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

"My Country, Left and Right", a lecture by professor Miguel Tamen

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 5:00pm-7:00pm

New Bedford Whaling Museum (Harborview Gallery)
18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA

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Miguel TamenThe Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture/Tagus Press in collaboration with the Department of Portuguese are honored to host Miguel Tamen (PhD, University of Minnesota, 1989), the recipient of the Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies for Fall 2017. Tamen is Professor of Literary Theory at the University of Lisbon and has held visiting appointments at Stanford University and, for many years, at the University of Chicago; he was a senior fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center and at the National Humanities Center. He isthe author of nine books, including The Matter of the Facts (Stanford UP), Friends of Interpretable Objects (2001) and What Art Is Like In Constant Reference to the Alice Books, both from Harvard UP. His latest book, on the liberal arts and the university, co-authored with António M. Feijó, has just appeared in Portugal.

"My Country, Left and Right" a lecture by professor Miguel Tamen, recipient of the Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies, Fall 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
New Bedford Whaling Museum (Harborview Gallery)
18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA

The resemblance between the ways in which Portugal is talked about in the left-leaning Guia de Portugal (The Portugal Guidebook, 1924) and the unapologetically right-wing Livro de Leitura da Terceira Classe (The Third Grade Reader, 1951) will be examined and discussed. This affinity suggests the ways in which you talk about your own country cannot merely be derived from your overtpolitical inclinations. It thus suggests a darker side to George Orwell's argument about the topic,in his great quasi-eponymous 1940 essay.

This is a free event and is open to the public. Catering provided by Inner Bay Café and Grille.
Questions? Contact Ltavares4@umassd.edu

Some photos of the professor Miguel Tamen lecture

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