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Natália Albino Pires

Natália Albino Pires graduated in Portuguese Studies from the Faculty of Arts at the University of Lisbon. Between 1998 and 2000 she was a lecturer of the Instituto Camões at the Faculty of Philology, University of A Coruña, where she presented her PhD thesis entitled O Léxico do Romanceiro da Tradição Oral Moderna editado entre 1828 e 1960. Since 2000, she has been a lecturer in the area of Portuguese Language Studies at the Escola Superior de Educação de Coimbra.
As a result of her research, she has published several texts on traditional literature, namely on linguistic specificities in the Romanceiro of modern Portuguese oral tradition; on the relation between legends and the collective imagination of the places where they are recited; on the construct of the image of the Other in literary texts (medieval chronicles and other 16th century texts). She has also published papers in the fields of ethnomedicine and ethnopharmacology (on the medicinal properties of the coconut - cocos nucifera L.), as well as on cultural tourism (with regard to the creation of tourism products based on traditional texts related to historical figures).
She participates in the following projects: Recovering the Dialogue (critical edition and study) at the Instituto de Estudos de Literatura e Tradição ( FCSH/NOVA) and Romanceiro.pt – Portuguese Digital Platform on the Romanceiro hosted at the Manuel Viegas Guerreiro Foundation.

Some publications related to intangible heritage:

  • Do coquo chamado, scilicet, do coquo comum: Garcia de Orta em diálogo com a ciência”. Limite Revista de Estudios Portugueses y de la Lusofonia, no prelo.
  • “A imagem do outro na Crónica da Tomada de Ceuta de Gomes Eanes de Zurara”, Medievalista online, nº 20, pp. [3-22], 2016, http://www2.fcsh.unl.pt/iem/medievalista/medievalista20/PDF20/PDFpires2007.pdf
  • “A lenda das águas santas do Vimeiro: entre os cultos pagãos e a sua cristianização” in (org.) Abel Nascimento Pena, Mª de Jesus C. Relvas, Rui Carlos Fonseca e Teresa Casal, Revisitar o Mito/Myths Revisited, Lisboa, Húmus, 2015, pp. 625-635.
  • “Pero López de Ayala em Óbidos: uma proposta de roteiros de turismo cultural”, Exedra, nº 9, 2014, pp. 104-114.
  • “O campo lexical da Honra em romances da tradição oral moderna portuguesa” in Buescu, Helena e Ferré, Pedro (Coord.), Memória e Cidadania na Literatura Tradicional Peninsular, Comissão Nacional para as Comemorações do Centenário da República/Caleidoscópio, Lisboa, 2011, pp. 153-164.
  • “O advérbio de lugar em romances épicos e históricos da tradição oral moderna portuguesa: para o estudo das estruturas de localização” in e-humanista, nº 18, 2011, pp. 307-315.
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