Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy

Nº 1 – 2016

Editorial Board |       Adelaide Serras || Ana Daniela Coelho || Ana Rita Martins || Angélica Varandas || João Félix || José Duarte

Advisory Board |       Adam Roberts (Royal Holloway, Univ. of London, UK) || David Roas (Univ. Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain) || Flávio García (Univ. do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) || Henrique Leitão (Fac. de Ciências, Univ. de Lisboa, Portugal) || Jonathan Gayles (Georgia State University, USA) || Katherine Fowkes (High Point University, USA) || Lubjica Matek (University of Osijek, CROATIA) || Mª Cristina Batalha (Univ. do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) || Susana Oliveira (Fac. de Arquitectura, Univ. de Lisboa, Portugal) || Teresa Lopez-Pellisa (Univ. Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain)

Copy Editors |           Ana Rita Martins || João Félix || José Duarte

Translator |                David Klein Martins

Translation Copy Editors |    Ana Rita Martins || Mónica Paiva

Photography |            Valter Ventura

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 ISSN |                         2183-7465

Editor |                       Centro de Estudos Anglísticos da Universidade de Lisboa | University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies. Alameda da Universidade – Faculdade de Letras. 1600-214 Lisboa – Portugal


Alexandra Cheira | Alexandra Cheira is a researcher at ULICES (University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies, Portugal). She has published articles and book chapters on A. S. Byatt’s fiction, The One Thousand and One Nights, seventeenth-century French conteuses and Victorian women wonder tale writers. She is the editor of (Re)Presenting Magic, (Un)Doing Evil: Of Human Inner Light and Darkness (Oxford, Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2012). She has recently translated A. S. Byatt’s “Cold” and has written an introduction to the tale, included in a publication of the project “Storytelling” in her research centre.

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Diana Marques | Diana Marques has a degree and a MA in English and American Studies from Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Letras with a dissertation on English medieval literature and culture. She is a researcher at ULICES (University Lisbon Centre for English Studies) and is currently working on her Ph.D. project about Fantasy literature.

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Jorge Martins Trindade  | Jorge Martins Trindade (Portalegre, 1968) teaches Portuguese Language at Lisbon’s School of Communication and Media Studies (Lisbon Polytechnic Institute) since 1999. Before that, he wrote literary criticism for the daily newspaper Público. He has a Master’s degree in Modern and Contemporary Portuguese Literature with a thesis on António Patrício’s symbolist fiction and he is currently preparing a PhD thesis on Eça de Queirós.

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Ljubica Matek | Ljubica Matek holds the position of an Assistant Professor at the Department of English at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Osijek, Croatia, where she teaches undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate courses in literature. Her teaching and research interests include fantastic and Gothic literature, adaptations of literary texts into film, and contemporary representations of family in literature. She has published papers both in Croatia and abroad, and co-edited a collection of essays, Facing the Crises: Anglophone Literature in the Postmodern World (2014).

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Luís Filipe Silva  | Luís Filipe Silva is a Portuguese Science Fiction author of short-story collections and novels, winner of the 1991 Caminho award for original SF, editor of Portuguese and Brazilian anthologies on SF and pulp fiction, translator of work by Swanwick, Leiber and Bear.

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Milan Jovanović | Milan Jovanović, a PhD student and investigator within the Centre for English Studies at the School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon, defended his M.A. thesis entitled “Christabel – The Nemesis of Coleridge and Wordsworth’s Friendship” in 2009 at the same faculty. His academic interests include: Coleridge, English Romanticism, Poetry, Supernatural, Vampirism.

Nuno Marques | Nuno Marques is a PhD Student at Mid Sweden University. He is currently working on ecopoetry, poetic form, material ecocriticism and site-specificity.

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Valter Ventura | (Lisboa 1979) holds a degree in Art History by the Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa. In 2005 he completed the Advanced Course in Photography by  Ar.Co – Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual, with a scholarship awarded by Banco Espírito Santo. Currently, he is a specialist professor of the Higher Course of Photography at the Instituto Politécnico de Tomar and also collaborates with Ar.Co, Atelier de Lisboa, and Faculdade de Belas-Artes de Lisboa. In 2008, he participated (alongside José Nuno Lamas) in the Photography Course by the 2º Programa de Criatividade e Criação Artística in Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. Between 2012 and 2014, he was responsible by the photographic documentation at Carpe Diem – Arte e Pesquisa. He is a resident artist at HANGAR – Centro de Investigação Artística. He is represented by KUBIKGALLERY (Porto).

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