Maria Inês Castro e Silva holds a Bachelor's degree in Portuguese and Lusophone Studies (2009: University of Porto, Portugal) and a Master's in Cultural and Interart Studies - Major in Romance and Classical Studies - Literary Aesthetics (2011: University of Porto, Portugal). Maria Inês Castro e Silva is doing her PhD at University of Warwick, School of Modern Languages, Department of Hispanic Studies. Her research is focused on the Portuguese cinematic image as a representation of a cinematographic identity – Portugueseness (Portugalidade) - that it has been disseminated across the European panorama. Her project seeks to inscribe the work of the new generation of Portuguese filmmakers in a discourse that analyses their contributions to the discussion of post-imperial Portugal and the reconfiguration of the city.
- Postcolonial studies
- Portuguese contemporary cinema
- Popular culture
- City and Space
Conferences / Papers
IX ABIL Conference - Association of British and Irish Lusitanists - University of Newcastle, 17-18 September, 2021 (supported by ABIL).
10th Annual Small Cinemas Conference - 'Small Cinemas, Small Spaces' - ICS-ULisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, 25-27 September, 2019.
VIII ABIL Conference - Association of British and Irish Lusitanists - University of Edinburgh, 6-7 September, 2019 (supported by ABIL).
Guest Lecture at Queen's University Belfast in the context of the module Portuguese 3 - SPA3131 (final year students)- BA Honours Spanish and Portuguese Studies. Lecture on Representations of a postimperial Portugal in Colossal Youth by Pedro Costa; (supported by Queen's University Belfast), February, 2019.
American Portuguese Studies Association 11th International Conference with a paper entitled Strange Encounters with Light: Problematising Light and Space in Pedro Costa's Colossal Youth, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), 18-20 October, 2018. This paper was supported by HRF (Humanities Research Funding, University of Warwick) and School of Modern Languages, University of Warwick.
PG Annual Symposium of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures Questioning the disappearance of disciplinary boundaries, Organiser and Speaker with a paper entitled Widening contexts: Portuguese cinema in a transnational age, University of Warwick, May 2018.
International Conference O Conto: O Cânone e as Margens with a paper entitled Fragmentações coerentes em A Morte do Palhaço e O Mistério da Árvore de Raul Brandão, Department of Languages and Cultures, University of Aveiro, Portugal, May 2017.
Conference Cinema em Português IX Jornadas with a paper entitled Como escalar na
cidade: Configurações da cidade portuguesa a partir de Montanha de João Salaviza, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal, April 2016.
VI International Conference of the Association of British and Irish Lusitanists (ABIL) with a paper entitled War in the head, war in the city: war and city between António Lobo Antunes and João Salaviza, University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom, September 2015.
Avanca Film Festival 2014 with a paper entitled A Condição de explorador: Discursos da dor entre Os Cus de Judas de António Lobo Antunes e Tabu de Miguel Gomes, Avanca, Portugal, July 2014.
Conference Delyra: A symposium on poetry and delirium with a paper entitled Mundo com braços amputados: Configurações do Iraque entre Alberto Pimenta e Bahman Ghobadi, Faculty of Arts, University of Porto, Portugal, May 2012.
Conference Por Prisão o Infinito: Censorship and freedom in literature with a paper entitled C’est dur d’être immortel’: Reflexão acerca do risível em crónicas de João Ubaldo Ribeiro, Faculty of Arts, University of Porto, Portugal, September 2011.
Conference Ecocriticism trends and paths of literary criticism in postmodernity. Ecocriticism & other attempts / temptations text and literature with a paper entitled Babilónia descarnada ou habitar a terra em versos de Alberto Pimenta: uma abordagem ecocrítica, in collaboration with Pedro Lopes de Almeida (Brown University), Faculty of Arts, University of Porto, Portugal, November 2008.
2nd National Congress on Languages in Interaction. Symposium VI:"The representation of women in literature and female authorship" (coord. Dr. Lucia Zolin) with a paper entitled À Procura da própria coisa: Clarice Lispector e algumas considerações sobre o conto 'Desastres de Sofia'', University of Paraná, Brazil, October 2008.
"Pedro Costa e Miguel Gomes: Envelhecimento e Memória Colonial no Cinema Português Contemporâneo" (Patrícia Martinho Ferreira and Maria Inês Castro e Silva), Envejecimientos y Cines Ibéricos, ed. by Barbara Zecchi et al. (Valencia: Tirant Humanidades, 2021), pp. 309-338.
"Fragmentações coerentes em A Morte do Palhaço e O Mistério da Árvore de Raul Brandão", Forma Breve, vol.14, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 2017, pp.125-130 (ISSN: 2183-4709).
"Como escalar na cidade: Configurações da cidade portuguesa a partir de Montanha de João Salaviza", Cinema em Português, org. Frederico Lopes, Paulo Cunha, Manuela Penafria, Covilhã, Editora LabCom.IFP, 2016, pp. 105-113 (ISBN 978-989-654-334-1).
"O campo de concentração: uma leitura de Pasolini com Sade ao fundo" , nº. 7, Dossier de Literatura de Língua Francesa em Tradução, Non Plus Journal, University of São Paulo, Brazil, December, 2015, pp. 3-12 (ISSN:2316-3976).
"Mundo com braços amputados: Configurações do Iraque entre Alberto Pimenta e Bahman Ghobadi", Lyra Compoetics, 2013, (ISSN 1647-6689).
"Cinema inquietante: sublime de uma sala de Cinema(s) em Herberto Helder', Revista Desassossego, University of São Paulo, Brazil, July 2010, (ISSN 2175-3180).
Cem mil cigarros: os filmes de Pedro Costa by Ricardo Matos Cabo, Portuguese Studies, ed. by Paulo de Medeiros and Hilary Owen, Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA), 34:2, 2018, pp.239-240.
Awards / Grants
2019 - Commendee for 2019 Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence for Postgraduates Who Teach (WATE PGR).
2018/2019 - Humanities Research Fund (HRF), University of Warwick.
2008/2009 - Fellow Researcher under the FCT [Foundation for Science and Technology] Integration Scholarships Programme (BII/UNI/0500/ELT/2008). The project was carried out in the Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa, Faculty of Arts, University of Porto, Portugal (Essay title: Devassos no paraíso: uma análise do
discurso carnavalesco em quatro ficcionistas brasileiros [Carnival discourse in four Brazilian novelists]).
Postgraduate Representative of the Association of British and Irish Lusitanists (ABIL).
2017/2018 - Staff Student Liaison Committee (PG Rep - Hispanic Studies).
Previous Teaching Experience and Responsibilities
2020-2022 - Teaching Fellow in Portuguese Studies (full-time), University of Birmingham.
2019/2020 - Teaching (Term 1): Portuguese Beginners Accelerated (LL292), University of Warwick.
2018/2019 - Teaching: Portuguese Beginners Accelerated (LL292), University of Warwick.
2017/2018 - Teaching: Portuguese Beginners Accelerated (LL292) and Portuguese Lifelong Language Learning - Beginners (L101), University of Warwick.
2016/2017 - Portuguese Teaching Assistant (Camões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua) at National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland.
2014-2017 - Portuguese Teaching Assistant (Camões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua) at Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom.
ABIL - Association of British and Irish Lusitanists
AIM - Associação de Investigadores da lmagem em Movimento [Association of Moving Image Researchers], Portugal
APSA - American Portuguese Studies Association
Maria Inês Castro e Silva