Gabriela Fragoso
1992 …2022

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Gabriela Fragoso studied at the University of Lisbon and was Lektorin for Portuguese Language and Literature at the University of Cologne (1984-1988). She is affiliated to the Department of German (Universidade Nova de Lisboa) where she also completed her Ph.D. on July 1999. She is particularly interested in German Literature and Culture of the Eighteenth Century, in the relation between Literature and Science (particularly Ecology) and in German Children’s Literature. She has translated books from the German (Stefan Zweig, Franz Kafka, Alexander von Humboldt) and published articles on the interrelations between literature and science. One of her projects, carried out in collaboration with the University of Lisbon and the University of Cologne dealt with the work and thought of Garcia de Orta (a Portuguese physician and botanist of Jewish origin) and Alexander von Humboldt (a Prussian geographer, diplomat and anthropologist). She co-organized an international and interdisciplinary conference ( “Garcia de Orta and Alexander von Humboldt – wanderings, research and dialogues among cultures”), held in May 2007 at the Lisbon Geographic Society in May 2007. In 2007 she joined the Research Center for Communication and Culture at the Faculty of Human Sciences (Catholic University) where she is currently one of the senior researchers of the research line Literature and the Global Contemporary . She organized various colloquia on Portuguese and German Children´s Literature. She organized and published the volume of essays Literatura para a Infância. Infância na Literatura (2013) and Três Clássicos-Heidi, Bambi, Abelha Maia (2022).

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