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 - 2012

Publication of Garrett´s Travels Revisited

Garrett´s Travels Revisited
Garrett´s Travels Revisited, edited by
Victor K. Mendes and Valéria M. Souza

Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth, in partnership with the University Press of New England (UPNE), announces the publication of Garrett´s Travels Revisited, edited by Victor K. Mendes and Valéria M. Souza. This double-volume issue of Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies (vols. 21-22) re-examines the most celebrated work of Portuguese Romanticism, Travels in My Homeland (1846), by Almeida Garrett.

In Travels in My Homeland, Almeida Garrett narrates his thirteen-day trip to Santarém, wittily intermingling personal experiences with a sentimental novel. Influenced by Laurence Sterne´s Sentimental Journey, Garrett´s masterpiece paved the way for writers like Eça de Queirós and Machado de Assis and helped foster modern Portuguese prose. This interdisciplinary collection of essays by leading scholars addresses topics such as narrative technique, gender relations, women and nationalism, literary hypertext, travel writing and visual culture, literature and music, and Romantic fiction and classical literature.

Victor K. Mendes is associate professor of Portuguese and graduate program director in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies and Theory at UMass Dartmouth. Valéria M. Souza is a Ph.D. candidate in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies and Theory at UMass Dartmouth and a lecturer at UMass Boston.

For more information, please contact Mario Pereira, Managing Editor of Tagus Press at 508-999-8255 or To purchase the volume, please visit the UPNE website by clicking here.