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

“Uncanny Spaces in Germano Almeida's Eva

Phillip Rothwell, Rutgers University

May 10, 2007, 5:00 p.m.
Board of Trustees Room in the Foster Administration Building (parking lot 7)

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is pleased to announce the fifth and last presentation in its 2007 spring lecture series entitled "Writing Lusophone Africa" organized by Professor Anna Klobucka of the Department of Portuguese. Phillip Rothwell will give a lecture entitled "Uncanny Spaces in Germano Almeida's Eva" on Thursday, 10 May 2007 at 5:00 pm. The lecture will be held in the Board of Trustees Room in the Foster Administration Building (parking lot 7).

Phillip Rothwell is author of A Postmodern Nationalist: Truth, Orality and Gender in the Work of Mia Couto (Bucknell University, 2004) and contributing co-editor of Sexual/Texual Empire: Gender and Marginality in Lusophone African Literature (Bristol University, 2004) (with Hilary Owen) and A Primavera Toda é Para Ti (Presenca, 2004) (with Margarida Ribeiro, Teresa Cristina Cerdeira and Juliet Perkins). He guest-edited a volume of Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies entitled "Reevaluating Mozambique" (2003). He has published widely in refereed journals on the literatures, cultures and intellectual history of Lusophone Africa, Portugal and Brazil. His manuscript "Utopian Bodies: The Construction of Women in African Literature" is nearing completion. His current research project focuses on what he terms "Empty Paternity" in Portuguese cultural production from the Renaissance to the present day.

For more information on this and other lectures in the series "Writing Lusophone Africa", please contact the associate organizer, Gina Reis, by telephone (508 999 9270) or email (