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 - 2018

Call for Papers: Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies / 33

PLCS 33: Ocean Crossings

Guest Editor: Andre Novoa (University of Lisbon)

Call for Papers
Call for Papers
PLCS 33: Ocean Crossings
Guest Editor: Andre Novoa (University of Lisbon)

The next volume of Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies (PLCS) focuses on the theme of Ocean Crossings. The theme of the seas has long been a central topic in scholarship on the Lusophone world, but more recent research has invested ocean crossings with new relevance and urgency. This special issue aims to articulate and bring together a diversity of approaches to the “watery part of the world,” to paraphrase Herman Melville, paying close attention to sea mobilities, what they entailed, in which conditions they were practiced, what meanings have been associated with them and to the performance or practice of movement in itself, to the efforts of ocean crossing, to the subtleties of moving and the complexities of (maritime) kinetic life.

This special issue of PLCS will focus on both contemporary and historical ocean mobilities in the broadest possible way. We encourage authors to submit full-length academic articles (5,500-8,500 words) that might address the following themes:

Although these themes are encouraged, we welcome a variety of other interests and approaches from a range of disciplines.

The deadline for submission is August 31, 2018. We encourage authors to submit articles in English or Portuguese. Submissions must conform to the journal’s guidelines, which are available here: https://ojs.lib.umassd.edu/index.php/plcs/about/submissions.

Please direct inquiries and submissions to Andre Novoa: andre.novoa@ics.ulisboa.pt

Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies is a peer-reviewed journal published by Tagus Press in the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth:

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