Coordination: Kristian van Haesendonck


This project aims to offer new comparative perspectives, in a non-exclusive manner, on representations of Creoleness in a diverse set of texts (literary, artistic, performative) produced in different contexts (the Caribbean, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe), while critically approaching emerging spaces of cultural mixing in urban contexts.

Research Team:

Kristian Van Haesendonck (coordinator)
Jessica Falconi (CES, Univ. de Coimbra)
Manuela Ribeiro Sanches (CEC, FLUL)
Carlos  Garrido Castellano (CEC, FLUL)
Patricia Couto (CEC, FLUL)
Raquel Baltazar (CEC, FLUL)


  • 2013. Seminar “Postcolonial Perspectives on Creole Identities  and Creolising Cultures”. Speakers: Thomas Hylland Eriksen (University of Oslo), Miguel Vale de Almeida (ISCTE-IUL), Carlos Garrido Castellano and Gerhard Seibert (ISCTE-IUL).
  • 2013. Seminar “Negritude, Art and Culture in the Caribbean Today”.
  • 2012. “Literaturas en lenguas indígenas en Hispanoamérica”, lecture by Prof. Martin Lienhard (University of Zurich).
  • 2012. “¿Quién le teme a la literatura?”, lecture by Mayra Santos-Febres (Puerto Rico).
  • 2012. “Conversas Atlânticas”, Round table with Mayra Santos-Febres (Puerto Rico), Juva Batalla (Brasil), José Manuel Fajardo (Spain).