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 - 2016

"The Third Margin of the Language is Affection",
a lecture by the Angolan writer, Ondjaki

November 16, 2016 (Wednesday)

Claire T. Carney Library, room 314, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (Parking Lot 13)

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The Angolan writer, Ondjaki
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The Department of Portuguese and The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture present:

"The Third Margin of the Language is Affection": a lecture by the Angolan writer, Ondjaki

Date: November 16, 2016 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:00 pm
Place: Claire T. Carney Library, room 314

Abstract
Using a personal and subjective lens, the Portuguese language may (also) be looked at from the point of view of affection. The "third margin" appears as a possible image to an approach to the language of speaking, writing, and dreaming. Focusing on the Portuguese language of Angola, Ondjaki proposes a short trip through personal, singular, interventional times of our common language.

Bio
Ondjaki was born in Luanda, Angola, in 1977, and holds a PhD in African Studies (L'Orientale, Napoli/Italy). As well as being a poet and prose writer, Ondjaki also writes screenplays. He is a member of the União dos Escritores Angolanos and has received the following awards: Sagrada Esperança (Angola, 2004); Conto — A.P.E. (Portugal, 2007); FNLIJ (Brazil, 2010); JAB UTI Juvenil (Brazil, 2010); José Saramago Award 2013 (Portugal); Littérature-Monde (France, 2016). His books have been translated to French, Spanish, Italian, German, English, Serbian and Swedish [www.kazukuta.com/ondjaki] . Ondjaki is the current Hélio and Amelia Pedroso Endowed Chair at UMass Dartmouth, where he has been teaching a graduate seminar titled "The New Frontiers of the Portuguese Language."

For more information: Prof. Glaucia Silva: gsilva@umassd.edu - www.umassd.edu/portgrad

* This lecture will be in Portuguese Light refreshments will be served .
Please use Parking Lot 13

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