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

Publication of Transnational Africas: Visual, Material and Sonic Cultures of Lusophone Africa

PLCS 30/31

Tagus Press, the publishing arm of the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, announces the publication of the double issue Transnational Africas: Visual, Material and Sonic Cultures of Lusophone Africa  (PLCS 30/31), edited by Christopher Larkosh, Mario Pereira and Memory Holloway.

The scholarly articles and interview that comprise this double issue examine African visual, material and sonic culture by way of a broad corpus of examples from both within and beyond the uncertain boundaries of Lusophone Africa. Together, they reiterate the urgent need for a sustained transnational scholarly approach to Africa that allows for a shift in focus toward modes of cultural production in which written, spoken or recorded language is not the principal or sole medium of communication. This special issue is thus dedicated to advancing a more complex and inclusive model of Luso-Afro-Brazilian cultural studies: one that encourages a renewed conversation on the possibilities of cross-border paradigms of identity and alterity emanating from the visual arts, music, performance, material objects, and other common places.

Christopher Larkosh is Associate Professor of Portuguese at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Mario Pereira is Executive Editor of Tagus Press in the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Memory Holloway is Professor of Art History at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Transnational Africas: Visual, Material and Sonic Cultures of Lusophone Africa is volume 30/31 of Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies (PLCS), an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published semi-annually in print and online editions by Tagus Press in the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. The online version of PLCS, hosted by the UMass Dartmouth Claire T. Carney Library, is available here: https://ojs.lib.umassd.edu/index.php/plcs/index

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