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 - 2015

2014-2015 Lecture Series

Lecture “Nostalgia for the Avant-Gardes”

by Sílvia Oliveira, Rhode Island College


Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Prince Henry Society Reading Room at the
Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives (Claire T. Carney Library Building)

This lecture will be in Portuguese. Free and open to the public. Parking lot 13.

Silvia Oliveira
Sílvia Oliveira, Rhode Island College

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, The UMass Dartmouth PhD Program in Portuguese—2014-2015 Lecture Series cordially invites you to a special lecture, “Nostalgia for the Avant-Gardes” by Sílvia Oliveira, Rhode Island College. This lecture will be in Portuguese.

Local: Prince Henry Society Reading Room at the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives (Claire T. Carney Library Building), UMass Dartmouth

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Shrimp Mozambique and fries will be served before the talk! (Food delivery time: 4:30 pm)

Free and open to the public. Parking lot 13.

Abstract.
This year we celebrate the centenary of Orpheu (Portugal and Brazil, 1915) the first modernist  literary journal in Portuguese, followed by the avant-garde magazines Portugal Futurista (Portugal, 1917), Klaxon (Brazil, 1922), Athena (Portugal, 1924), and Revista de Antropofagia (Brazil, 1928). The talk will examine aesthetic impulses of modernity in these journals, compare aspects of cultural modernity in Portugal and Brazil, and identify critical thought that followed these cultural movements, considering various vantage points of view from the periphery. What sentiments do the historic avant-gardes provoke within us? And who and where are the avant-gardes today, and do we we know whether they exist?

Sílvia Oliveira is Assistant Professor of Portuguese at Rhode Island College (RIC), coordinator of the Portuguese Studies Program in the Modern Languages Department, and faculty liaison to the Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies at RIC. She has published on aesthetics and politics in Portuguese and Brazilian literatures of the 19th and 20th centuries, the Portuguese short story of the 1960s, neorealism and post-neorealism in Portugal, poetic feminism, cynicism, and theory of mind. She is currently writing on Portuguese North-American literature and the aesthetics, politics,  pedagogy and place of ethnic studies in the 21st century. <www.ric.edu/portuguesestudies>

Generously sponsored by UMass Dartmouth’s College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Portuguese, the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, and the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture.

For Onésimo T. Almeida’s lecture on Thursday, April 30, 2015 please click here.

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Director, MA & PhD in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies and Theory, www.umassd.edu/portgrad  
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