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

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

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is pleased to announce its annual spring lecture series entitled "Writing Lusophone Africa" organized by Professor Anna Klobucka of the Department of Portuguese. Professor Isabel Ferreira Gould of Notre Dame University will inaugurate the series with a talk entitled "Inscribing Africa in the post-revolutionary novel and in recent Portuguese cinema" on Thursday, 8 February 2007 at 5:00 pm. The lecture will be held in the Library Browsing Area of the University Library (parking lot 13).

Professor Ferreira Gould is Assistant Professor of Portuguese and a Fellow at the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies and at the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, both at Notre Dame. Her work focuses on contemporary Portuguese literature, especially on post-revolutionary writing on war, dictatorship, and colonialism. She is currently revising a book manuscript entitled Genealogies of Empire: Unsettling Stories of Colonization and Return. She has published in recent and forthcoming issues of Atlântida, Luso-Brazilian Review, Lusografias, Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies, and Suplemento Literário de Ponta Delgada .

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 (