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 - 2017

“Translation as Writing Back, and Portuguese-American Literature”

A lecture by Professor Margarida Vale de Gato

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 5:00pm

Prince Henry Society Reading Room of the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives (UMass Dartmouth)

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Margarida Vale de Gato
Margarida Vale de Gato is an assistant
professor at the University of Lisbon

Please join us for this lecture, and the launch of the anthology Nem Cá Nem Lá: Portugal e América do Norte Entre Escritas on Tuesday, February 7 at 5:00pm in the Prince Henry Society Reading Room of the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives.

Margarida Vale de Gato is an assistant professor at the University of Lisbon, where she coordinates the American Studies Program and co-coordinates the American Studies Research Group in the English Studies Center (ULICES).

She has a PhD in North American Literature and Culture from the University of Lisbon, with a dissertation that focused on Edgar Allan Poe. A multifaceted writer, Margarida Vale de Gato is the author of several academic and non-academic works, including two books of poetry.

Considered one of the best Portuguese literary translators, she has rendered into Portuguese a large number of French and English canonical texts, by the likes of Lewis Carroll, Herman Melville and Nathalie Sarraute. Additionally, she is the Principal Investigator of the project PEnPAL in Translation, which produced Nem Cá Nem Lá: Portugal e América do Norte Entre Escritas (2016), an anthology that showcases literary texts of several genres by 29 contemporary authors, most of them Portuguese-American, but also North-American writers living in Portugal.


In this event, Prof. Vale de Gato wiNem Ca Nem Lall talk about her trajectory as a translator, her own creative writing, as well as theoretical issues and practical translation problems concerning heritage and cultural (be)longing in Portuguese-American literature. She will also read some excerpts from Nem Cá Nem Lá, which will be available for purchase.

Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Time:
5:00pm
Location:
Prince Henry Society Reading Room of the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives (UMass Dartmouth) - Google Maps

The lecture will be in English. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, please contact Sonia Pacheco at 508 999-8695 spacheco@umassd.edu

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