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 - 2006

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Concert and Lecture
Brazilian Choro Music: Concert and Lecture by Paulo Sá
Saturday, February 4, 2006
More information can be found here.

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Lecture
"O que tem de judaico Menina e Moça (1554) de Bernardim Ribeiro?"
Herman Prins Solomon, State University of New York, Albany
Tuesday, February 7, 2006

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Lecture
"Bernardim Ribeiro's Menina e Moça and Cervantes"
Karina Galperín, Universidad Torcuato de Tella, Buenos Aires/Harvard University
Tuesday, February 14, 2006

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Lecture
Lecture: "What Remains of the Dead, Or, the Variable Principles of Cannibal Exchange"
Luís Madureira, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Tuesday, March 28, 2006

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Lecture
Lecture: "Dinheiro vivo: the everyday life of money in Salvador de Bahia"
Roger Sansi-Roca, King's College, London
Tuesday, April 4, 2006

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Spring Lecture Series
"Economies of Relationship"
Organized by Prof. Victor K. Mendes, Department of Portuguese

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Workshop
"Promoting the Development of Portuguese Business Enterprises"
Sponsored in conjuction with the Charlton College of Business
Saturday, April 8, 2006
For more information, click here.

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Lecture and Dramatic Reading
"Sticks and Stones: Charles Reis Felix's Through a Portagee Gate"
George Monteiro, Brown University and the Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Foundation Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies
Followed by scenes from Through a Portagee Gate performed by Culture*Park.
Wednesday, April 12, 2006

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Lecture
"Europe and America, 2006"
Jorge de Oliveira e Sousa, European Commission/Harvard University
Tuesday, April 18, 2006, 5:00 pm

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Lecture
"Sticks and Stones: Charles Reis Felix's Through a Portagee Gate"
George Monteiro, Brown University and the Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Foundation Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies
Wednesday, April 19, 2006

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Theatre
"Through a Portagee Gate"
A play based on the memoir of the same title by Charles Reis Felix and performed by Culture*Park
Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, 2006

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Colloquium
Colloquium & Launching of Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies 13/14
"The Author as Plagiarist: The Case of Machado de Assis"
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Friday, May 19, 2006
To view colloquium program, click here.
To view the Table of Contents of the journal, click here.

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Concert
"An Evening of Cape Verdean Music with Cesar Lima"
Friday, July 7, 2006

Cesar Lima, who has joined the ranks of the finest living Cape Verdean guitarists, will play songs from his latest CD, Reflections. Blending traditional Cape Verdean musical styles with contemporary arrangements, Reflections showcases Lima's refined guitar techniques in a collection of melodies executed with ease and grace. Lima was raised on the island of São Vicente in Cape Verde and studied with such renowned musicians as Luis Morais, Vasco Martins and Bau.

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Lecture
"Placing Lisbon's Fado"
Friday, July 14, 2006

Lila Ellen Gray, Columbia University Lila Ellen Gray is an ethnomusicologist, cultural anthropologist and musician. Her research interests include: poetics, performance, gender, urban cultural studies, and the anthropology of sound and aesthetics. She is currently working on a book on fado performance based on twenty-two months of field research in Lisbon conducted during 2001-2003. She holds an MA in music and a PhD in cultural anthropology from Duke University and is currently an assistant professor of music at Columbia University.

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Concert
"An Evening of Brazilian Music with Valdisa Moura"
Friday, July 21, 2006

Vocalist Valdisa Moura is a dynamic performer with a gorgeous voice and effortless stage presence, who embodies that most elusive and enchanting aspect of Brazilian music, a sort of relaxed intensity, that has long attracted music lovers from all over the world. Moura's repertoire includes the music of her native Northeastern Brazil, well-known bossa nova standards, samba, and MPB (Brazilian popular music). She's backed by a talented multinational band that brings a variety of other influences, especially jazz, into the mix.

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Lecture
"Choro do Brasil"
Marilynn Mair
Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Marilynn Mair is a mandolinist who, through her technical mastery and artistic interpretation, has established the mandolin in chamber music circles worldwide. She has performed internationally for over two decades, appearing in concert throughout Europe, North America, and the Far East. She has given hundreds of recitals, including performances at Carnegie Hall, the White House, the Newport Music Festival, Lincoln Center, Tivoli Concert Hall, the Palffy Palace, the Kennedy Center, and the Banff Centre for the Arts. She has also represented the United States at international music festivals in Italy, France, Spain, England, Austria, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, and Japan, earning the title, "First Lady of the American Mandolin." Marilynn has released a number of highly-acclaimed recordings, including "Nadando em Luz / Swimming in Light: A Century of Brazilian Mandolin."

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Lecture
"Portuguese music and dance in Malaysia"
Margaret Sarkissian, Smith College
Friday, July 28, 2006

Margaret Sarkissian received her PhD in music (ethnomusicology) from the University of Illonois at Urbana-Champaign in 1993 and is currently an Associate Professor of Music at Smith College. She is the author of D'Albuquerque's Children: Performing Tradition in Malaysia's Portuguese Settlement (University of Chicago Press, 2000).

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Lecture
"Music of Goa: the unique voice of Portuguese India"
André de Quadros, Boston University
Wednesday, August 2, 2006

André de Quadros is Professor of Music, Director of the School of Music at Boston University. A Goan, he has strong connections with Portugal and the former Portuguese colonies and India. As a conductor, he has performed extensively in Australia, Europe and South East Asia. He has published widely in the field of post-colonial Asian choral music.

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Lecture
"O Primeiro Capítulo de Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas"
Victor K. Mendes, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Thursday, September 21, 2006

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Lecture
"O Significado do Póstumo na Obra Machadiana"
Robert Moser, University of Georgia
Thursday, September 28, 2006

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Lecture
"O Duplo em Papéis Avulsos"
João Cezar de Casto Rocha, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
Thursday, October 19, 2006

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Recital
Recital with flutist Wendy Rolfe and pianist Maria José Carrasqueira
Wednesday, November 8, 2006

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Lecture
"Plato and Aristotle on Persuasion"

by Professor Maureen Eckert
Department of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Tuesday, December 5, 2006

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