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 - 2009

Lecture : “Luiz Pacheco—Libertine Writer & All”

by Professor Rui Zink

Friday, May 8, 2009 at 12:00 p.m
Foster Administration Building, Board of Trustees Room (parking lots 5 & 6)

Professor Rui ZinkThe Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth announces a lecture entitled, “Luiz Pacheco—Libertine Writer & All” by Professor Rui Zink.
The lecture, in Portuguese, will be in the Foster Administration Building, Board of Trustees Room (parking lots 5 & 6), on Friday, May 8, 2009 at 12:00 p.m.

Luiz Pacheco (1925-2008) lived much of his life as a marginal author, yet by the time of his death he had a cult following in addition to several serious endorsements by such well-respected writers like José Saramago and Vítor Silva Tavares. The lecture will focus on Pacheco’s short story, “Comunidade,” his most celebrated work, as well as offer a perspective on his work as editor, critic, letter-writer (Pacheco considered this to be “the most free of literary forms” during the Salazar dictatorship), essayist, and personage at-large.

Rui Zink—Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Foundation Endowed Chair Professor in Portuguese Studies and Author-in-Residence in Spring Semester 2009—teaches literature and creative writing at the New University of Lisbon. He is the author of more than twenty books, including the first Portuguese graphic novel, /A arte suprema/, and a children’s book, /The Boy Who Didn’t Like Television/ (MacAdam/Cage, 2004). His novel /Dádiva Divina/ was awarded Portugal’s prestigious Pen Club Award for 2005. Creative texts and more information about Prof. Zink are available at http://www.ruizink.com.

For more information on this and other activities of the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, please contact the Center by telephone (508-999-8255) or email (greis@umassd.edu).

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