Research Team

Isabel Fernandes

Isabel Maria da Cunha Rosa Fernandes (PhD – 1988; Habilitation – 2007) is a Full Professor at the Department of English Studies, Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon. She also created and coordinates the international and interdisciplinary Programme on Narrative and Medicine since 2009. She has published extensively in the fields of her expertise, namely, English Literature, Narratology, Inter-art Studies and, more recently, Narrative Medicine. Among her recent publications are: Critical Dialogues: Slow Readings of English Literary Texts (2011) and articles, such as: “Adoecer de Hélia Correia ou um «conhecimento por dentro»”, Colóquio / Letras: Revista Quadrimensal, Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, nº 175 (Setembro / Dezembro 2010): 145-155; “Of Painters, Models, and their Downfall: The Case of John Singer Sargent’s Madame X”. ‘So Long lives this and this gives life to thee’ Homenagem a Maria Helena de Paiva Correia. Lisboa: DEA – FLUL, 2009, 313-323; and “Words as Game: The Writing and Reading of Poetry”, Anglo-Saxónica: Revista do Centro de Estudos Anglísticos da Universidade de Lisboa, série II – n.º 26 (2008): 137-152.

Adelino Dias Cardoso

Adelino Cardoso received a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Lisbon and is currently an Assistant Researcher of the Centre for the History of Culture in the Human Sciences Faculty of the New University of Lisbon. He is a full member of the research group “Comunicação, Explicação e Linguagem” at the Centre for the History of Culture, and was the Scientific Coordinator of the Project “Filosofia, Medicina e Sociedade”, sponsored by FCT. He is the author of, among other books, Vida e Percepção de Si (2008). He is also a member of the Scientific Committee for the Interdisciplinary Project “Narrative & Medicine”, and coordinates a project recently approved by the FCT as ‘excellent’ entitled: “The view of nature in the medico-philosophical thought at the transition from the 17th to the 18th Century” (2010).

Alda Maria Correia

Alda Correia is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, where she teaches General and Comparative Literature, Literature and the Other Arts, History of Translation, Critical Readings. She is a full member of ULICES and collaborator of Centre of Studies on Literary Imaginary in New University. Research topics: short fiction history and theory, narratology, Comparative Literature, regionalist literature. Some publications: A Quarta Dimensão do Instante – estudo comparativo da epifania nos contos de Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield e Clarice Lispector, Lisboa, Universitária Editora, 2004; “«Philosophy in the flesh»: being human with Clarice Lispector” in Clara, Fernando, et al., Várias Viagens – Estudos oferecidos a Alfred Opitz, V. Nova Famalicão, Humus, 2011, pp. 187-94.

António Barbosa

António José Feliciano Barbosa graduated in Medicine (FMUL), Anthropology (ISCSP-UTL) and Sociology (ISCTE). He received a Master’s degree, a PhD and is a Senior Lecturer (abilitation) (FMUL) in Psychiatry, holding also an European Master Degree in Bioethics, and another master degree in Legal Psychiatry. He is a Graduate Hospital Assistant in the Psychiatric Service of the Santa Maria Hospital (Lisbon) and co-coordinator of its Centre for Liaison Psychiatry. He is also an Invited Assistant Professor of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon, where he heads the Centre for Bioethics and coordinates the Palliative Care unit. He is the coordinator of master degrees in Bioethics, Palliative Care and Science of Pain in that Faculty. Finally, he is a member of the Ethic’s Comission for Clinical Research of the Ministry of Health and of the Ethic’s Comission of the Faculty of Medicine.

Brian Hurwitz

Brian Hurwitz is a medical practitioner and Director of the Centre for Humanities and Health, at King’s College London. His research interests encompass narrative and clinical medicine studies, ethics, law, and the dialogue between the several disciplines of the arts, the humanities and medicine. He is a member of the editorial boards of the scientific publications: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, Chronic Illness and Clinical Medicine. He has authored several essays on narrative and clinical practice issues, and published the books: Narrative-Based Medicine: Dialogue and Discourse in Clinical Practice (1998), Narrative Research in Health and Illness (2004) and Health Care Errors and Patient Safety (2009).

Cecilia Beecher Martins

Cecilia Beecher Martins is an English Language Professor at the Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon and Assistant Professor at Instituto Superior Novas Profissões, Lisbon. She is also a member of the American Studies Researcher Group at ULICES (University of Lisbon Center for English Studies) and involved in the Narrative and Medicine Research Project there. Her main research interests are film studies, psychoanalytical literary & film criticism and narrative medicine. She has written and published many articles on the relationship between creative writing, free associative film and literary criticism and mental health. These include “Meeting Movies applied to Elizabethtown” (2009), “Shared Identity Constructs and the Cognitive Triad Represented in Poe’s ‘Alone’” (2010), “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: Writing a Way Out of Trauma” (2010) and “Looking at Film Through the Lens of Science” (2011).

