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 - 2010

Colloquium on Portuguese-American Literature and History, in Lisbon and the Azores

Luso-American Foundation in Lisbon - October 26, 2010 at 6 p.m
Palacete Silveira e Paulo, in Angra do Heroísmo - October 27 at 6:15 p.m
Biblioteca Pública e Arquivo Regional de Ponta Delgada - October 28 at 5 p.m.

So Ends This Day: The Portuguese in American Whaling, 1765-1927The Luso-American Foundation, the Directorate for Culture of the Autonomous Region of Azores, and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture announce the colloquium “Portugal na América”: A Conversation with Two Portuguese-American Writers and an Historian, that will take place at the Luso-American Foundation in Lisbon, on October 26, 2010 at 6 p.m.; the Palacete Silveira e Paulo, in Angra do Heroísmo, on October 27 at 6:15 p.m.; and the Biblioteca Pública e Arquivo Regional de Ponta Delgada, on October 28 at 5 p.m. The event in Lisbon is co-sponsored by EDEL Press, publisher of the book series Portugal na América, whose editor is Rui Zink.

Our Lady of the Artichokes and Other Portuguese-American StoriesFrank X. Gaspar (www.frankgaspar.com) and Katherine Vaz (http://katherinevaz.com), the two most prominent Portuguese-American authors today, will highlight the program, along with the historian Donald Warrin of the University of California, Berkeley. Gaspar and Vaz will discuss their latest books, the novel Stealing Fátima and Our Lady of the Artichokes and Other Portuguese-American Stories, respectively, and Warrin will launch So Ends This Day: The Portuguese in American Whaling, 1765-1927. The events in the Azores will include the launching of Imaginários Luso-Americanos e Açorianos: Do Outro lado do Espelho, by Vamberto Freitas of the University of the Azores.

Stealing F?timaAt each of the three locations there will be on exhibit and for sale a collection of books on the Portuguese-American experience, including the entire collection of the Portuguese in the Americas Series, published by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and available on Amazon.com. These works, comprised of imaginative literature and essay, depict, explore, discuss, criticize, celebrate and ponder the common heritage of the Portuguese-American experience.

QuickLinks

x

myUMD

x