International Conference Literature (&), (In)tangible Heritage

deadline for submissions: 
June 15, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
CEntre for English, Translation and Anglo-Potuguese Studies, NOVA-FCSH
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International Conference Literature (&), (In)tangible Heritage

FCSH, NOVA University (Lisbon, Portugal)

11-12 October 2018



Throughout 2018, we are celebrating diverse cultural heritage across Europe. The aim of the European Year of Cultural Heritage is to encourage more people to discover and engage with Europe’s cultural heritage, and to reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European space. The slogan for the year is: “Our heritage: where the past meets the future”.


The Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS), at FCSH-NOVA University of Lisbon, and at the University of Oporto, the European Studies Programme, University of Guelph (Canada), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chiado, Lisbon), and the Área de Filologías Gallega y Portuguesa / Universidad de Extremadura (Spain) will join the celebration(s) in Portugal through an international conference to discuss literature as/and (in)tangible heritage(s).


Venue: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, New University of Lisbon, Portugal


Working languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish. No translation will be provided.


We will privilege comparative and transdisciplinary approaches.


Potential contributors are invited to submit a bionote and a 300-word abstract on themes related to any of the following conference tracks:


Rethinking (local, regional, national, European and world) intangible heritage

Sharing culture(s) and heritage(s)

Literary representation, values and ideology

Literature and tangible heritage

Heritage and education

Heritage and war

Heritage and Politics

Heritage and Economics

Literary representation and space(s)

Literary representation and time

Literature and cinema

Comic strips



Websites / intermediality / multimodality

Artistic adaptations / intersemiotic translation

Dance and music as heritage


Foodscapes / drinkscapes

Rites, rituals and festivities


Cultural practices

Arts & Crafts / Artisanal processes / traditional technologies

Museums and Intangible Heritage

Games, sports and leisure activities

Interarts dialogue

Performative arts

Narrating emotions


Ecocriticism: Literature and nature as heritage

Literature, Heritage and Tourism (Literary Tourism)

Making what you can’t see visible: Guided tours and intangible heritage

Heritage and natural/human-made catastrophes

Writing and Heritage

Book flow and market

Libraries and bookstores as archives and monuments

Historiography and identities

History and Literature

Anthropology and Literature

What/how can the historical novel teach us?

Literature and national arts, myths and themes

Literature, stereotypes and identities

Oral and Traditional Literature

Worshipping / Religion

Intangible heritage and colonial expansion

Heritage and archives

Heritage and contemporaneity

Themes related to the Unesco Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Register of good safeguarding practices (


Papers and panels on the above themes are invited. However, papers/panels on other subjects related to the above topics will also be considered. Participants will be held to a twenty-minute presentation limit.


Please submit an abstract and a bio note, by 15 June 2018, to:

Rogerio Miguel Puga:



To ensure prompt notification, please include your e-mail address on your submission. If you are interested in chairing a session, please note this at the top of your abstract.


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