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.

Events - 2002

Lecture and book signing
"Land As Far As The Eye Can See: The Portuguese in the Old West"
by Professor Donald Warrin, California State University, Hayward
March 6, 2002

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UMD Awards Honorary Doctorate to Renowned Literary Critic Harold Bloom.
Celebrated literary critic Harold Bloom was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in a special ceremony. Nobel Laureate, Dr. José Saramago, himself a recipient of an honorary doctorate from UMD in 1999, participated in the day's activities.
April 12, 2002

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Lecture
"The Atlantic Sublime: Whitman, Pessoa, Saramago"
by Professor Harold Bloom.

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A Conversation with Harold Bloom and José Saramago
New York Public Library of Humanitites and Social Science,
Celeste Bartos Forum, 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue.
April 16, 2002

Click here for more information.

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Symposium
A Tribute to José Saramago: Contemporary from the Portuguese-speaking World.
April 19, 2002
A free public symposium.

Click here to read José Saramago's address.
Click here to read Silviano Santiago's address.

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Concert
Recital of Classical and Popular Brazilian Music
World famous Brazilian flutist Odette Ernest Dias and guitarist Jaime Ernest Dias
May 4, 2002

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Lecture
“O Brasil é português e não espanhol: confusões de prosódia”
by Professor Carlos Reis, University of Coimbra
July 2, 2002

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Concert
The Teresa Inês Quartet with Special Guest Fernando Brandão
July 5, 2002

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Lecture
“An Enormous Laugh (Excerpts): The Comic Spirit in Brazilian Modernist Literature”
by Professor K. David Jackson, Yale University
July 9, 2002

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Lecture
“The Portuguese Nun and Her Descendants”
by Professor Anna Klobucka, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
July 16, 2002

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Concert
Hourglass
July 19 , 2002

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Lecture
“Victorino Nemésio, Contador de Histórias”
by Professor Francisco Fagundes, University of Massachusetts Amherst
July 23, 2002

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Press Conference/Lecture
by Foreign Minister of East Timor José Ramos Horta
September 20, 2002

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Lecture
“Filho de Peixe Sabe Nadar: Folklore Performance and Portuguese Emigrant Families in Newark, New Jersey”
by Professor Kimberly DaCosta Holton, Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies at Rutgers University.
October 10, 2002

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Conference
Post-Imperial Camões Conference
October 11-12, 2002

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Lecture
“Organizing for Citizenship: The Role of Government and Private Organizations in Immigrant Naturalization”
by Irene Bloemraad, Harvard University.
October 29, 2002

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Concert
“Transfigured Worlds - Poetry and Music in Concert Tracing the Romantic Spirit from Vienna to Lisbon”
November 2, 2002

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Lecture
“Criminal Deportations and Transnational Diaspora: The Azorean Example”
by Miguel Moniz, Brown University
November 5, 2002

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Concert
Israeli-Brazilian Music.
November 21, 2002

Tel Aviv-based Tucan Trio's and Bahin mandolin virtuoso Armandinho's repertoire will feature a vast array of uniquely exotic Mediterranean and enchanting Brazilian instrumental music, such as bossa nova, samba, acoustic jazz, and choro. Their art, characterized by lyrical melodies painted with colorful harmonies, is interwoven into flowing rhythms from guitar, flute, percussion, and some authentically Brazilian instruments. Sponsored by the UMD Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, Portuguese Language Club, and the Center for Jewish Culture.

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