The Portuguese in the Americas Series aims to contribute to the growing field of Portuguese-American Studies. The Series documents the variety and complexity of the Portuguese-American experience by publishing works in the social sciences, history and literature.
Representations of the Portuguese in American Literature
University of Massachusetts Press
Representations of the Portuguese in American Literature
Reinaldo Silva

Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth

2008 . 228 pp. 6 x 9"
Sociology / Literary Criticism - American / Anthropology

$19.95 Paperback, 978-1-933227-18-4

About the Author

Born in Portugal in 1961, Reinaldo Silva emmigrated to America in 1967 at age 6, settling in Newark, New Jersey. He was educated in both the United States and Portugal and holds dual citizenship. After completing undergraduate studies at the University of Columbia in 1985, he earned an M.A. in English and American literature at Rutgers University-Newark in 1989 and a PH.D. from New York University in 1998. He has lectured at Rutgers, NYU, NJIT and Seton Hall, and is currently Assistant Professor of English at the University of Aveiro in Portugal. His teaching and research interests include nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature and contemporary ethnic literatures, with a special focus on Portuguese-American writers. He has published numerous articles and encyclopedia entries in American journals.

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