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

Fascism and Modernism: The Dilemmas of Portuguese Public Architecture

by Rita Almeida de Carvalho, University of Lisbon

Thursday, November 30, 2017 – 12.00 - 1.30 pm

UMass Dartmouth, LARTS 212

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Rita Almeida de Carvalho
Rita Almeida de Carvalho, University of Lisbon
The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press in collaboration with the PhD Program in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies and Theory, the Department of Portuguese, and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives presents:

Fascism and Modernism: The Dilemmas of Portuguese Public Architecture by Rita Almeida de Carvalho, University of Lisbon

Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture/ Tagus Press - LARTS 212 (Please use  parking lot 2)

Thursday, November 30, 2017 – 12.00 - 1.30 pm

Abstract. Through a discussion of Portuguese public architecture, this presentation considers the hypothetical fascist revolutionary nature of Portugal’s Estado Novo from the 1930s to the mid-1940s. It will be argued that nationalism, though tempered with some elements of Modernism as a way to contrast with the previous demo-liberal Republic, has always prevailed as the language to express the Portuguese genius, that of the people who brought European civilization and the Christian faith across the world. Portugal’s state apparatus would guarantee that any fascist revolutionary architectural impetus would not thrive. The architectural legacy of the Estado Novo leads us to conclude that in spite of adopting some fascist traits to keep up with the European political tendency of the interwar period, the Portuguese regime failed to embody a future-oriented fascist ideology.

Bio. Rita Almeida de Carvalho is research fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon (ICS-UL). Focusing on the Portuguese dictatorship, the so-called Estado Novo (1932-1974), her research interests include elites and decision-making processes, the relationship between Church and State, the political use of architecture, nationalism, and fascist and authoritarian regimes during the interwar period. Her work has been published in The “New Man” in Radical Right Ideology and Practice, 1919-45 (Bloomsbury, 2017); Fascismo y Modernismo. Politica y Cultura en la Europa de Entreguerras (1918-1945) (Editorial Comares, 2016), and Contemporary European History (2016). With a parallel career in historical archives, she is now responsible for the ICS-UL’s Archive of Social History. Rita Almeida de Carvalho is  currently FLAD/Michael Teague Visiting Lecturer of Portuguese & Brazilian Studies in the Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, Brown University.

Pizza and refreshments will be served.
All are welcome. Free and open to the public.

For more information:
CPSC/Tagus Press Executive Editor Mario Pereira: mpereira6@umassd.edu

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