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 - 2008

Lecture: "(Self) Discoveries and (Rough) Trade: Nation, Canon and Eros in the
work of Al Berto"

by Mark Sabine (University of Nottingham)

Wednesday, 8 October 2008, at 5:00 p.m.

Mark Sabine (PhD, University of Manchester) is Lecturer in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin-American Studies at the University of Nottingham and the author of a doctoral thesis on "Form and Ideology in the Novels of José Saramago, 1980-1989." He has co-edited In Dialogue with José Saramago: Essays in Comparative Literature (Manchester Spanish and Portuguese Studies, 2006) and Embodying Pessoa: Corporeality, Gender, Sexuality (University of Toronto Press, 2007). He has published numerous articles and reviews on Saramago, Pessoa and other Portuguese and Lusophone African writers such as Eça de Queirós, Luís Bernardo Honwana, António Lobo Antunes and Al Berto. He has a particular interest in representations of gender and sexuality in modern Iberian writing.