Filomena Viana Guarda
1990 …2023

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Filomena Viana Guarda is a Professor in the German Studies Department at the University of Lisbon and member of the Research Centre for Communication and Culture (CECC). She has taught German Literature and Culture, Literary Studies and Intercultural Communication since 1998 at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She has presented at numerous national and international conferences and published on German and Swiss authors of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Most recent papers are on Catalin Dorian Florescu, R. Stöckel, Eugen Ruge, W.G. Sebald, Juli Zeh, John von Düffel, Harriet Köhler and Christian Kracht. She is co-editor of Discursos de Memória. Espaço. Tempo. Identidade (Lisboa, 2008), Rahmenwechsel Kulturwissenschaften (Konigsmann & Neumann, 2010), Conflict, Memory Transfers and the Reshaping of Europe (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010), Kulturbau. Aufräumen. Ausräumen. Einräumen (Peter Lang, 2010) and editor of Formas de Ver e Dizer (UCEditora, 2011). Her most recent book is on German, Austrian and Swiss novels published in the last two decades: Vidas Segundas, Vidas Paralelas. Leituras de Romances (Editora 5 Livros, 2023). Her present research interests include the study of History and Postmemory (mainly in third-generation World War II narratives and in the portrayal of the former East Germany (GDR) in literature and film) as well as of the German-language family novel after the turn of the century.

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