The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press is a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Working in close partnership with the Department of Portuguese and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, it is the oldest of these units devoted to Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth.
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  • Book Launch and Lecture by award-winning author Luiz Ruffato
    Date: October 22. 2018, 5-7 PM
    Local: Liberal Arts 397D, UMass Dartmouth
  • Ambassador Luís Faro Ramos, Camões Institute President visits the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture
    September 28, 2018
  • PLCS 34: The Open Veins of the Postcolonial: Afrodescendants and Racisms. Guest Editors: Inocência Mata & Iolanda Évora
    The title of this issue—The Open Veins of the Postcolonial: Afrodescendants and Racisms—makes obvious reference to Eduardo Galeano’s Open Veins of Latin America, published more than 40 years ago.
  • Publication of Transnational Africas: Visual, Material and Sonic Cultures of Lusophone Africa
    Tagus Press, the publishing arm of the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, announces the publication of the double issue Transnational Africas: Visual, Material and Sonic Cultures of Lusophone Africa (PLCS 30/31), edited by Christopher Larkosh, Mario Pereira and Memory Holloway.
  • UMass Press, Tagus Press Announce Partnership
    The University of Massachusetts Press and Tagus Press, based at UMass Dartmouth, have announced a new partnership through which UMass Press will distribute and market Tagus Press’s distinctive scholarly and trade series, as well as its textbook series and peer-reviewed journal. The partnership took effect July 1.
  • Publication of The Art of Being a Tiger by Ana Luísa Amaral
    Tagus Press, the publishing arm of the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, announces the publication of The Art of Being a Tiger: Selected Poems by Ana Luísa Amaral, translated by Margaret Jull Costa, with a foreword by Anna M. Klobucka..
  • The Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies for Spring 2019
    The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture/Tagus Press (CPSC/TP) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is seeking candidates for the Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies for Spring 2019.
    - The deadline to apply is June 6, 2018. -
  • Call for Papers
    Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies / 33: Ocean Crossings

    Guest Editor: Andre Novoa (University of Lisbon)
  • First Meeting of the Advisory Council Members of the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture/Tagus Press
    Date: Friday, March 9, 2018
  • UMass Dartmouth to strengthen its partnership with the Portuguese-American community and the Lusophone world
    Chancellor Robert E. Johnson to visit Catholic University and the Camões Institute in Lisbon, and bring the university’s Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture under his supervision
  • Publication of The Eighteenth Century and Launching of Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies (PLCS) as a Hybrid Print and Online, Open Access Journal
    Tagus Press, the publishing arm of the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, announces the publication of The Eighteenth Century (PLCS 29), edited by Bruno Carvalho (Princeton University).
  • Renewal of UMassD Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture.
    A Message from UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Robert E. Johnson
  • Center's books available online in open access.

    FREE OF CHARGE!
  • Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives
    The Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives are named for the pioneer Portuguese-language radio and newspaper personality, Affonso Gil Mendes Ferreira and house the largest collection of historical material documenting the experience of Portuguese immigrants and their descendants in the United States.
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Highlights and Events

Luiz Ruffato

Announcement

Book Launch and Lecture by award-winning author Luiz Ruffato

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture/Tagus Press Announces a Book Launch and Lecture by award-winning author Luiz Ruffato.

Sponsored by the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture/Tagus Press and the Department of Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth.

October 22. 2018, 5-7 PM
Liberal Arts 397D,
UMass Dartmouth (map).
Free and open to the public
Tagus Press

Announcement

Ambassador Luís Faro Ramos, Camões Institute President visits the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture

On September 28, 2018, the Center hosted a distinguished guest, Camões Institute President, Ambassador Luís Faro Ramos, who came to UMass Dartmouth for an extended visit, accompanied by the Consul of Portugal in New Bedford, Shelley Pires Tracy.

Tagus Press

Announcement

Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies 34: The Open Veins of the Postcolonial: Afrodescendants and Racisms
Guest Editors: Inocência Mata & Iolanda Évora

The title of this issue—The Open Veins of the Postcolonial: Afrodescendants and Racisms—makes obvious reference to Eduardo Galeano’s Open Veins of Latin America, published more than 40 years ago. Although this paraphrase may seem inappropriate, given the fact that the author has “disavowed” the book, the same cannot be said of the veins of the postcolonial, whose colonial heritages have prolonged and reproduced themselves over the course of decades since the fall of the most recent colonial empires.
The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2019.

