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

2008 Portuguese Summer Program Cultural Events

Lecture: "Stranded Empires and Interrupted Nations:
Nationhood and Ethnicity in Mozambique"
Luis Madureira

Thursday, July 17, 2008, 11:30-12:30
Library Browsing Area

Luis Madureira is Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

He has written two books, Imaginary Geographies in Portuguese and Lusophone-African Literature: Narratives of Discovery and Empire (2007), which studies figurations of empire, nation and revolution in Portuguese and Lusophone African literatures, and Cannibal Modernities (2005), a reexamination of the Brazilian and Caribbean avant-gardes from a postcolonial perspective. He has published several articles on topics ranging from Luso-Brazilian literature and cinema to early modern travel narratives and postcolonial theory.

His current research focuses on the Mozambican theatre and the politics of time in contemporary Lusophone fiction.