The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, Department of Portuguese and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives announce a lecture, “News on the American Dream: A History of the Portuguese Ethnic Press in the United States,” by Prof. Alberto Pena-Rodríguez, Associate Professor of Propaganda and Advertising History at the University of Vigo (Spain) and the Fall 2013 Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Foundation Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies at UMass Dartmouth.
The author will read from his award-winning novel, The True Actor (DISQUIET, 2013), translated by Jaime Braz and Dean Thomas Ellis. The novel tells the story of Americo Abril, a down-on-his-luck actor who is confounded by the various roles that he plays in real life—weary dad, blocked artist, henpecked husband, miserable lover—and the role he lands in the avante-garde film Being Paul Giamatti. The True Actor manages both a postmodern boondoggle and a touching story of identity and love and loss in austerity-era Portugal.
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s Department of Portuguese, the MA & PhD Program in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies and Theory, and the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture announce a lecture, “Origins, Life and Death of Heteronymy in Fernando Pessoa,” by writer, translator and editor Richard Zenith.
UMass Dartmouth's Center for Portuguese Studies & Culture (CPSC) has announced Dr. Timothy D. Walker as the new Press Director for the center's publications program, Tagus Press. Following the creation of the position by the CPSC Executive Board in Spring 2013, an election was concluded in July, with Dr. Walker assuming the role at the beginning of September.
UMass Dartmouth announced the appointment of Dr. João Paraskeva as the new Director of the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture. Dr. Paraskeva succeeds Dr. Frank Sousa, who resigned from the position last week following 17 years of leadership that established the center as a leading provider of education, scholarship and outreach activity.
New courses announced for the 2013 Summer Program in Portuguese
Fall Semester 2013
Prof. Alberto Pena-Rodríguez
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