Guest Writer & Keynote Speakers

Guest Writer:

– MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM (Author, Yale University)


Keynote Speakers

– CARLOS CEIA (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

Carlos Ceia, Full Professor of English Studies at Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, New University of Lisbon – Portugal. Head of the Department of Modern Languages, Cultures and Literatures. Founder and head of the Language Institute of the New University of Lisbon (ILNOVA). Coordinator of the Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS). He is also the coordinator of several courses: PhD in Educational Sciences; PhD in Languages Teaching; MA in TEFL and the general coordinator of the initial teaching education courses at FCSH.


– HUGH STEVENS (University College London)

Hugh Stevens is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English Language and Literature at University College London. He is the author of Henry James and Sexuality and has recently edited The Cambridge Companion to Gay and Lesbian Writing.


– ROBERT J. CORBER ( Trinity College, Connecticut)

Robert J. Corber is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor in American Institutions and Values at Trinity College.  He is the author of In the Name of National Security:  Hitchcock, Homophobia, and the Political Construction of Gender in Postwar America, Homosexuality in Cold War America:  Resistance and the Crisis of Masculinity, and Cold War Femme:  Lesbianism, National Identity, and Hollywood Cinema.  His scholarly edition of the 1932 queer modernist novel, The Scarlet Pansy, is forthcoming from Fordham UP


– RUI CARVALHO HOMEM (Universidade do Porto)

Rui Carvalho Homem is Professor of English at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Oporto, Portugal. He has published extensively on Early Modern English drama, Irish studies, translation, and word-and-image studies. As a literary translator, he has published versions of Shakespeare, Marlowe, Seamus Heaney and Philip Larkin. He is a founder and director of TEEME – Text and Event in Early Modern Europe, an Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate). He is currently the President of ESRA, the European Shakespeare Research Association


SANTANU DAS (Kings College, London)

Santanu Das is the author of the prize-winning monograph Touch and Intimacy in First World War Literature (Cambridge, 2005) and the editor of Race, Empire and First World War Writing (Cambridge, 2011) and Cambridge Companion to the Poetry of the First World War (Cambridge 2014). He has just published a visual sourcebook Indian Troops in Europe, 1914-1918 (Gallimard and Mapin, 2015) and is currently completing a book titled India, Empire and First World War Culture for Cambridge University Press. In 2014, he presented the Radio 4 series Soldiers of the Empire. He teaches at the English Department at King’s College London. From 2013-2016, he is directing the HERA-funded collaborative research project Cultural Exchange in a  Time of Global Conflict, with cultural and academic partners across Europe


– TERESA PINTO COELHO (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

Teresa Pinto Coelho is Full Professor and Chair in Anglo-Portuguese Studies at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She holds a Phd from the University of Oxford and was Director of the Oxford Centre for Portuguese Studies and Fellow of St. John´s College from 2003 to 2004. Her main fields of research are imperial and cultural relations between Britain and Portugal and Victorian Studies. She is currently a member of the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, coordinator of the doctoral course on Modern Literatures and Cultures and a researcher of the Institute for Contemporary History (IHC). Her latest book is: Eça de Queirós and the Victorian Press (Boydell &Brewer: 2014).