Rogério Paulo da Costa Madeira

Rogério Paulo da Costa Madeira

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Biographical note

Born in Coimbra, he completed part of his primary and secondary education in the Federal Republic of Germany. He graduated in 1990 in Modern Languages and Literature (English and German Studies) from the Faculty of Letters of the University of Coimbra. After two semesters as a scholarship holder of ICALP at the University of Trier (Germany), he did his internship in the Educational Training Course at the José Falcão Secondary School (Coimbra) in 1991/92, and then went on to teach at several secondary schools until 1997, a period he interrupted in 1993/94 to work as a lecturer of Portuguese Language and Culture at the University of Würzburg (Germany).
In 1998, he obtained a Master’s degree in German and Comparative Literature with a dissertation presented to the Faculty of Letters of the University of Coimbra and published under the title The imaginary of Lisbon in the novels “Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull” by Thomas Mann and “Schwerenöter” by Hanns-Josef Ortheil (MinervaCoimbra/CIEG collection no. 7, 2002).
From 1997 on, he was Assistant Lecturer at the German Studies Group of the Faculty of Letters of the University of Coimbra (Guest Lecturer between 1997 and 2001), teaching German Literature and Culture, and acting as trainee teacher of German.
In 2009, he received his doctorate in German Literature from the University of Coimbra, with a dissertation entitled Fiction and History: The Figure of Uriel da Costa in the Work of Karl Gutzkow (MinervaCoimbra/CIEG collection, no. 18, 2012). He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, where he teaches, among other subjects, German Literature and Culture.
He was a member of FLUC’s Board of Directors from 2002 to 2004 and Assistant Dean of the Modern Languages course (1st cycle) from July 2011 to July 2013. He was Scientific Coordinator of the Research Center for Germanistic Studies (CIEG) (between February 2012 and December 2014), participating in the research project “Reception Studies and Intercultural Hermeneutics in the Luso-German and European Context”. He currently holds the positions of Mobility Coordinator for German (since January 2010) and Mobility Coordinator at the Faculty of Arts, University of Coimbra (since June 2015), and is a member of the Transdisciplinary Research Center “Culture, Space and Memory” (CITCEM).
Besides the above mentioned publications, he has published several studies in journals and anthologies, and presented several papers in congresses and other national and international scientific meetings, especially on themes and figures of Portuguese and German History in German-speaking literature from the nineteenth century to the present day. Main areas of interest: Literature and History, and Literature and Memory in the Luso-German and European Context.