Anglo-Portuguese Cultural Crossings


1) To consolidate the theoretical basis of Anglo-Portuguese Studies.
2) To analyse and understand the relationships established between Portugal and Great Britain during the first years of the Portuguese Republic.
3) To develop the capacity for critical analysis through oral presentations and discussions of reviews of previously chosen texts.
4) To carry out relevant bibliographic research in the field of Anglo-Portuguese Studies.
5) To acquire the ability to carry out autonomous research through the presentation of a written piece of work and posterior discussion of the same.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Gabriela Ferreira Gandara da Silva e Borges Terenas


Weekly - 3

Total - 280

Teaching language



Not applicable


1)Evans, David e Manuel Filipe Canaveira (coord.) (2010). Regicídio e República. Olhares Britânicos e Norte-Americanos. Casal de Cambra: Editora Caleidoscópio.
2) Fürsich, Elfriede and Folker Hanusch (eds) (2014). Travel Journalism: Exploring Production, Impact and Culture. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
3) Hall, Stuart (ed) (2010). Representation. Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices. London: Sage.
4) Journal of Anglo-Portuguese Studies (1990-2019):
5) Thorn, Gary (2019). The Locusts. British Critics of Portugal before the First Word War. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press.
6) Walton, Douglas (2007). Media Argumentation. Dialectic, Persuasion, and Rethoric. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
7) Zacharasiewicz, Waldemar (2010). Imagology Revisited. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi. Studia Imagologica nº 17.

Teaching method

The postgraduate seminars are both theoretical and practical with a strong interactive component on the part of the postgraduate students. The practical component includes oral contributions by the students, critical analysis and discussion of previously-chosen texts, together with presentations of individual research work. 

Evaluation method

3) written presentation of a piece of individual and original research work (15 to 20 pages) and posterior discussion of the same(50%), 1) participation in the analysis and discussion of texts and tasks (15%), 2) oral presentation of a review(35%)

Subject matter

Title: Travels, Journalism and Politics: Anglo-Portuguese Relations during the First Republic (1910-1914)
I) Introduction to Anglo-Portuguese Studies: Methologies and Practices
II) Travel Journalism, Politic Propaganda and the Shaping of Perceptions
1. Journalism and Travel Writing
2. Tourism and Propaganda
3. Images and Representations of the Other
III) Anglo-Portuguese Affairs during the First Republic
1. Portrayals of the Republic in the British Press
2. Politic and Diplomatic Relations
2.1. Magalhães Lima and José Relvas in England
2.2. From the Law of Separation to Royalist Incursions: Echoes in Britain
3. "A British National Protest": a Campaign to Defend Portuguese Political Prisoners?
3.1. Images, Discourses, and Debates in the Press
3.2. The Duchess of Bedford's Visit to Portugal
4. A Dubious Invitation to "English Journalists" to Tour Portugal
4.1. Travel-Journalists in Portugal