Tagus Press

Announcement

Publication of Transnational Africas: Visual, Material and Sonic Cultures of Lusophone Africa

Tagus Press, the publishing arm of the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, announces the publication of the double issue Transnational Africas: Visual, Material and Sonic Cultures of Lusophone Africa  (PLCS 30/31), edited by Christopher Larkosh, Mario Pereira and Memory Holloway.

Tagus Press

Announcement

UMass Press, Tagus Press Announce Partnership

The University of Massachusetts Press and Tagus Press, based at UMass Dartmouth, have announced a new partnership through which UMass Press will distribute and market Tagus Press’s distinctive scholarly and trade series, as well as its textbook series and peer-reviewed journal. The partnership took effect July 1.

The Art of Being a Tiger

Announcement

Publication of The Art of Being a Tiger by Ana Luísa Amaral

Tagus Press, the publishing arm of the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, announces the publication of The Art of Being a Tiger: Selected Poems by Ana Luísa Amaral, translated by Margaret Jull Costa, with a foreword by Anna M. Klobucka..

Afonso Cruz and Julián Fuks

Event

A Luso-Brazilian Dialogue on Literature with Afonso Cruz and Julián Fuks

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press & The Department of Portuguese in collaboration with The Camões Center at UMass Boston, The Consulate-General of Brazil in Boston, and The Consulate of Portugal in New Bedford proudly present: "A Luso-Brazilian Dialogue on Literature with Afonso Cruz and Julián Fuks".

April 19, 2018 - 4:30 pm
Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press - Liberal Arts Building, Room 212 (map).
Free and open to the public
Migration and Mill Work

Announcement

The Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies for Spring 2019

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture/Tagus Press (CPSC/TP) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is seeking candidates for the Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies for Spring 2019. The deadline to apply is June 6, 2018.

Migration and Mill Work

Announcement

CALL FOR PAPERS - Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies / 33: Ocean Crossings
Guest Editor: Andre Novoa (University of Lisbon)

The next volume of Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies (PLCS) focuses on the theme of Ocean Crossings. The theme of the seas has long been a central topic in scholarship on the Lusophone world, but more recent research has invested ocean crossings with new relevance and urgency.

Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American

Announcement

UMass Dartmouth to strengthen its partnership with the Portuguese-American community and the Lusophone world

Chancellor Robert E. Johnson to visit Catholic University and the Camões Institute in Lisbon, and bring the university’s Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture under his supervision.

Director Friday Message

Director's Message

CPSC  Director's Friday Message: Friday, November 10, 2017

- Meet and greet with Ambassador Glivânia de Oliveira, Consul-General of Brazil in Boston;
- Screening the Brazilian film The Storytellers (Narradores de Javé), directed by Eliane Jaffe;
- CPSC/Tagus Press Annual Holiday Gathering at the Consulate of Portugal in New Bedford;
- "Besieged Plots: Urbanization and Non-Human Agency in Clarice Lispector's The Besieged City" by Victoria Saramago, University of Chicago;
- Launching of A Children's History of Portugal at Embassy of Portugal in Washington, DC and Embassy of Portugal in the United Kingdom.

Nelson Ponta-Garça

Announcement

Renewal of UMassD Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture. A Message from UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Robert E. Johnson

I am pleased to announce that on June 20, 2017, University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan approved the renewal of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture for an additional five years. The Center will continue to be the nation's preeminent university-based organization devoted to promoting and sharing the culture of the Lusophone world.

CPSC Director's Friday Messages

The latest Friday Messages:

  • November 10, 2017
    - Meet and greet with Ambassador Glivânia de Oliveira, Consul-General of Brazil in Boston;
    - Screening the Brazilian film The Storytellers (Narradores de Javé), directed by Eliane Jaffe;
    - CPSC/Tagus Press Annual Holiday Gathering at the Consulate of Portugal in New Bedford;
    - "Besieged Plots: Urbanization and Non-Human Agency in Clarice Lispector's The Besieged City" by Victoria Saramago, University of Chicago;
    - Launching of A Children's History of Portugal at Embassy of Portugal in Washington, DC and Embassy of Portugal in the United Kingdom.
  • September 15, 2017
  • September 1, 2017
  • August 18, 2017

Click here to see all Friday Messages.

Keynote Addresses

The latest Keynote Addresses

Click here to see all Keynote Addresses related to the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture.

UMass in Lisbon
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Study in Portugal Network (SiPN)
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Helio and Amelia Pedroso/Luso-American Foundation Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies
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Fall Semester 2017

Professor Miguel Tamen

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Tagus Press is the publishing arm of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Recognized as a leader in bringing Portuguese literature, history, and culture to an English-speaking audience, Tagus Press's groundbreaking translations and journals address both Portuguese life abroad and in the United States.
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