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Fátima Vieira

Name: Maria de Fátima de Sousa Basto Vieira Link to the personal page of Maria de Fátima de Sousa Basto Vieira
Acronym: MFV
Code: 215533
Status: Active
ORCID http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2733-1243
Institutional E-mail: mvieira@letras.up.pt
Alternative E-mail: vieira.mfatima@gmail.com
Telephone Extension: 4187
Telephone: 226077183
Rooms: A261

Functions

Category: Professor Associado
Career: Pessoal Docente de Universidades
Professional Group: Docente
Department: Department of Anglo-American Studies

Positions

Position Beginning date
Member of the Scientific Committee 3º Ciclo em Texto e Evento na Europa da Idade Moderna (Doutoramento Conjunto Erasmus Mundus) 2014-11-14
Member of the Scientific Committee Mestrado em Ensino de Inglês no 1º Ciclo do Ensino Básico 2016-05-27
Member of the Scientific Committee Mestrado em Ensino do Inglês no 3º Ciclo do Ensino Básico e no Ensino Secundário 2016-06-29
Member of the Scientific Committee Mestrado em Estudos Anglo-Americanos 2016-07-01
Member of the Program Follow-up Committee Mestrado em Estudos Anglo-Americanos 2010-03-08
Member of the Program Follow-up Committee 3º Ciclo em Estudos Anglo-Americanos 2014-11-14
Member of the Direction of R&D Center CETAPS - Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-American Studies 2011-02-01
Membro da Comissão Paritária - DOCENTES Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto 2015-01-07
Docente Responsável de Curso de Educação contínua Literatura e Cultura Portuguesas - Curso Livre para Estrangeiros 2013-07-25
Docente Responsável de Curso de Educação contínua Ética através da Literatura 2013-07-25

Personal Presentation

Fátima Vieira is Associate Professor (with “Agregação”) at Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto, where she has been teaching since 1986. She has got her Doctoral degree in 1998, with a thesis on William Morris and the British Utopian Literary tradition. She was the Chair of the Utopian Studies Society / Europe from 2006 to 2016.

She is the Coordinator of the University of Porto's branch of CETAPS - Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies, where she is the leader of the research project “Mapping Dreams: British and North-American Utopianism”. She has also collaborated with ILC – The Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa since 2000, where she has coordinated research projects on Portuguese Utopianism. She is currently the coordinator of the research project funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology "Utopia, Food and the Future: Utopian Thinking and the Construction of Inclusive Societies - a Contribution from the Humanities", jointly promoted by ILC and CETAPS. 

Fátima Vieira is also the director of the collection “Nova Biblioteca das Utopias”, of the Portuguese publishing house “Afrontamento” , and the General director of E-topia, an electronic journal on Portuguese utopianism, as well as of Spaces of Utopia, a transdisciplinary electronic journal on Utopia written in English. She is Book Review Editor for the North-American Journal Utopian Studies and belongs to the Editorial board of several international academic journals.

At the University, she has mainly taught Utopian Studies, Cultural Studies and Translations Studies, both to undergraduate and post-graduate students. She has also taught and supervised students of the TEEME Doctoral Programme ("Text and Event in Early Modern Europe", the 1st ERASMUS MUNDUS Doctoral Programme in the field of the Humanities), as well of several SOCRATES Intensive Programmes (in Italy, Portugal and the Czech Republic). She is the Coordinator of ARUS Post-Doctoral Programme at the University of Porto (Advanced Research in Utopian Studies), as well as of the Multidisciplinary ARUS Seminars.  

As a researcher of CETAPS, she has translated The Tempest (2001) and As you like it (2007) for the publishing house “Campo das Letras", and is now preparing a translation of Julius Caesar for Relógio D’Água publishing house. As a freelance translator, she has translated several works by John Irving and John Updike. She has given many lectures in Portugal and abroad, organized several conferences and published widely in her main fields of research.

In the past, she coordinated large-scale projects, such as the Junior University and Eurotopia 2100: An Interactive Project. She is currently the coordinator of PAN-Utopia 2100, as well of Utopia 500: Commemorative Programme of the 500 years of the publication of Thomas More's Utopia.

From 2012 to 2014, she held a seat at the General Board of the University of Porto, and has belonged to several Academic Boards since she got her PhD, in 1998.

In 2008, the project STEPS-UP: Support for Teaching English in Primary Schools – University of Porto (pedagogical coordination: Maria Ellison:  administrative coordination: Fátima Vieira), won the European Language Label; in 2012, it was nominated by the European Commission as the “Best Language Project for the Ten Past Years”.

In 2013, the American and Canadian association Society for Utopian Studies selected Fátima Vieira as a recipient of the Larry E. Hough Distinguished Service Award.

Media

Portuguese National TV

RTP2 – Câmara Clara – “Utopia”, episode no. 25 (VII), 2012, available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orz5nhqGz4U

RTP2 – Visita Guiada – “Vista Alegre”, 10 oct. 2016, available at https://www.rtp.pt/play/p2366/e253943/visita-guiada

RTP2 – Literatura Aqui – The translations of Thomas More’s Utopia into Portuguese – 19 april 2016, available at https://www.rtp.pt/play/p1990/e232458/literatura-aqui

 

Radio

BBC World Service – “The Forum” – special programme on Utopia, by Thomas More – dec. 2016, available at em http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04kj49d

Rádio Nova – interview about the French writer Tahar Ben Jelloun, 4 nov. 2016. Parte I: http://www.radionova.fm/media/podcasts/12148

Parte II: http://www.radionova.fm/media/podcasts/12149

 

Podcasts

Programme Utopian Horizons, “An Introduction to Utopia”, march 2017, available https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/utopian-horizons/id1217015759

 

 

Research

Category: Unspecified
Research and Development Centers: Instituto de Literatura Comparada Margarida Losa
Faculdade: Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto
Category: Unspecified
Research and Development Centers: Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies
Faculdade: Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto
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