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The Research Centre for Luso-Asian Studies (CIELA) is pleased to announce its upcoming event included in its Interdisciplinary Series – a Guest Lecture by  by Prof. Cândido Oliveira Martins, Catholic University, Braga on “Women’s Voices in Maria Teresa Horta”.

The Guest Lecture and Q&A session is open to all those interested and it is being held via  ZOOM.


Cultivating various literary genres (from poetry to prose fiction), contemporary Portuguese writer Maria Teresa Horta has also dedicated herself to short stories, as in the book Meninas (2014).  In this work of short stories, we come across voices and stories of very diverse women, who are often located on the margins of society, in spaces of neglect or the target of various forms of violence. All together, they allow for a reflection on the place and the condition of women.

Short Bio of the invited author:

José Cândido de Oliveira Martins – Associate Professor at the Catholic University of Portugal (Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences, Braga, North of Portugal), in the area of Portuguese Literature (modern and contemporary), Theory of Literature and Comparative Literature. He is also a member of the Center for Philosophical and Humanistic Studies (CEFH), supported by FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology, as well as a researcher of the Centre for Philosophical and Humanistic Studies (CEFH), R&D unit recognized by FCT (Foundation for Science and Technology, in Portugal).  Besides numerous articles in international academic journals, he has published several books of literary essays. In terms of literary editing, with fixation of the text, critical introduction and notes, he has also edited works by authors such as Diogo Bernardes, António Feijó, Teófilo Carneiro and Camilo Castelo Branco.