Maria Eduarda Vieira da Costa, retired Professor from Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto will present, next October 17th, at 5 p.m., the book “Eclipse,” a recently published work of hers. At the height of her honorable 82 years of age the former Professor has decided to move forward with the publication, both as an escape and personal fulfillment, as a way of overcoming anguish, anxiety and sadness, as well as a way of celebrating joy and reviving memories of the past.
Maria Eduarda Vieira da Costa’s poems are clearly influenced by the canon of Portuguese classical poetry, with a peculiar metric and rhythm, to which it lends fluent and simple language. The semantic content carries her memories filtered by time and framed by feelings of nostalgia, sadness, and enchantment with the world.
The session will include a poetry recital and will take place in the Exhibition Room – Library ground floor.
About the author:
Born on April 12, 1937, in Vila Nova de Gaia, she attended the official primary school of Coimbrões, then moved to Carolina Michaëlis in Porto, where she completed High School, in 1954.
She graduated in Engenharia Químico-Industrial at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto in 1961, having collaborated in the accomplishment of the last two stages of her course, in the creation of the Laboratório de Química e de Eletroquímica of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering which today has the name of Professor Jazelino Costa and of which she would become director.
She achieved her Ph.D. in Eletroquímica, in 1987, also at FEUP in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. After a brief period in a paint factory, where she directed the laboratory, she lectured various chemistry subjects at the Instituto Industrial of Porto until 1972 when she started teaching chemistry and electrochemistry at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, section of Energy Use Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto. During her career as a teacher, she presented several communications in Portugal and abroad and published many works in national and international journals.
She left teaching and the civil service when she retired as Professor in 2002.
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