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 - 2007

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Annual Spring Lecture Series
Writing Lusophone Africa
Organizer: Anna M. Klobucka, Department of Portuguese
Associate Organizer: Gina M. Reis, Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture

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Lecture
"Couva da Moura, a Lisbon Shanty Town: Media, Migration and a Raid at the Beach"
Professor Dorle Dracklé, the Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Foundation Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies.
Thursday, March 8, 2007

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Roundtable
“Studying the New Brazilian Immigration”
Location: Woodland Commons
Date: April 13, 2007, 8:00 a.m.
To view colloquium program, click here

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Lecture
“Cultural Interchanges between Portugal and India:  The Fundação Oriente Experience”
Dr. Sergio Mascarenhas, Director, Fundação Oriente Delegation in India
Date: Tuesday, 24 April 2007 - Conference Room of the Charlton College of Business 3:00 p.m. (Room 115).
Sponsors: Co-sponsored by the UMD Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture and the UMD Center for Indic Studies.

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Lecture
2007 Portuguese Summer Program Cultural Series
"Lusophone Africa On Screen: After Colonialism and War, Under the Shadow of Globalization"
by Professor Fernando Arenas, University of Minnesota
Tuesday, 10 July 2007, 11:30 AM
Browsing Area, Claire T. Carney Library

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Lecture
"Representing and Misrepresenting Brazil: The Aesthetics of Violence and the Commitment to Social Criticism in Contemporary Brazilian Cinema"
by Professor Luciano Tosta, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
July 17, 2007, 11:30 AM
Browsing Area of the Claire T. Carney Library (parking lot 13)

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Concert
Anita Coelho and Brazilian Ensemble
July 18, 2007, 8:00 PM
Place: Group VI, Room 153 (parking lot 7-8)

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Lecture
"Seeing and Reading Violence in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Contexts"
by Prof. Victor K. Mendes, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Tuesday, 24 July 2007, 11:30 AM
Place: Browsing Area, Claire T. Carney Library

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Concert
Candida Rose with the KabuJazz ensemble
August 1st, 2007, 8:00 PM
Place: Group VI, Room 153 (parking lot 7-8)

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Lecture
"What Europe do we have in mind when we speak of Europe? A literary approach
by Professor Manuel Frias Martins.
Dates: Thursday, 20 September 2007 at 12:30 pm
Location: Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture (Group 1, Room 212; parking lot 1)

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Escrita da Vida - Vida da Escrita
Conversations with four Portuguese American Writers

Dates: Saturday, September 22, 2007, 10am-3pm
Location: John F. Kennedy Library in Boston

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Conference
5th Annual Conference on Portuguese Language Education
Dates: Friday & Saturday, September 28 & 29, 2007 - 9:30am – 3:30pm
Location: Woodland Commons (parking lots 7 & 8)

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Lecture
"The Lusophone World and Its Struggle with Modernity"
by Professor Onésimo Teotónio Almeida
Dates: November 26, 2007 at 5:00 pm
Location: Claire Carney Library Browsing Area (parking lot 13)

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Lecture
"Pessoa the Futurist"
by Richard Zenith
Dates: December 4, 2007 at 5:00 pm
Location: Foster Administration Building, Board of Trustees Room (parking lot 7-8)

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