it, suggesting the indissoluble, and ambivalent knot between the dominant representation of woman as object of desire and the critique thereof.
Isabel Capeloa Gil

‘Jane Austen Superstar’: prazo alargado para submissão de propostas

2017 marks two centuries since the death of Jane Austen in July 18, 1817. Two hundred years after her premature death, the English writer has never been more famous: from movies to tote bags, from mugs to rewritings of various sorts (sequels, guides to dating, adaptations to modern-day circumstances, biographies and fictional biographies, and, of course, translations), her work has invaded and pervaded contemporary imagination.

As Virginia Woolf famously put it, “[h]ere was a woman about the year 1800 writing without hate, without bitterness, without fear, without protest, without preaching” (Woolf, 2008: 88). This apparently unassuming woman penned six powerful novels that have changed the world. Seen by some as an unwitting precursor to the women’s rights movements, read by others as a conservative author, Austen never ceases to baffle the contemporary reader, writer and critic alike: is she a “secret radical”, as Helena Kelly suggests (2006), or is she apolitical and / or a middle-of-the-road author? Is she an author who writes about trifles or does she, as Woolf surmised in 1925, stimulate “us to supply what is not there”? Woolf further adds that “[w]hat she offers is, apparently, a trifle, yet is composed of something that expands in the reader’s mind and endows with the most enduring form of life scenes which are outwardly trivial.”

The conference would like to celebrate Jane Austen’s life and work by discussing (a) how her books form part of the contemporary experience of love, gender, family, social and pecuniary relations and (b) how her writing style, her silences as well as her favourite topics, and her language have shaped modern-day literature, both in the UK and abroad.

In a nutshell, the conference aims to discuss both the author’s rootedness in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, her authorial longevity and acumen, and her to some extent intriguing pop star fame in the last 20 years, proving indeed that “[h]er legacy is not a piece of reportage from the society of a particular past, but a wise and compelling exploration of human nature” (Shields, 2001: 170).

Papers on the following topics are welcome:

  • Authorship and (in)visibility
  • Austen and feminism
  • Jane goes to Hollywood
  • Austen and TV adaptations
  • Austen as a popular icon (fashion, books, visual icon, and other memorabilia)
  • Austen’s critical fortune
  • Austen and (the absence) of history
  • Austen and / in the great tradition
  • Masculinities & the economics of power
  • Jane and mothers
  • Austen and the social value of gossip
  • Flattery in Jane Austen
  • Jane in translation / Translating Austen
  • Places in Austen
  • Austen and politics
  • ‘Janeitism’: from fandom to commodification

Keynote lecturers:

  • Kathryn Sutherland (University of Oxford)
  • Helena Kelly (Mansfield College, Oxford)

Organising Committee:

  • Alexandra Lopes
  • Rita Bueno Maia
  • Maria Sequeira Mendes

Scientific Committee:

  • Teresa Casal (University of Lisbon)
  • João Ferreira Duarte (University of Lisbon)
  • Alexandra Lopes (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)
  • Rita Bueno Maia (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)
  • Adriana Martins (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)
  • Rogério Miguel Puga (New University of Lisbon)
  • Jorge Vaz de Carvalho (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)

The conference languages are English and Portuguese. Speakers should prepare for a 20-minute presentation followed by questions. Please send a 250-word abstract, as well as a brief biographical note (100 words) to austensuperstar@gmail.com by August 27, 2017.

Proposals should list the paper title, name, institutional affiliation, and contact details. Notification of abstract acceptance or rejection will take place by September 18, 2017.

Fees:

Early bird (by October 9):
Participants – 100€
Students (ID required) — 50€
After October 9 but no later than November 10:
Participants – 120€
Students (ID required) – 60€
The registration fee includes coffee breaks on the two days of the conference, as well as conference documentation.

Payment:

By bank transfer:
NIB 003300000017013412105
IBAN PT50 0033 0000 0017 0134 1210 5
SWIFT BCOMPTPL
By cheque made out to:
Universidade Católica Portuguesa
and sent to:
Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Cultura
a/c Elisabete Carvalho
Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Faculdade de Ciências Humanas
Palma de Cima
1649-023 Lisboa Portugal

Please send the notification (in case of online-banking) or a copy of the bank transfer document to the aforementioned email.

