Centre for Lusophone and European Literatures and Cultures

Portuguese research center

The Centre for Lusophone and European Literatures and Cultures of the Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon (CLEPUL) is a research unit of the University of Lisbon based on the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon. CLEPUL was founded by Jacinto do Prado Coelho after the Carnation Revolution, at the time with the designation of Centre for Portuguese Literatures of the Universities of Lisbon. Its main purpose is the promotion and research on literatures and cultures of the Lusophone countries. Today, CLEPUL is one of the largest research centres in Portugal, being home for more than 500 researchers, and the research unit with more young researchers in projects and positions of responsibility. Due to its established protocols, CLEPUL is part of an institutional network of cooperation for research in several areas of literary science and history of culture, including Portuguese institutions in Lisbon, Porto, Algarve and the Atlantic Islands, namely Madeira, and international institutions, such as in Australia and Canada, while keeping privileged relations with Lusophone countries, namely Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe and Guinea-Bissau.CLEPUL currently publishes six periodicals, to disseminate its scientific research results: the Letras Com Vida magazine, making available several previously unpublished and exclusive material from authors and researchers, being part of the Letras Com Vida Movement, which also includes literary gatherings; the Revista Lusitana, a journal on popular traditions established in 1887 by José Leite Vasconcelos; the online publication Machina Mundi; the poetry and literature magazine Golpe d'Asa; the IberoSlavica annuary, dedicated to iberian-Slavonic studies; and the Navegações journal, dedicated to Luso-Brazilian studies. CLEPUL's ideary is: To assert itself, a society needs a consistent project for culture and science. Manuel Antunes
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