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Sara Freire da Cruz Paiva Henriques

Resaerch Group: Other English-Speaking Literatures and Cultures (RG 4)
Professional Title: PhD student / Science and Technology Management Grantee (BGCT) FCT
Academic Degrees: MA English and American Studies, Literary Studies (Canadian Literature), ULisboa.
Institutional Address: CEAUL – Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa, Alameda da Universidade, 1600-214 Lisboa
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Research Projects:

  • (2013-…). Ongoing PhD “‘The truth about stories is that that’s all we are’: Place and the Environment in Native Canadian Literature”. (Supervisors: TCasal, ULisboa and IAlves, UTAD), ULisboa, (PhD in Literature and Cultural Studies, English Literatures and Cultures).

Main Achievements:

  • (2012). “Liquid Transparencies: O Espaço Temporal em Cat’s Eye de Margaret Atwood”, (Supervisor: MBoucherie, ULisboa), ULisboa, (M.A. in English and American Studies, Literary Studies (Canadian Literature). Final Mark: 18/20. Fev.
  • (2011). Portuguese delegate in the European Committee for the “EU-Canada Study Tour and Internship Programme ‘Thinking Canada’”. 4 Sept. - 2 Oct. 2011.
  • (2009-2010). Bolseira de Iniciação Científica (BIC) FCT. Integration into ULICES, RG4. 1 Jan. - 31 Dec.

Research Outputs

Publications in peer reviewed journals and/or other publications:

  • (2015). “Sheep’s Vigil by a Fervent Person: From Rural Portuguese Landscape to the Toronto Cityscape”. MVGato, IOMartins, TCid, TFAlves, and RAzevedo (Eds.) TheInterDISCIPLINARY Journal of Portuguese Diaspora Studies (IJPDS), 335-350.
  • (2015). “Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad: Giving Penelope a Voice”. Recycling Myths / Revisitar o Mito. Selected Essays. RCFonseca, APena, MJRelvas, TCasal (Eds.). Lisboa: Húmus, 433-443.

Chapters in books, including contributions to conference proceedings, contributions to festschriften, essays in collections:

  • (2015). “Ebb Tide, Open Fields”. (Co-ed.) Natural in Verso. JDuarte e MVGato (Eds.). Lisboa: Mariposa Azual, 109-112.
  • (2011). “Liquid Transparencies: O Espaço Temporal em Cat’s Eye”. (Co-ed.) A Jangada de Ulisses. ADCoelho and JDuarte (Eds.). Lisboa: CEAUL/ULICES, 181-189.

Organisation of scientific dissemination activities:

  • (2014). Co-org. of Symposium Representations of Home in English-speaking Literatures and Cultures. Co-orgs. MBoucherie, LFalcão, PHorta, MMartins, JPage, TCasal, ZSanches. ULisboa, 13-14 Nov.
  • (2014). Co-org. of Open Lecture on Canadian Studies. “There are no daffodils in Canada”. (MBoucherie, ULICES/ULisboa). Co-org. TCasal. 30 May.
  • (2013). Co-org. Tribute to Canadian writer Alice Munro (Nobel Prize in Literature, 2013): “As Casas de Alice Munro”. Round table and reading session: MBoucherie, LBulger, JoséMSilva, FVale. 9 Dez.
  • (2013). Co-org. of Open Lecture on Canadian Studies with LBulger (CEL/UTAD); (Chair: MBoucherie (ULICESL/ULisboa). “Cultural and Literary Border Lines in a Complex Cross-Border Relationship between Canada and the United States of America”. Co-org. TCasal. 22 May.
  • (2012). Org. of Open Lecture on Canadian Studies with Richard Simas (writer and founder of Théâtre La Chapelle, Montréal, Canada). “Québec Culture and Literature: Montreal/Québec/Canada: a Subjective Time-Line of Cultural and Historic Catch Phrases and Words. The Contemporary Francophone Art Scene in Canada”. 10 April.
  • (2011). Org. Committee Int. Conf. Life Down Under — Australian Literature and Culture Today. ULisboa. 14-15 Feb.
  • (2010). Org. Committee Int. Conf. Medicine and Narrative: Illness and Dialogue. ULisboa. 13-14 Feb.
  • (2009). Org. Committee Int. Conf. From Sea to Sea: Canadian Literature and Culture in Lisbon. ULisboa. 18-20 Nov.

Other activities:

  • (2015-…). Science and Technology Management Grantee FCT.
  • (2015). Co-org. ULICES’s ESC English Summer Courses. Co-org. PHorta.
  • (2011-2015). Anglo Saxonica Journal Assistant Editor.

Presentations in international conferences

  • (2016) “Leanne Simpson’s Islands of Decolonial Love: Decolonizing Canada, Identity, un-Belonging and Self Determination”. Int. Conf. Go Between, In Between: Borders of Belonging. The Australian Studies Centre, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (and The Centre for Human Rights Education, Curtin University, Australia; The Centre for Peace and Social Justice, Southern Cross University, Australia; The Centre for Colonialism and its Aftermath, University of Tasmania, Australia). U Barcelona, 18-22 Jan.
  • (2014). “‘Art has been accomplished elsewhere. All that remains to be done with it is the memory-work’: Canadian Memory and Identity in Hugh MacLennan’s Barometer Rising”. Int. Conf. Warrior or Peacemaker? The Battle over Canada’s Identity, 1914-2014. Annual British Association for Canadian Studies Conference. British Library Conference Centre, London, 25-26 April.
  • (2012). “‘The Urge to Be at Home Everywhere’: Kazuo Ishiguro’s Short Fiction, or the Language of Belonging”. Int. Conf. Ex-Changes: Contar um Conto Story Telling: Short Fiction in Portugal, the United Kingdom and Ireland (1980—2010), U Birmingham, 30 Nov.

Presentations in national conferences

  • (2016). “Belonging and (Un)belonging: Representations of ‘Home’ in Text and Culture”. Representations of Home Open Seminar #9. ULisboa. 4 Maio.
  • (2013). “Sheep’s Vigil by a Fervent Person by Eirin Mouré From Rural Portuguese Landscape to the Toronto Cityscape”. Int. Conf. Neither Here nor There, Yet Both: International Conference on the Luso-American Experience. ULisboa. 11-13 July.
  • (2013). “Home and Home Country: Imagery of Belonging in Contemporary Canadian Narrative”. 34º APEAA Meeting Academy as Community. ULisboa. 9-10 May.
  • (2012). “Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad: Giving Penelope a Voice”. Int. Conf. Recycling Myths. ULisboa. 2-4 May.

Future research:

  • (2013-…). PhD “‘The truth about stories is that that’s all we are’: Place and the Environment in Native Canadian Literature”. (Supervisors: TCasal, U Lisboa and IAlves, UTAD), ULisboa, (PhD in Literature and Cultural Studies, English Literatures and Cultures).
  • (2012-…) Representations of Home project.


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