18 anos, 11 colóquios: celebrar os Estudos de Tradução

O colóquio “Translating Fear”, que reúne investigadores de várias nacionalidades nos dias 21 e 22 de Julho, na Universidade Católica Portuguesa, é o 11º encontro de uma iniciativa com 18 anos que contribuiu para o desenvolvimento dos Estudos de Tradução em Portugal.

Teresa Seruya, investigadora do CECC e Professora da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa, keynote speaker desta edição, e desde a primeira hora uma das principais responsáveis pelo projecto, conta o percurso dos encontros de Estudos de Tradução:

Conferência sobre Jane Austen em Dezembro: chamada de artigos até 23 de Julho

Jane Austen Superstar.

Readership, Translation & Criticism in the 21st century

11-12 December 2017
Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Lisbon)

2017 marks two centuries since the death of Jane Austen in July 18, 1817. Two hundred years after her premature death, the English writer has never been more famous: from movies to tote bags, from mugs to rewritings of various sorts (sequels, guides to dating, adaptations to modern-day circumstances, biographies and fictional biographies, and, of course, translations), her work has invaded and pervaded contemporary imagination.

As Virginia Woolf famously put it, ‘[h]ere was a woman about the year 1800 writing without hate, without bitterness, without fear, without protest, without preaching’ (Woolf, 2008: 88). This apparently unassuming woman penned six powerful novels that have changed the world. Seen by some as an unwitting precursor to the women’s rights movements, read by others as a conservative author, Austen never ceases to baffle the contemporary reader, writer and critic alike: is she a ‘secret radical’, as Helena Kelly suggests (2006), or is she apolitical and / or a middle-of-the-road author? Is she an author who writes about trifles or does she, as Woolf surmised in 1925, stimulate ‘us to supply what is not there’? Woolf further adds that ‘[w]hat she offers is, apparently, a trifle, yet is composed of something that expands in the reader’s mind and endows with the most enduring form of life scenes which are outwardly trivial.’

The conference would like to celebrate Jane Austen’s life and work by discussing (a) how her books form part of the contemporary experience of love, gender, family, social and pecuniary relations and (b) how her writing style, her silences as well as her favourite topics, and her language have shaped modern-day literature, both in the UK and abroad.

In a nutshell, the conference aims to discuss both the author’s rootedness in the late 18th and early 19thcenturies, her authorial longevity and acumen, and her to some extent intriguing pop star fame in the last 20 years, proving indeed that ‘[h]er legacy is not a piece of reportage from the society of a particular past, but a wise and compelling exploration of human nature’ (Shields, 2001: 170).

Papers on the following topics are welcome:

Authorship and (in)visibility

Austen and feminism

Jane goes to Hollywood

Austen and TV adaptations

Austen as a popular icon (fashion, books, visual icon, and other memorabilia)

Austen’s critical fortune

Austen and (the absence) of history

Austen and / in the great tradition

Masculinities & the economics of power

Jane and mothers

Austen and the social value of gossip

Flattery in Jane Austen

Jane in translation / Translating Austen

Places in Austen

Austen and politics

‘Janeitism’: from fandom to commodification

Invited keynote speakers [to be confirmed]:

Kathryn Sutherland (University of Oxford)

Helena Kelly (Mansfield College, Oxford)

Álvaro Pina (University of Lisbon)

 

Organising Committee:

Alexandra Lopes

Rita Bueno Maia

Maria Sequeira Mendes

 

Scientific Committee:

Adriana Martins (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)

Alexandra Lopes (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)

João Ferreira Duarte (University of Lisbon)

Jorge Vaz de Carvalho (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)

Maria Sequeira Mendes (Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema)

Rita Bueno Maia (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)

Rogério Miguel Puga (New University of Lisbon)

Teresa Casal (University of Lisbon)

The conference languages are English and Portuguese. Speakers should prepare for a 20-minute presentation followed by questions. Please send a 250-word abstract, as well as a brief biographical note (100 words) to austensuperstar@gmail.com by July 23, 2017.

Proposals should list the paper title, name, institutional affiliation, and contact details. Notification of abstract acceptance or rejection will take place by September 4, 2017.

