He is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Coimbra where, among other positions, he has been President of the Scientific Commission of the Romantic Studies Area, Director of the Portuguese Centre of Language and Literature, and he has been a member of the Coordinating Committee of the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Letters of the University of Coimbra. Among his publications are: "L’action littéraire et l’œuvre poétique de Joao de Barros", Poitiers, 1984, 794 pp.; O Neo-Romantismo na Poesia Portuguesa (1900-1925) [“Neo-Romanticism in Portuguese Poetry (1900-1925)”], Lisbon, INCM (awaiting rint); António Nobre - Projecto e Destino [“António Nobre – Project and Destiny”] Porto, Caixotim Publishers, 2000; Do Fim-de-século ao Modernismo [“From fin-de-siècle to Modernism”] (vol. VI of História da Literatura Portuguesa), Lisbon, Alfa Publishers, 2002.
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