Christian Hervé

Christian Hervé received a PhD in Medicine in 1978 and one in Human Biology in 1988 (PARIS-Val-de-Marne University). He is presently a university lecturer in Legal Medicine and Health Law. He is also the director of the Laboratoire d’éthique médicale et de médecine légale of the Faculty of Medicine (Paris-Descartes University), chief of the Medical Consultation and Public Health Service of the Centre d’Accueil et d’Hébergement et de Soins Hospitaliers de Nanterre and vice-president of the Union Nationale des Réseaux de Santé. Educational activities: responsible for the master degrees and PhDs in “Ethical Mention”, “Research in medical ethics” and “Support for victims and perpetrators of aggression” (Paris-Descartes University); coordinator of sciences; coordinator (2008-2011) of the European project EDUBIOETHICS, which brings together eleven universities from nine countries (Italy, Spain, Malta, Switzerland, Lebanon, Quebec, USA). Publications and editions: director of the colection “Harmattan”, edited by Dalloz and De Boeck, and of the Courrier de la Société Française et Francophone d’éthique médicale, and member of the editorial boards: “Aporia” (University of Toronto), “Corps” (CNRS), “Revue générale de droit médical” (University of Poitiers), and “Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry” (Case Western Reserve University, Ohio, EUA).

Diana V. Almeida

Diana V. Almeida is an invited Assistant Professor at FLUL, where she teaches US Literature (1900-1945), North American Art, Visual Culture, and Creative Writing. She is currently developing a transdisciplinary post-doctoral project in Gender Studies connecting poetry and photography that is founded by FCT (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology). Integrated in this research framework, she implements a creative writing project at the Museum Collection Berardo.  She is a full member of ULICES (University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies), where she has organized several international conferences. She edited Women and the Arts: Dialogues in Female Creativity (Peter Lang, 2013). She translated several authors, such as Eudora Welty, Dylan Thomas, and Edith Wharton. Besides, she regularly works as a healer in alternative therapies.

Gérard Danou

Gérard Danou is presently an Associate Researcher in Literature at the Paris Diderot University.  He received a PhD in Letters from the Paris VII University with a thesis entitled Le corps souffrant : littérature et médecine (1992). Recently, he was the editor of Peser les mots ; actes du colloque littératures et médecine (2007).

João Almeida Flor

João Almeida Flor is a retired Full Professor and an expert in English Language and Literature, having developed his scientific activities in Comparative Literature, Anglo-Portuguese Cultural Relations and Reception and Literary Translation Studies. He is a full member of the University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies, in the Reception Studies and Descriptive Studies in Translation Research Group. In his vast published work stand out the volume T.S.Eliot: Prufrock e outras Observações (2005), and the editorial coordination of Shakespeare Entre Nós (2009).

Manuel Silvério Marques

Manuel Silvério Marques is a clinical haematologist, who recently retired from Instituto Português de Oncologia. He holds a PhD in Philosophy of Medicine, from the University of Lisbon and is currently a researcher at the Centre for Philosophy, University of Lisbon. He is a former member of the Philosophy of Knowledge Group, directed by Fernando Gil. He was an invited Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, and at the University of Beira Interior, also in Portugal, where he taught Medical Art, History, and Philosophy of Medicine. He participated in several national and international Research Projects on Philosophy of Medicine, History of Science, and History of Medicine. He currently develops a Project (funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) devoted to the edition of the medical works of Dr. José Pinto de Azeredo (Rio, 1764-Lisboa, 1810). With Jorge Melo and José M. Pereira de Almeida, he launched the first Hospital Ethical Committee (at Instituto Português de Oncologia), and was a full member of several Ethical Committees, including the National Council of Ethics for Life Sciences. He has authored two books and co-authored twenty-one.

Maria Antónia Rebelo Botelho 

Maria Antónia Rebelo Botelho obtained a PhD in Philosophy, specialized in Contemporary Philosophy, at the New University of Lisbon. She is the coordinator of the Research and Development in Nursing Unit (UI&DE) since 2007, and a visiting professor at ESEL (Escola Superior de Enfermagem) since 2010. In 2007 she took direction of the Pensar Enfermagem magazine, and, in 2008, became a member of the Scientific Committee for the magazine Investigação em Enfermagem. Her scientific activity is focused on Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Ethics, Bioethics and Professional Deontology and Advanced Research in Nursing. Her current research interests cover the experience of patients affected with psychotic diseases, ethical decision-making, and affirmation of the professional autonomy of nurses. These interests are reflected on the lines of research she coordinates (UI&DE) in this project: “The epistemology of the nursing practice” and “Investigation of actual experience”.

