Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies (PLCS) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed online journal that publishes original research related to the literatures and cultures of the diverse communities of the Portuguese-speaking world from a broad range of academic, critical and theoretical approaches.
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Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies 25
Lusofonia and Its Futures
Guest editor: João Cezar de Castro Rocha

Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth

2013 . 256 pp. 6 x 9"
Brazil / Literary Criticism - Spanish & Portuguese / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism

$24.95 Paperback, 978-1-933227-43-6


A collection of innovative and insightful essays providing a critical and theoretical reflection on the concept and history of Lusofonia

Lusofonia and Its Futures is a richly textured collection of essays on the Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) world, comprised of over 230 million people in eight countries on four continents. The notion of Lusofonia encompasses the cultural identities generated by Portuguese-speakers with shared as well as divergent histories. This volume presents a nuanced and critical study of the concept and history of Lusofonia from a variety of theoretical approaches. In addition to this thematic focus, Lusofonia and Its Futures includes fiction in translation by writers from several countries in the Lusophone world as well as scholarly essays on such topics as the English novel in Brazilian literature and the reception of Fernando Pessoa in Brazil.

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