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.
Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies 27
Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies 27
The South Atlantic, Past and Present
Editor: João Filipe de Alencastro

Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth

2014 . 300 pp. 3 illus. 6 x 9''
Latin American History / Portugal / African Studies

$24.95 Paperback, 978-1-933227-61-0

Table of Contents of The South Atlantic, Past and Present

  • Editor’s Note — João Cezar de Castro Rocha
  • Introduction: The Ethiopic Ocean—History and Historiography, 1600–1975 — Luiz Felipe de Alencastro


  • The Dutch and the Consolidation of the Seventeenth-Century South Atlantic Complex, c. 1630–1654 — Filipa Ribeiro da Silva
  • Brazil and the Politics of the Spanish Habsburgs in the South Atlantic, 1580–1640 — José Manuel Santos Pérez
  • Linguistic Legacies and Postcolonial Identities in West Africa: Cape Verde, Senegal, and the Western World — Alexis Diagne Thevenod
  • Germans and the South Atlantic: Political, Economic, and Military Aspects in Historical Perspective, 1507–1915 — Jakob Zollmann


  • “Escrever é para mim trabalho braçal”: Cabral’s “O cão sem plumas” and the Brazilian Consulate in Barcelona, 1947–1950 — Joshua A. Enslen
  • Narrating the Past and Inventing the Future: Memory, History, and Narrative in Pedro Páramo and Terra Sonâmbula — Thayse Leal Lima
  • Mal de Mar: A Reading of Jorge de Sena’s “A Grã-Canária” in (trans-)Atlantic Transit — Rui Miranda
  • “Sertão Dentro”: The Backlands in Early Modern Portuguese Writings — Victoria Saramago


  • Márcio Souza on Maria José da Silveira, Pauliceia de mil dentes: All the Injustice We Need — Translated by Alexander Rezende Luz
  • Tom Winterbottom on Bruno Carvalho, Porous City: A Cultural History of Rio de Janeiro
  • Richard Simas on Patrícia Portela
The Collection