 

“Risk and Crisis Communication in the Digital Age”: Call for papers

 

Universidade Católica Portuguesa, 19 – 21 October 2017

Crisis Communication research emerged as a response to the need of conceiving emergency plans to deal with events that have a negative effect on stakeholders’ perception of organizations. However, researchers soon demonstrated that crisis communication is more than a reaction, and it should be perceived as a strategic tool to plan organizational life. The absence of a strategic crisis management thinking and discourse, besides posing a risk to organizations also limits response to societal challenges such as natural disasters, terrorist attacks and wars. In addition to this, the Digital Age poses new risks to the typical planning methods, while making available new sorts of tools that can be used to plan, implement and evaluate crisis management.
Departing from this context, the 5th International Crisis Communication Conference aims to discuss how crisis communication can be used by business and the public sector in a strategic fashion. Which theories and case studies can help better plan and implement crisis communication plans? How do organizations learn from the past, i.e. how do they evaluate previous crisis and order to be better prepared for the future? How did the digital challenge traditional strategies of crisis communication? Which sorts of new risks are brought by digital media and how can one learn from previous online crisis? Are corporate and non-corporate organizations ready to face online crisis communication?
While seeking answer for these questions, the conference will deepen and extend the exchange of ideas and approaches across disciplines and between Crisis Communication theories and researches.
Objectives:

  • To examine the role and practices of communication professionals in relation to internal and external aspects of crisis communication,
  • To reflect about and to expose new roles and practices of strategic approaches to internal and external crisis communication,
  • To contribute to knowledge development about crisis communication cases of public and nongovernmental organizations,
  • To discuss and reflect about crisis communication theories and research,
  • To present case studies based on empirical material,
  • To clarify the importance of a strategic crisis communication plan.

The conference includes a panel for corporate discussion and cases presentation, which will contribute to the industry crisis management debate. The conference will also include Young Scholars activities – YECREA.

Submissions should deal with one of the following sub-themes:

  • Corporate Crisis Communication;
  • External Crisis Communication;
  • Internal Crisis Communication;
  • Non-Corporate Crisis Communication;
  • Public and Nongovernmental Organizations Crisis Communication;
  • Integrated Communication;
  • Crisis Communication Management;
  • New Media Crisis Communication;
  • Strategic Crisis Communication Management;
  • Media/Journalism (crisis reporting).

Presentation proposals in English language are to be submitted as meaningful extended abstracts (max. 500 words, references excluded). Abstracts should state the title of the presentation, purpose, theoretical approach, methodology, (expected) findings, implications, relevance, and originality of the study. Include contact information for all authors (name, organization, address, email address and phone). Abstracts must be presented in Word format, in 1.5 line spacing and 12 point Times New Roman font size.

Deadline for submissions
The deadline for submissions is April 17, 2017. Please send the abstract to: crisis5@fch.lisboa.ucp.pt. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by e-mail by June 9, 2017.

The Registration Fees are:

  • 70€ lunch and coffee-breaks included;
  • 95€ Conference dinner included;
  • 35€ non-presenting.

Keynote speakers
Professor W. Timothy Coombs – Texas A&M University (confirmed)
More to be announced soon
Organizing Committee
Professor Carla Ganito
Professor Nelson Ribeiro
Professor Maria Inês Romba

The 5th International Crisis Communication Conference will take place at Universidade Católica Portuguesa, in Lisbon (Portugal), on October 19 – 21. The conference is organized by the ECREA Crisis Communication Section, and hosted by the Research Centre for Communication and Culture (CECC), Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP).

 

Submissions: crisis5@fch.lisboa.ucp.pt

MORE INFO: http://crisis5-ecrea.com

‘Routes of Difference’: reportagem vídeo

 

A 6th Graduate Conference in Culture Studies, subordinada ao tema Routes of Difference: Migration in Artistic, Academic and Media Discourses reuniu, nos passados dias 24 e 25 de Novembro de 2016, investigadores e estudantes em torno do actual tema das deslocações de populações e suas consequências socioculturais. Com convidados nacionais e internacionais, a conferência teve ainda um ciclo de cinema no Goethe Institut, parceiro da iniciativa, promovida pelo Lisbon Consortium e pelo CECC, e organizada por Ana do Carmo, Annimari Juvonen e Verena Lindemann.

Agora pode ficar a par dos principais momentos e ideias, na reportagem video do evento: