Theory and Criticism of Literature

5 ECTS / Semestral / Português

To problematize the field of literary studies and the place of the theory of literature, in its interdisciplinary dimension:

  • Question the nature of literature and successive attempts to problematize its definition;
  • Assimilate the eminently intertextual dimension of literary language and the new languages or supports of literary expression;
  • Understand the implications of the processes of globalization, crisis of the humanities and post-modernity in the work of literary theory;
  • Understand the main compositional codes of the literary genres - narrative, poetic and dramatic - and their transformation in the post-modern culture
  • Analyze literary texts (novel, poetry and drama), testing the potentialities of the most recent theories
  • Understand the comparative perspective of the relations between literature and the other arts (music, painting, cinema).


Associate Professor
Doutoramento em Humanidades - especialidade de Teoria da Literatura pela Universidade Católica Portuguesa em 2003. É Professor Associado na Universidade…