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 (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,

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

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
Editor & Distributor, Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies,
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
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Dartmouth, MA 02747. USA.
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