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

Publication of The Eighteenth Century and Launching of Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies (PLCS) as a Hybrid Print and Online, Open Access Journal

The Eighteenth Century

The Eighteenth Century

Tagus Press, the publishing arm of the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, announces the publication of The Eighteenth Century (PLCS 29), edited by Bruno Carvalho (Princeton University).

Challenging notions of the Portuguese-speaking world as merely “backwards” or obscurantist during the eighteenth century, The Eighteenth Century explores how the circulation of Enlightenment-era discourses engendered creative appropriations, and unsettling compromises between divergent worldviews. The issue showcases the vibrant and diverse scholarship on the period in Portuguese and Brazilian literary and cultural studies, placing the Lusophone world in transatlantic and hemispheric contexts, while shedding light on several of its specific dimensions.

Guest Editor Bruno Carvalho is Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Princeton University. He is the author of Porous City: A Cultural History of Rio de Janeiro (2013), which won the Brazilian Studies Association Roberto Reis Book Award in 2014.

The Eighteenth Century is volume 29 of Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies (PLCS), an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published semi-annually by Tagus Press in the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

The Launching of PLCS as a Hybrid Print and Online, Open Access Journal

Thanks to a partnership with the Digital Services Group at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Claire T. Carney Library, we are pleased to announce that PLCS is now available in print and online, open access formats. Current and previous issues of the journal can be accessed online.

In addition, the journal is searchable and articles can be downloaded individually. The online version of PLCS is hosted by the UMass Dartmouth Library on the Open Journal Systems (OJS) platform. OJS is open source journal management and publishing software developed, supported, and freely distributed by the Public Knowledge Project under the GNU General Public License.

Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies (PLCS) is available at: https://ojs.lib.umassd.edu/index.php/plcs/issue/archive

For more information, please contact Mario Pereira, Executive Editor, Tagus Press, Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at: mpereira6@umassd.edu.

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