CultureLab • Seminar

Ricardo Mendoza-Canales

Aesthetics of Absence in phenomenological key

The next session of IFILNOVA’s Experimental Seminar on Philosophy and Literature will take place on April 17, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM, in room SC of Colégio Almada Negreiros. The session will be hosted by Ricardo Mendoza-Canales (CFUL) who will give a presentation entitled “Estética da Ausência numa perspetiva fenomenológica” [Aesthetics of Absence in phenomenological key].

The session will be in Portuguese.


I am FCT Junior Researcher and Coordinator of Praxis – Practical Philosophy Research Group. I obtained my PhD in Philosophy (Doctor Europaeus) from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) (2015, Special Prize Award/Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado). Previously I studied Hispanic Linguistics and Literature at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) (B.A., 2006), and Comparative Literature (M.A., 2009) and Contemporary Philosophy (M.A., 2012) at UAB. I have held positions as research fellow and teaching assistant at the Department of Humanities of the PUCP (Peru) and at the Department of Philosophy of the UAB (Spain), as doctoral and postdoctoral visiting researcher at the Husserl-Archives at the University of Cologne (Germany), and as visiting researcher and FCT postdoctoral fellow at the Centre of Philosophy of the University of Lisbon (Portugal). My primary research area orients to the study of imagination and the imaginary as constitutives of the interplay between subjectivity and the social, so I pay special attention to their intersections with phenomenology, epistemology, cultural studies, ontology of the social, politics and aesthetics.

If you are interested in hosting a future session or in receiving more information about this event, please contact Ana Falcato at All are welcome.

Event supported by the Foundation for Science and Technology (Fundação para a Ciência e para a Tecnologia) of the Portuguese Ministry of Education and Science under the projects UIDB/00183/2020 and UIDP/00183/2020.

Next sessions
28 May – Ana Mira (IFILNOVA, ESTC)
11 June – Sofia Miguens (Universidade do Porto)
2 July – Catarina Barros (IFILNOVA)