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

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

Category :


Date & Time :

Tuesday, 10 July 2007 at 11:30 AM

Location :

Browsing Area, Claire T. Carney Library

Admission :

All welcome!

Sponsored by :

Luso-American Foundation (Lisbon), the UMD Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, the UMD College of Arts and Sciences, and the UMD Division of Professional and Continuing Education.

Contact :

Gina Reis , at 508-999-9270 or

Description :

Fernando Arenas is an Associate Professor of Lusophone African, Portuguese, and Brazilian Studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of Utopias of Otherness: Nationhood and Subjectivity in Portugal and Brazil (University of Minnesota Press, 2003) and co-editor together with Susan C. Quinlan of Lusosex: Gender and Sexuality in the Portuguese-Speaking World (University of Minnesota Press, 2002).  He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005-06 in order to finish his new book, After Independence: Globalization, Postcolonialism and the Cultures of Lusophone Africa.