Maria De Jesus Quintas Reis Cabral

Maria de Jesus Cabral is an invited Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Coimbra, where she teaches French Literature (19th and 20th centuries), French Language and Translation. She received her PhD in 2005 at the Catholic University of Portugal, where she also taught (1994/2008), with a thesis on symbolist theatre from Mallarmé to Maeterlinck, published in 2007 under the title Mallarmé hors frontières: des défis de l’oeuvre au filon symbolique du premier théâtre Maeterlinckien“, in Rodopi Editions. Following that, she developed between 2008 and 2012 a post-doctoral project on Portuguese Literature, on the subject of “Rumos do teatro poético: dos impulsos ‘novistas’ finisseculares às viragens de Orpheu” [The directions of poethic theatre: from the ‘novist’ end-of-century impulses to the turns of Orpheu]She is a Full Member of the CLP (Centre for Portuguese Literature) at FLUC, in the research group “Poéticas”, responsible for the line of research in Literary Reading, “LÉA! – Lire en Europe aujourd’hui”, and co-responsible for the research line in “Poéticas da Tradução” [Poethics of Translation]. She is a member of the ULICES/CEAUL (ULisbon), in the research Project “Narrative and Medicine”. She co-coordinates the editorial series “Exotopies”, at Le Manuscrit Editions – Paris, and the series “Diálogos em tradução”, at Pedago Editions – Lisbon. She is a member of the revising board for the editorial colection “Entr’acte: Études de théâtre et performance” of the Centre for Theatre Studies at FLUL. Recently, she co-edited Lumières de Camus. Enjeux et relectures, Paris: Éditions Le Manuscrit (2012), A viagem de traduzir (Portuguese translation and afterword by João Domingues and Maria de Jesus Cabral), Lisbon: Pedago Editions (2013), and Lire, de près, de loinClose and distant reading, Paris: Classiques Garnier, Col. «Théorie de la littérature» (Spring 2014).

Marie-France Mamzer

PhD in Medical and Biological Ethics at the Univ. Paris-Descartes. She integrated the ethical commission of the Société Francophone de Transplantation, and since 2013 is the president of the ethical commission of the Société de Néphrologie. She is also the president of the CPP Ile de France 2, and a teacher at the Univ. Paris-Descartes since 2008. Most recently, she was appointed responsible for the Unité Fonctionnelle d’Ethique et de Médecine légale (Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades).

Marijke Boucherie

Belgian and Portuguese. Assistant Professor at the University of Lisbon. Researcher at Ulices (Group 4). Research topics: The Literature of Nonsense and the communicative potentialities inherent in language form; Canadian Literature. Some Publications: “Nonsense and Other Senses”, in Tarantino, Elizabetta (ed.), Nonsense and other Senses. Regulated Absurdity in Literature (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009). Ch. XIII, pp. 259-274.; ‘Peter Ibbetson’ or the Limbo of Memory”. Revista Anglo-Saxónica, Série II. Nº 18, 2003, 213-230; ”Dissemination: Dickens, David, Mr. Dick and Derrida”, Revista Anglo-Saxónica, Série II, nºs 16717, Lisboa: Edições Colibri, 2002, pp. 382-408.

Nuno Miguel Proença

Nuno Miguel Proença has received a PhD in Philosophy and Social Sciences from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales of Paris. He developed his post-doctorate research at the Centre for the History of Culture of the New University of Lisbon, and was a grant holder of the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT, Portugal). His working areas concern the relationship between Philosophy and Psychoanalysis, namely in the fields of affectivity and emotions, the body and the unconscious, imagination and memory, but also, language, identity and narrative. He is the author of Qu’est-ce que l’objectivation en psychanalyse? Sept lectures de Freud (Paris, L’Harmattan, 2008).

Teresa Casal

Teresa Casal is Assistant Professor in English at the University of Lisbon and a researcher at the University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (ULICES), where she coordinates the group dedicated to Other English-speaking Literatures and Cultures. Her research interests include contemporary Irish literature and medical humanities, with a focus on the interplay between fiction and non-fiction, and on the uses of narrative as a form of knowledge. Her contribution to the ULICES-based project ‘Narrative & Medicine: (Con)texts and practices across disciplines’ involves the study of illness and medical narratives. She has co-edited Beyond Diagnosis: Relating the person to the patient – The patient to the person (2014), Contar (com) a Medicina (2015), and Revisitar o Mito / Myths Revisited (2015).

Zuzanna Sanches

Zuzanna Sanches (PhD) is a full time researcher at ULICES (University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies) and collaborator CETAPS (Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies), Portugal. She also teaches at the Department of English Studies, University of Lisbon. She was a visiting research fellow at National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland and is now a visiting research fellow at University College Dublin working under the supervision of Professor Margaret Kelleher. She has published on contemporary Irish women writers and is now preparing a monograph about the generation of Irish women novelists and poets born in the 1960s. Her research interests include Irish, British and American literature and culture, feminisms, psychoanalysis as well as gender and identity studies.