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 Victor K. Mendes

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Fields of interest: Literature in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies & Theory.


Project Hospitality for the MLA Convention, Philadelphia, December 2006. More.

Project Lying in Portuguese for the MLA Convention, Washington DC, December 2005. More.


  1. Fictions of Relationship. Consult www.umassd.edu/portgrad (Spring 2005).
  2. Crisis in Representation, Plagiarism, and Aristotelian Rhetoric (Fall 2006).
  3. Moral Software in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies and Theory.
  4. The Possibility of a Critique of Interpretation: Dreams, Texts, and Photographs.
  5. Responses to the Bible.
  6. Critical Approaches to a Theory of Reading.
  7. Ideas of Europe and the Iberian Post-Colonial Worlds.

Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies, www.umassd.edu/portgrad

Editor & Distributor: Peer-reviewed academic journal Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies and the Adamastor Book Series. Visit www.plcs.umassd.edu.

Author: Almeida Garrett. Crise na Representação nas Viagens na Minha Terra. Lisbon: Cosmos, 1999. Articles in Portuguese- and English-language academic journals and edited volumes. Book in preparation: The Entrapped Reader: Sterne, Garrett, and Machado de Assis.


2004: Senior Research Fellow, King's College, London.

1998: Ph.D. in Critical Theory, University of Lisbon. Dissertation: Crisis in Representation. Reading Topics of Travels in My Homeland.

1995: A Qualification Degree in Education (Portuguese Language and Literature), Open University, Lisbon.

1994: M.A. in Portuguese Literature, University of Lisbon. Dissertation: The Origin of Poetry in Jorge de Sena.

1992: A Qualification Degree in Education (Philosophy), Open University, Lisbon.

1986: B.A. in Philosophy, University of Lisbon.


Victor K. Mendes
Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies, Dept. of Portuguese www.umassd.edu/portgrad
Editor & Distributor, Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies, http://www.plcs.umassd.edu/
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747. USA.
Tel. 508-999 8338
Fax 508-999 9272
Default e-mail: vmendes@umassd.edu, now forwarded to vmendes1@gmail.com