Jorge Fazenda Lourenço
Associate Professor at the FCH – Faculty of Human Sciences, UCP, where he has lectured since 1993, the year when he obtained his PhD in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from the University of California, at Santa Barbara, with a thesis on The Poetry of Jorge de Sena: Witness, Metamorphosis, Pilgrimage, published by the Calouste Gulbenkian Cultural Centre (Paris, 1998). He has published works on Eça de Queiroz, Fernando Pessoa and Jorge de Sena, of whom he is the coordinator of the Complete Works edition (Guimarães Editores). His activities as a researcher have focused on the literatures of the 19th and 20th centuries, on studying Bildungsroman and on questions interrelated with aesthetic modernity, having translated works by E. E. Cummings (xix poems, 1991), Wallace Stevens (Harmónio, 2006) and Charles Baudelaire (O Spleen de Paris, 2007), about whom he organised and wrote the preface to an anthology of critical essays (A Invenção da Modernidade, 2006). He co-edited the minutes to the conferences: the Spanish Civil War: Crossing Borders, 70 Years After (2007), Baudelaire and the Posterities of the Modern (2008) and Jorge de Sena: New Perspectives, 30 Years After (2009). His most recent work, Matéria Cúmplice. Cinco Aberturas e um Prelúdio para Jorge de Sena, won the Jorge de Sena 2012 Award.