Eduardo Varela Bravo
MMTAFL

Eduardo Varela Bravo

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Departamento de Filoloxía Inglesa, Francesa e Alemá
Universidade de Vigo
Campus Universitario Lagoas-Marcosende
36200 Vigo, SPAIN

(+34) 986 81 2343

Member information

Eduardo José Varela Bravo is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, French and German Philology at the University of Vigo, where he teaches graduate courses on English Language, Semantics and Pragmatics and Text Analysis. He also teaches postgraduate courses on English Studies and the Media and Pragmatics. In June 1987 he obtained a Ph.D at the University of Seville, where he held several teaching positions from 1982 to 1990, with a dissertation entitled Blanco White: periodista político. Since his early publications on this field, his research interests have shifted into pragmatics, textual interpretation (synchronic and diachronic), web 2.0 resources for innovative online teaching, the language of comic strips and cartoons and, lately, formal and informal learning methods. Besides MMTAFL, he has also collaborated with other ELC research teams in the last years.

Recent activity

2013

1.-Sociedad Española de Lengua y Literatura Medieval Inglesas (Selim) 25 International Conference. Córdoba, 12-14 December 2013. “Teaching and pretending to teach. The use of (pseudo) medieval texts as ‘pretexts’ in the language classroom.”

2014

2.- International  Conference of Spoken English (ICSE). Santiago de Compostela, 4-6 June 2014. “Exploring the oral-written continuum by means of a comic strip: 'Basic Instructions' by Scott Meyer.

3.- Sociedad Española de Lengua y Literatura Medieva Inglesas 26 Selim International Conference, 18-20 September 2014. “The Early Middle Ages and the Postmodern World.”

4.- 38 International  Conference of the Sociedad Española de Estudios Anglonorteamericanos (Aedean), 12-14 December 2014.  “Pragmatic   principles  involving  interpretation  and  irony  at  work  in  "Sign Language:"  Communication, miscommunication  and  ingenious  remarks.

5.-  “Desarrollo de competencias transversales e interpersonales, diseño de una página para cursos de inglés.” En Pedro Membiela, Natalia Casado, María Isabel Cebreiros (eds).  Panorama actual en la docencia universitaria. 2014. Orense, Educación Editora, 153-159.

2015

6."Grendel's devilish discourse and the post-modern Big Other:conscious and unconscious relevance". Paper presented at the /th lodz Symposium on New Developments in Linguistic Pragmatics, 12-14 April

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