Subject: Literature and Artistic Languages

Scientific Area:



64 Hours

Number of ECTS:

7,5 ECTS



Overall objectives:

1. - To develop a reflection on intersemiotic intersections between literature and other artistic languages that allow a plural reading about identity, alterity and memory, considering the cultural, literary and socio-historical specificities of Portuguese Literature;
2. - Reflect on the relation between word and image in the context of aesthetic modernity;
3. - Place artistic objects in the flow of memory, revealing them as places of dialogue and difference before tradition;
4. - Provide knowledge, writing techniques and methodological tools to master's students in order to prepare a short-term research work.


1. - 1. Critical reflection on Interarts Studies
2. - 2. Verbal narrative and visual narrative: approximations and specificities
3. - 3. The ekphrasis as a model of intersemiotic transposition
4. - 4. Reading and analysing literary and visual texts
5. - 5. Art as an Inquiry on Identity Demand and Dialogue with the Visual Arts in Milton Hatoum's novel (1952) Tale of a Certain Orient (1989)
6. - 6. Art as a search for meaning and transcendence in The City of Ulysses (2011) by Teolinda Gersão (1940)
7. - 7. The cinematographic writing and aesthetics of estrangement in Short Movies (2011) by Gonçalo M. Tavares (1970)


S Sontag , 1986 , "Ensaios sobre fotografia" , D. Quixote
BERGEZ, Daniel , 2009 , Littérature et Peinture , Paris: Armand Colin
CALABRESE, Omar. , 1997 , Como se lê uma obra de arte. , Lisboa, Edições 70.
Avelar, Mário (2006) , 2006 , Ekphrasis: O Poeta no Atelier do Artista. Lisboa: Cosmos. , Cosmos
Basílio Kelly , 2007 , O Concerto das Artes. , Campo das Letras
Bassnett, Susan , 1993 , Comparative Literature: A critical Introduction , Blackwell
Brunel, Pierre e Chevrel Yves , 2004 , Compêndio de Literatura Comparada , Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Buescu, Helena, Duarte João e Gusmão Manuel , 2001 , A Fronteira Encantada. Novos Caminhos da Literatura Comparada , D.Quixote
Clüver, Claus , 2001 , "Estudos Interartes: conceitos, termos, objectivos" , D. Quixote
Gervereau, Laurent , 2007 , Ver, compreender, analisar as imagens , Edições 70
Macedo, Ana Gabriela e Grossegesse Orlando , 2006 , Poéticas Interartes: do texto à imagem, ao palco, ao écran , Universidade do Minho- Centro de Estudos Humanísticos
Vanoye, Francis , 1989 , Récit écrit. Récit filmique , Nathan
Vouilloux, Bernard , 2005 , La peinture dans le texte , CNRS Édition

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
Classes combine the theoretical components (where the theoretical principles of program content are presented and discussed) and practice (where the student applies the knowledge and exposes his reflections); the theoretical exposition is consolidated with practical work. Critical thinking is practiced and analysis and synthesis activities are carried out, leading to joint discussion, sharing of ideas and reflection. The students construct a research project, presenting a work plan and an academic work. The evaluation will consist of: a) A work plan with bibliography consulted (50%); b) Research work (50%)