A Review of the Colloquium «Narrative, Media and Cognition» — a Cartography of the Borders of Narrative

  • Maria Guilhermina Castro Research Centre for Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR), School of Arts, Catholic University of Portugal
  • Carlos Sena Caires Research Centre for Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR), School of Arts, Catholic University of Portugal
  • Daniel Ribas Polytechnics Institute of Bragança, Portugal
  • Jorge Palinhos Arnaldo Araújo Research Centre, Communication and Society Research Centre, IPB, Portugal http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2255-3151
Keywords: Narrative, Media, Cognition

Abstract

We present an overview and discussion of the Colloquium «Narrative, Media and Cognition», which took place at Porto's Centre of Catholic University of Portugal in July of 2015, under the organization of the Research Centre for Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR). Several scholars of different areas presented research about the uses and advances in narrative study and practice in a broad range of areas, giving some important insights about the latest developments in Narrative Studies, Ontology of Narrative and the uses of Narrative in Art, Cinema, Performance, Journalism, Marketing and Literature, among other fields. After briefly describing the main points of each presentation in the Colloquium we try to draw some conclusions and possibilities raised by the Colloquium and take a glimpse of future paths that the use of Narrative can end up taking.

Author Biographies

Maria Guilhermina Castro, Research Centre for Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR), School of Arts, Catholic University of Portugal
Maria Guilhermina Castro was born in Porto, Portugal, in 1973 and received both her graduation and her doctorate from the University of Porto. In 1998 she started to teach at the School of Arts of the Catholic University of Portugal, where she now also coordinates the research project “Audiovisual Narrative and Creation” (CITAR). Guilhermina has written psychology books and presented several papers about characters, narrative and romantic relationships, among others themes. It is worth mentioning her acting training through open courses at ESMAE (Superior School of Music and Performing Arts) and the advanced training in Morenian Psychodrama. Guilhermina was also psychologist in private practice and schools.
Carlos Sena Caires, Research Centre for Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR), School of Arts, Catholic University of Portugal
Carlos Sena Caires has a doctorate in Aesthetics, Science and Technology of the Arts from the University of Paris 8 (France). He is an assistant teacher at the School of Arts of the Catholic University of Portugal, and a senior researcher at the Research Centre for Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR). Since 2013 he coordinates the master degree program in Sound and Image and the digital design post-graduation. From 2010 to 2013, he was the chief-editor of the CITAR Journal and since 2010 he coordinates the CITAR research group of Digital Creativity. As a researcher, whose main field study regards digital interactive arts, he specialized himself in interactive filmic narratives.
Daniel Ribas, Polytechnics Institute of Bragança, Portugal
Daniel Ribas is invited assistant professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança and at the Catholic University of Portugal, in the field of film studies. He holds a PhD in Cultural Studies (University of Aveiro and University of Minho), with a thesis on national identity in the films of João Canijo. He has written several articles and book chapters, especially on contemporary Portuguese cinema. Founding and current board member of AIM – Portuguese Association of Moving Image Researchers and, for several years, also board member of the Portuguese Association of Screenwriters. He graduated in Sound and Image (specialized in screenwriting) at the School of Arts of the Catholic University of Portugal and he also has a career as a screenwriter. He is film programmer at Curtas Vila do Conde and Porto/Post/Doc Festivals, and editor of Aniki: Portuguese Journal of the Moving Image and Drama – cinema and theatre magazine.
Jorge Palinhos, Arnaldo Araújo Research Centre, Communication and Society Research Centre, IPB, Portugal
Jorge Palinhos is a playwright and researcher. Has a degree on Modern Languages and Literatures by the Faculty of Letters of Porto and a Master in Terminology and Translation at the same university. He has written and worked for theatre since 2003, and several of his plays have been presented and distinguished in Portugal and abroad. He studied dramaturgy with Guillermo Heras, Hans-Thiers Lehmann, Jean-Pierre Sarrazac, Mick Gordon, Michael Bradford, Andrea Thome, Jose Sanchis Sinisterra, Neil LaBute, Raimondo Cortese, Thomas Bakk, Linda Seger, Goran Radovanovic, Ahmed Boulane, Paulo Filipe Monteiro and Vergílio de Almeida. He co-edits the journal Drama, published by the Portuguese Association of Screenwriters and Scriptwriters and he is a member of the scientific commission of the journal Persona. He has also published with Sinais de Cena, P3, Grande Porto e Porto24. He has published articles in several journals and presented papers in several conferences. Currently he has received funding from FCT to develop research on Contemporary Drama and teaches Theatre in the University of Arts of Porto and Game Design in Polytechnics Institute of Bragança.
Published
2015-12-31