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

"What Europe do we have in mind when we speak of Europe? A literary approach"

by Manuel Frias Martins

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

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Date & Time :

Thursday, 20 September 2007 at 12:30 pm

Location :

Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture
(Group 1, Room 212; parking lot 1)

Admission :

All welcome !

Sponsored by :

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Contact :

Gina Reis, by telephone (508 999 9270) or email (

Description :

Manuel Frias Martins holds a Ph.D. in Literary Theory and has taught at the University of Lisbon (Faculty of Letters) since 1976. He is a literary critic and the author of several books on Portuguese contemporary literature as well as on literary theory and criticism. His book Dark Matter: A Theory of Literature and Literary Criticism (1993, 1995, 2nd edition), received the Portuguese PEN Club Essay Award. He is currently the Vice-President of the Portuguese Association of Literary Critics. His latest book, In Theory (Literature), was published in 2003.