General Information

Postponement of the IV Congresso Internacional de Cultura Lusófona Contemporânea (CICLC2021)

Dear colleagues

We had hoped to welcome you in June 2020, but this exceptional year, which has left us all in suspense, made it impossible for us to meet at the IV International Congress of Contemporary Lusophone Culture – Crónica: Between the Useful and the Frivolous.

Despite the uncertainty, we have decided that the event will take place on July 1st and 2nd, 2021. We hope that on that date we can already meet in person. If this is not possible, we will migrate to digital and/ or adopt a mixed format, with remote participation, for those who prefer it.

Aware that this delay may capture the interest of other scholars of the crónica, we are issuing our 3rd call for papers, open until October 31st. Please pay attention to the new dates.

CICLC 2021

1st and 2th july 2021
ESECS-IPP, Portalegre, Portugal

Welcome to the International Congress of Contemporary Lusophone Culture!

The CICLC has been organized since 2012 at the School of Education and Social Sciences of the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre. In that year, the theme was “The Woman in Literature and Other Arts”, and the poet Maria Teresa Horta was with us. In 2015, we received Pilar del Rio and there was talk of “Representations of the Other: Olhares Plurais”. In the 2018 edition, Fronteiras e Horizontes – space (s) and time (s) for dialogue occupied us and we welcomed Professor Innocence Mata, who spoke to us about Portuguese speaking and post-coloniality.

In its fourth edition, CICLC joins the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the degree in Journalism at ESECS-IPP, by choosing the chronicle as its theme.

Etymologically derived from chronos – time – the chronicle was confused with historiography until the 19th century, when the expansion of the press and journalism reinvented it and made it reborn with the features we know today.

The notoriety of the form, attested by its prevalence in the traditional media, by the migration of the form to online platforms, along with the fortune it enjoys in the publishing market, seems to meet a new popular maxim: Lusophony is a nation of chroniclers.

Thus, CICLC 2021 invites the participation of scholars from diverse fields, interested in the study of the chronicle, in its various facets and uses.

We are waiting for you at Escola Superior de Educação e Ciências Sociais de Portalegre, Portugal!