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Patrícia Couto

PhD in Comparative Studies


Biographical note:

Patricia Couto was born in Amsterdam, studied Germanic Philology in Coimbra (FLUC 1975) and holds an MA in Comparative Literature (FLUL 1996) and a PhD in Translation Studies (FLUL 2012). She has taught Dutch Language and Culture at the University of Lisbon and has translated Dutch authors such as Jan Slauerhoff, Gerrit Komrij, Cees Nooteboom and Etty Hillesum

Main areas of research

  • Translation Studies;
  • Dutch Studies;
  • Radical Enlightenment;
  • Etty Hillesum.

Selected publications

  • Patricia Couto, “Jean Baudoin: Tradutor-fantasma de Fernão Mendes Pinto,” in A Peregrinação de Fernão Mendes Pinto e a Perenidade da Literatura de Viagens, ed. João Carlos Carvalho, (Lisboa: Centro de Literaturas e Culturas LusófonasFaculdade de Letras Universidade de Lisboa e Instituto Europeu Ciências da Cultura Padre Manuel Antunes, 2015), 36-47, acessed 8 March 2017.
  • Patricia Couto, “A Tradução da Literatura Neerlandesa em Portugal,” in De Wereld achter het Woord/Um Mundo para além da Palavra, Celeste Augusto, Jef van Egmont & Patricia Couto, (Utreque/Lissabon, 2013), 441-464, acessed 8 March 2017.ção_da_literatura_neerlandesa_em_Portuga
  • Patricia Couto, “The Marvellous Travels of Fernando Mendez Pinto across the Low Countries: Translation, Appropriation and Reception”, (PhD diss., Universidade de Lisboa, 2012), acessed 8 March 2017. More info.
  • Patricia Couto, “Witnesses and Victims of Massacre: the Literarary Testemony of Samuel Usque and Etty Hillesum,” In Spirituality in the Writings of Etty Hillesum,
  • Klaas Smelik, R. van den Brandt & M. Coetsier, (Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2010), 335-350.

Some publications are available in the repository of the University of Lisbon.

MOV. Moving Bodies: Itineraries and Narratives in Translation / LOCUS

This work is financed by national funds through the FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P., within the scope of the project UIDB/00509/2020 and UIDP/00509/2020.