Camonian Studies


With this seminar, it is intended that students:
Acquire advanced knowledge about study of Camões´ works and his contemporaries, from renaissance´s
poetry and drama, and particularly Camões´ works, in its material and institutional contexts.
Develop academic work of Camões studies in several areas such as education, literary criticism, creative
writing or text editing.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Available soon


Weekly - 3 letivas + 1 tutorial

Total - Available soon

Teaching language



Not applied.


Luís de Camões, Lírica Completa (ed. Maria de Lurdes Saraiva). Lisboa: IN-CM.
Luís de Camões, Os Lusíadas (ed. A. J. Costa Pimpão). Lisboa: Instituto Camões, 2000.
Barreto, J. F. (1672). Micrologia Camoniana. Lisboa: BN, 1982.
Sena, J. de (1962). \"O Fantasma de Camões\", O reino da Estupidez II. Lisboa: Moraes.
Aguiar e Silva, V. (2011) (Coord.). Dicionário de Luís de Camões. Lisboa: Caminho.

Teaching method

Other than the Professor responsible for the course, visiting experts will be invited to present conferences on
specialties such as Mathematics, Geography, Astronomy, Nautical Science, Medicine, Natural Science, Theater,
etc., which can be found at Camões work.

Evaluation method

Evaluation will be based on an essay about a topic presented in class.

Subject matter

To know Camões is not only to know a literary genius but to possess a set of references and a reservoir of
meanings that our culture continually draws on. Classes in Camões Studies combine historical and literary,
analysis, examining a Camões poem or play as an historical artifact, a transhistorical text, and a script for
contemporary creativity.
This programme offers an unrivalled opportunity for the study of Camões and his time at postgraduate level. It
develops a critical understanding of Camões’ contribution to literary, scientific and theatrical history, and the
place his works occupy in today’s cultural landscape, and provides a solid foundation for research at a higher


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