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 - 2003

Lecture Series
Redefining Cultural History: The Portuguese-speaking World
A Lecture Series Organized by the Scholar of the Year 2002,
Victor Mendes and Sponsored by the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture

  • February 6, 2003
    Lecture: “Luso-Brazilian (Dis)Connections”
    by Professor Fernando Arenas, University of Minnesota
  • February 27, 2003
    Lecture: “(En)visioning narrative: story and history in Portuguese painting”
    by Professor Memory Holloway, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • March 6, 2003
    Lecture: “Writing Resistance: Subverting the International Community in Lusophone African Literature”
    by Phillip Rothwell, Rutgers University
  • March 27, 2003
    Lecture: “Lusophonia of Maritime Asia, 1550-1700”
    by Liam Brockey, Princeton University
  • April 10, 2003
    Lecture: “Reading The Lusiadas, Revising Cultural History”
    by João R. Figueiredo, University of Lisboa
  • April 17, 2003
    Lecture: “Portuguese letters of the 15th century: a cultural interpretation”
    by Rita Costa Gomes, Johns Hopkins University
  • May 1, 2003
    Lecture: “What's Jewish about Menina e Moça; [Ferrara, 1553]”
    by Herman Prins Salomon, State University of New York, Albany
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Launching and Colloquium
Launching and Colloquium on Portuguese-Americans and Contemporary Civic Culture in Massachusetts,
edited by Clyde W. Barrow
March 8, 2003

A publication of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, with support from the Luso-American Foundation.
This event is co-organized by the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture and the Center for Policy Analysis.

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Theatre
Amarelo
April 12-13, 03

Amarelo tells the tale of Conceição, a passionate woman from the Portuguese Azores Islands who struggles to achieve her dreams through the unexpected joys and sorrows of her life. In this play about hope, loss, and holding on to one's roots, we see her story unfold magically as we sail through time from Conceição's life in São Miguel, Azores, to New Bedford,Massachusetts.

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Lecture
Stormy Isles: An Azorean Tale: A Boston Connection”
by Professor Francisco Cota Fagundes, University of Massachusetts Amherst
July 8, 2003

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Concert
The Teresa Inês Quartet
with Special Guest Fernando Brandão
July 11, 2003

Teresa Inês is a Brazilian singer, composer, and acoustic guitar player who has performed in many events including The Cambridge River Festival and Boston First Night and is a regular feature in jazz clubs such as Ryles and the Regattabar. She has also performed live in public radio stations such as WGBH, WERS, and WBUR. Fernando Brandão is a well-known flutist and founder of Brasileirinho.

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Lecture
“Dancing, too! Spies and Spying in World War II Lisbon” by Douglas Wheeler,
University of New Hampshire
July 15, 2003

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Concert
“What do you See?” Music of Portugal and Brazil
July 18, 2003

Five musicians from four continents come together as HourGlass for a lively evening of music ranging from medieval Galician-Portuguese cantigas to bossa nova, as well as selections from their own popular CD. The members of HourGlass have appeared together and separately on numerous recordings, and in concerts throughout the United States, South America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit www.hourglassmusic.com

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Lecture
“Together at Last: Reading the Love Letters of Fernando Pessoa and Ophelia Queiroz”
by Anna Klobucka, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
July 22, 2003

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Concert
An Evening of Cape Verdean Music with Kola Band
July 24, 2003

The 8-piece Kola Band is one of the most popular bands in the Cape Verdean Diaspora. The performance will be a panoramic tour of the different genres of Cape Verdean music.

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Reading
A Bilingual Reading of Eugénio de Andrade's Poetry
by Professor Alexis Levitin, State University of New York, Plattsburgh
September 25, 2003

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Concert
Singing Recital of Schubert, Mussorgsky, Filipe de Sousa, and Others
by José de Oliveira Lopes
Tuesday, October 7, 2003

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Coloquium
International Colloquium entitled “Facts and Fictions of António Lobo Antunes"
Friday and Saturday, October 31-November 1, 2003

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Launching
Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies 8
Cape Verde: Language, Literature & Music
Saturday, November 1, 2003

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