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Helena Buescu
Full professor (Professora Catedrática)

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    Biographical note:

      Helena Carvalhão Buescu is professor of Comparative Literature at ULisboa. Main areas of interest centre on the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as theoretical issues in comparative and world literature. She regularly collaborates with foreign universities, as Visiting Professor or Researcher (Universities of Köln, Indiana, Harvard, Porto Alegre, Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro, Wisconsin, Stanford, Princeton, Pennsylvania) and she has more than one hundred essays published, in both Portuguese and international periodicals. She founded and directed the research Centre of Comparative Studies (ULisboa) and belongs to the Board of the Institute of World Literature. Main books include: Incidências do Olhar. Percepção e Representação (1990); A Lua, a Literatura e o Mundo (1995); editor of Dicionário do Romantismo Literário Português (1997); Em Busca do Autor Perdido (1998); co-editor of A Revisionary History of Portuguese Literature (Garland, 1999); Chiaroscuro. Modernidade e Literatura (2001); Grande Angular. Comparatismo e Práticas de Comparação (2001), Cristalizações.Fronteiras da Modernidade (2005); co-editor of O Grande Terramoto de Lisboa. Ficar Diferente (2005); Emendar a Morte. Pactos em Literatura (2008); Experiência do Incomum e Boa Vizinhança. Literatura Comparada e Literatura-Mundo, (2013). Member of Academia Europaea. Prizes: Ensaio APE/Portugal Telecom; Máxima Revelação; Association Int. Critiques Littéraires. She is the coordinator of the research project 'Comparative World Literature'.


      Selected publications:

        • 2013. Experiência do Incomum e Boa Vizinhança, Literatura Comparada e Literatura-Mundo. Porto: Porto Editora.
        • 2012- 2013. "The Experience of 1755 Lisbon Earthquake", SUR (Tokyo) Vol.22. Vulnerability and Toughness in Regeneration from Natural Disasters. (traduzido para Inglês e Japonês).
        • 2012. (com Cristina Almeida Ribeiro e Maria Graciete Silva). Um Cânone Literário para a Europa. Vila Nova de Famalicão: Centro de Estudos Comparatistas/Húmus.
        • 2011. “The Republic of Letters and the World Republic of Letters.” in The Routledge Companion to World Literature, Theo D’Haen, David Damrosch and Djelal Kedir (eds). London: Routledge. 126-135.
        • 2011. "History as Traumatic Memory: Das Áfricas". in Tradition, Translation, Trauma. The Classic and the Modern, Jan Parker and Timothy Mathews (eds.). Oxford UP. 299-315.

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