International Conference Arch&Lit: Inter-Arts Dialogue(s) (27-28 November 2014, Lisbon, Portugal

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Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies, FCSH-New Univesity of Lisbon

The Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS) of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the New University of Lisbon will organise the interdisciplinary International Conference Arch&Lit: Inter-Arts Dialogue(s), in Lisbon (27-28 November 2014).

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

We will privilege comparative and transdisciplinary approaches. Potential contributors are invited to submit a 300 word abstract on themes related to any of the following conference tracks:

Architecture & Literature;
Inter-Arts dialogues and poetics-policies of space;
Architectural culture;
Human embodiment (architecture, gender, body) and Literary Studies;
Spatial, Urban and Architectural Theory;
Architectural Humanities;
Architectural hermeneutics;
Identity Studies;
Styles, structures, textures, images, narratives, symbolic forms, and images: the dialogue between architecture and art;
Travel Writing, literary places/spaces, and time;
Literary and visual representations of technological and architectural elements/spaces;
Negotiating spaces and buildings;
The interrelations between literary characters and real/imaginary architectural structures and spaces;
Architecture and Film Studies;
Pacing and tension: the structures of literary texts (Literary Architecture);
Architecture, literature and art as forms of (performing) individual and collective memory;
Utopian and Dystopian Spaces;
Gothic architecture and literature;
Theories of the Everyday;
Built environments in literature and in the Visual Arts;
Archaeology, architecture and literature: ruins, abandoned/obsolete places and other 'places of memory';
Literary and Architectural (Post)Modernisms;
Narrating colonial and postcolonial spaces/structures;
Cultural and Psychogeography;
Libraries, archives, bookstores, book fairs and other spaces for/in books.

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 30 September, 2014, to:

a) the conference convenor: Rogério Miguel Puga (

b) and to:

To insure prompt notification, please include your e-mail address on your submission. If you are willing to chair a session, please note this at the top of your abstract.

Registration fee: 50 euros (BA and MA students 25 euros).

Conference website:

Advisory Committee

Ana Mendes (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)
Carlos Ceia (Universidade Nova, Portugal)
Maria Zulmira Castanheira (Universidade Nova, Portugal)
Paula Morais [London School of Economics; International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), United Kingdom]
Pedro Flor (Universidade Aberta; Universidade Nova)
Rogério Miguel Puga (Universidade Nova, conference convenor)