Universidade Lusófona


In life the strange always breaks in. In fact, within the meshes that make up the law of things, there is a series of phenomena and people who do not fit or fit badly or who are pushed aside, repelled, silenced. In life the strange always breaks in. In the planetary era we have entered, our relationship with nature and history is obscure, a source of general unease. But without the strangeness nothing new or different would be possible, because the Stranger, in what is disturbing, disturbs life and its safe associations, giving an account of something incalculable within calculations and measures. There is, therefore, a certain responsibility of thinking that goes through hospitality as the only law of the Stranger; through the questioning of Unheimlichkeit in theatre and in the arts, capable of welcoming it in its most extreme forms; through strategies of recognition of the excluded and marginalised; through the questioning of a cosmopolitics that respects the community of those who inhabit the earth. Basically, the whole challenge is to question the passages of the Stranger in contemporaneity.

30th January

Opening: Isabel Babo (Lusófona University - Porto), Tiago Guedes (TMP), José Bragança de Miranda (Lusófona University - Porto).
Conference by Filomena Molder (Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Nova University) - "Foreigners and Strangers

6th February

José Gomes Pinto (Lusófona University) - "How to think negativity

6th March

Fernanda Bernardo (Faculdade de Letras, Coimbra University) - "The rainbow of hospitality - Hostipitality's - scenes from the relationship with the other"

10th April

 Luís Cláudio Ribeiro (Lusófona University) - "On Camus's Stranger

15th May

José Bragança de Miranda (Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Nova University / Lusófona University) - "Universes of the Strange"

5th June

José Gil (Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Nova University) - "The strange that attracts us: teratology of destiny"

2nd October

Isabel Babo (Lusófona University - Porto) - "Ramblings about the Foreigner"

20th November

Ana Luísa Amaral (Faculdade de Letras, Porto University) - "Strangeness of the Strange: the present times and Queer Theory"

4th December

Tiago Guedes (TMP Director) - "The Strange in the Porto Municipal Theatre's programme", Alexandra Balona (Independent Researcher and Curator) - "The Strange in Marlene Monteiro Freitas' work", Mónica Guerreiro (Porto Municipality) - "With eyes enchained by the burning sun": Conference and Closure.


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