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

“On the Global and the Postcolonial: The Multiple Locations and Directions of Lusophone Africa”

Fernando Arenas, University of Minnesota

March 26, 2007, 5:00 p.m.
Library Browsing Area (parking lot 13)

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is pleased to announce the third presentation in its 2007 spring lecture series entitled "Writing Lusophone Africa" organized by Professor Anna Klobucka of the Department of Portuguese. Professor Fernando Arenas will give a lecture entitled "On the Global and the Postcolonial: The Multiple Locations and Directions of Lusophone Africa" on Monday, 26 March 2007 at 5:00 pm. The lecture will be held in the Library Browsing Area (parking lot 13).

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 . His lecture is based on his book manuscript.

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 (