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 “Pessoa, Portugal, and the Future”

by Onésimo T. Almeida, Brown University


Thursday, April 30, 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.

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Onésimo T. Almeida, Brown University

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, The UMass Dartmouth PhD Program in Portuguese—2014-2015 Lecture Series cordially invites you to a special lecture, “Pessoa, Portugal, and the Future”, by Onésimo T. Almeida, Brown University.

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

Date: Thursday, April 30, 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.
Fernando Pessoa wrote under many heteronyms, but signed with his own name the only book he published in his lifetime: Mensagem. He also wrote extensively about the theoretical framework within which that classic book was conceived. Pessoa was a thinker and he had his own ideas about Portugal and what should be done in order to revert the country to a creative stage. An analysis of Pessoa’s worldview is thus key to understanding Mensagem.

Onésimo T. Almeida is Professor of Portuguese Intellectual and Cultural History at Brown University. A former chairman of the Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, he holds a PhD in Philosophy from Brown University and is a Fellow at Wayland Collegium of Liberal Learning and the Renaissance and Early Modern History Program at Brown. Recently he received an honorary degree from the University of Aveiro, Portugal. Author of many books, his most recent are Pessoa, Portugal e o Futuro (Gradiva, 2014) and Minima Azorica (Companhia das Ilhas, 2014).

Generously sponsoredby 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.

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