Fernando Matos Oliveira

2021

Fernando Matos Oliveira is an Associate Professor at the Department of History, Archaeology and Arts at the University of Coimbra. He has been a professor of, mostly, Artistic Studies, and is the Course Director of the PhD Programme in Art Studies/Estudos Artísticos of the University of Coimbra. He is a member of CEIS20 – Center for 20th Century Interdisciplinary Studies. His main areas of interest are Theatre and Performance Studies, Modern and Contemporary Drama. He is the Director of Teatro Académico de Gil Vicente and coordinator of the collection of Dramaturgy of the University of Coimbra’s Press.

He has PhD in Portuguese Literature, and has been publishing essays on theatre, performance, literature, and poetry. He is the author of “O Destino da Mimese: Teatro Português Moderno” (1997), “Teatralidades. 12 Percursos pelo Território do Espetáculo” (2003), and “Poesia e Metromania. Inscrições Setecentistas (1750-1820)” (PhD Dissertation, 2008). He has edited and published “Antologia Poética” (Angelus Novus, 1998) and “Escritos sobre Teatro” (Cotovia, 2001) by António Pedro, a poet associated with Portugal’s surrealism movement and to the foundation of Teatro Experimental do Porto (1953). He has published an edition of “Sinais de Cena” magazine (Nº 4), the volume “O Melodrama I” (Centro de Literatura Portuguesa, 1996, with M. Helena Santana), “Ensaios Ruminantes sobre a Obra Performativa de Patrícia Portela” (Ruminant Essays on the Performative Work of Patrícia Portela, 2017, with Thiago Arrais), and “Conceitos e Dispositivos de Criação em Artes Performativas“ (Concepts and Dispositifs of Creation in the Performing Arts”, UC Press, 2008). He was responsible for the scientific and artistic management of the projects “Conceitos e Dispositivos de Criação em Artes Performativas” (with the support of DGArtes, TAGV, and CEIS20, 2015-16), and “Do Texto ao Storyboard: Práticas de Edição no Teatro Contemporâneo” (supported by DGArtes 2017-2018, in the “Edição Teatral” program).

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