Nuno Marques

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Umeå University / University of Lisbon

Nuno Marques is a Doctoral Candidate at Umeå University working on the functions of place in post-war North-American ecopoetry. He did his MA in North American Studies with an ecocritical study on Gary Snyder.


  • 2016 - Book-Review “Marie-Hélène Huet The Culture of Disaster” in Cultures of (In)Security in Comparison. Themed Issue Dedalus Journal | Project CILM (FLUL). Edited by Susana Araújo, Susana S. Martins and Carlos Garrido Castellano.
  • 2014 – Edited Special Issue of Insecurity and Global Terror(s) in Estrema -Interdisciplinary Review for the Humanities 5 [Fall 2014], Co-editor with Igor Furão and Susana Araújo.
  • 2014 – Editors’ Introduction: “To Penetrate every Wall and Home”: Insecurity and Global Terror(s). Marques, Nuno, Igor Furão and Susana Araújo. estrema: Interdisciplinary Review for the Humanities 5 [ Fall 2014 ] / Special Issue: Insecurity and Global Terror(s).
  • 2014 – “Experiences of death and dissolution in Paul Bowles’s The Sheltering Sky and Jack Kerouac’s Desolation Angels, in Anabela Duarte, Paul Bowles: The New Generation. Do You Bowles?, Brill / Rodopi.
  • 2012 – Translation, Selection, introductory and index notes: Excerpts of William Burroughs, The Soft Machine. In Susana Araújo Ana Raquel Fernandes, Sandra Bettencourt (Eds.) (In)seguranças no Espaço Urbano: Perspectivas Culturais (Reader). V.N. Famalicão: Edições Húmus, 183-189.

Papers presented (selected):

  • 2015 – "From wilderness to environmental justice – an overview of Ecocriticism". International Conference Naturally Emerson: Creative Reading, Self-Reliance and Cultural Agency, University of Lisbon.
  • 2015 - "An argument in favor of place in Ecocriticism" - intensive Graduate Summer Course Understanding the Human Dimensions of Long-term Environmental Change, Bárðardalur, Northern, Iceland.
  • 2014 – “Building a Dojo in California: Gary Snyder‘s Syncretic Place”. Rethinking Environmental Consciousness, NIES X / ECOHUM I Research Symposium, Mid Sweden University.
  • 2014 – “Can Poetry save the Earth? - Towards an argument in favor of place in second wave ecocriticism from Gary Snyder´s environmentally committed work”, panel “Green Humanities: New perspectives on environmental issues” -Humanities Week in Sundsvall, Sweden.
  • 2013 –"In the Shadow of No Towers and 11–M la Novela Gráfica as moments of silence in the noise of the tragedy". Oceans Apart: In Search of New Wor(l)ds: IASA 6th World Congress, Szczecin, Poland.
  • 2013 – “Personal memory as the place of truth vs. National memory as virtualization in Art Spiegelman’s In The Shadow of No Towers”. 34th APEAA Meeting, University of Lisbon.
  • 2013 – “Gary Snyder’s meditation on compassion as a possible antidote for violence in danger on peaks”. International Conference Images of Terror, Narratives of (In)security: Literary, Artistic and Cultural Responses, University of Lisbon.

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