CHAM TALKS17.11.2023
The Image of Portugal through Literature, by Ana Cristina Correia Gil


The Image of Portugal through Literature


The image of Portugal portrayed in literature serves as the starting point for a conversation with Ana Cristina Correia Gil. In this interview, the discussion revolves around the relationship between literature and the construction of national identities, the distinction between fictional universes and reality, national myths, and the image that Portuguese people have of themselves. The conversation delves into the works of authors such as Camões, Eça de Queirós, Teixeira de Pascoais, José Saramago, Mário de Carvalho, Dulce Maria Cardoso, and Valter Hugo Mãe.

Ana Cristina Correia Gil is an Associate Professor at the University of the Azores and an integrated researcher at CHAM-Centro de Humanidades. With a Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures, she serves as the director of the Library, Archive, and Museum at the University of the Azores. Her research focuses on national identity and its relation to cultural theory, national culture, and nationalism. She has also worked extensively on mass media topics.



The interview is conducted by Alina Baldé.



Isabel Araújo Branco (CHAM)