Previous Events and Highlights


7 December: "Onde Queres Cancionista, Sou Poeta: O Caso Singular de Caetano Veloso"‌
PhD Dissertation Proposal Defense
by Américo Motta, UMass Dartmouth

9 December: "Development of Speaking Skills Using Computer-Mediated Technologies: A Comparative Study between Online and Face-to-Face Portuguese Language Courses"
PhD Dissertation Proposal Defense
by Analia Tebaldi, UMass Dartmouth

9 December: Holiday Celebration Dinner
Cordial invitation by the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture
5:00 - 7:00 pm, Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives (Claire T. Carney Library, UMD)

28 November: Graduate Student Wine and Cheese Reception
Cordial invitation by Associate Provost Meressi
4:00 - 6:00 pm, Grand Reading Room at T. Carney Library

17 November: Early Lunchtime Reading and Q&A
by Portuguese-American writer Frank X Gaspar
hosted by POR 217 - course in Portuguese-American Literature

16 November: "The Third Margin of the Language is Affection"
PhD in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies and Theory Lecture Series
by Angolan writer Ondjaki, Guest Professor at UMassD for the Fall semester

16 November: "Portuguese Bate-Papo"
Christmas Traditions in Portuguese speaking countries
at 3:15 pm, at the Library Lounge

27 October: Book Launch "Representações de Género e Abuso na Literatura e Cultura Portuguesa no Século XX e Princípios do Século XXI"
by Cecília Amaral
Room Camões, Consulate of Portugal in New Bedford

17 October: The Maias - Movie Showing and Discussion
PhD in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies and Theory Lecture Series
Talk by Frank F. Sousa (UMass Lowell) and Q&A with actor Pedro Lacerda

23 September: 13th Annual Conference on Portuguese Language Education
Org. Gláucia Silva
Woodland Commons

25 August: "A luta continua... Using songs for learning and motivation in the Portuguese as a foreign language classroom"
MA Dissertation Defense
by Miriam Kelly, UMass Dartmouth



7 May: "Lusofonia and Literature Talk Sessions"
Tagus Press, with the Center for Portuguese Studies and Cluture at UMassD
Viva Portugal! Street Fest, Downtown New Bedford

3 May: "Reading and Book Signing with Cape-Verdean American Poet Jarita Davis"
Tagus Press, with the Center for Portuguese Studies and Cluture at UMassD
Libreal Arts North Atrium, 4:30 pm

30 April: "A Night of Fado and Brazilian Rhythms with Tânia da Silva and Lucas Pullin"
Cultures of the Portuguese Speaking World Event
Cook Memorial Theater at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, 5:30-8:00 pm

29 April: "Lusophone Identity: a Lecture on José Saramago's Journals"
Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture Lecture
by Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Rodrigo Xavier (Technological Federal University of Paraná)

27 April: "And the Festa Continues: an Analysis of Contemporary Portuguese-American Life"
MA Dissertation Defense
by Matthew de Matos, UMass Dartmouth

25 April: "Dissident Folk: Performing Grândola, Vila Morena"
Department of Portuguese and Portuguese Honor Society Lecture
by Daniel da Silva, Columbia University

20 April: "God and the Kitchen"
PhD in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies and Theory Lecture Series
by poet and theologian José Tolentino de Mendonça (Portuguese Catholic University)

16 April: "Acquaviva: Waters and Humans of Brazil and Portugal"
Photography Exhibition
by professor Dário Borim Jr. (UMass Dartmouth)

4 April: "The Dusk of Writing: Machado de Assis's Last Pages and the Unfulfilled Promise of Brazil"
PhD in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies and Theory Lecture Series
by professor Pedro Meira Monteiro (Princeton University)

28 March: "Futurism, Pum!"
PhD in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies and Theory Lecture Series
by professor Rhian Atkin (Cardiff University)

26 February: "Entrepreneurship, Social Capital and Gender Politics: Rethinking Empowerment Models for Women's Sociopolitical and Economic Inclusion through Paulina Chiziane's Niketche: uma História de Poligamia"
PhD Dissertation Proposal Defense
by Elisandra Pereira, UMass Dartmouth

25 February: "Women as Protagonists in the Portuguese Overseas Expansion"
Public Lecture
by professor Amélia Polónia, Universidade do Porto

12 November: "The Gaze as Desire in A Cup of Rage, by Raduan Nassar"
Lecture Series of the PhD Program in Portuguese
by Sérgio Guimarães Sousa, Guest Professor, Universidade do Minho

9 October: "Ana Luísa Amaral’s Intertextual Poetry: A Feminist and Ecopoetic Perspective"
PhD Dissertation Proposal Defence
by Inês Moreira Lima, UMass Dartmouth

7 October: "Strategic Forgiveness: the Confessional's Legacy in Postmodern Angola: a Reading of Pepetela's Jaime Bunda e a Morte do Americano"
Lecture Series of the PhD Program in Portuguese
by Phillip Rothwell, Professor of Portuguese, University of Oxford

6 October: "In the Name of the People: Angola's Forgotten Massacre"
Lecture Series of the PhD Program in Portuguese
by Lara Pawson, writer

28 September: "The Noticing Hypothesis and Teaching/Learning Mutually Intelligible Languages: Acquisition of Portuguese Pronunciation by Speakers of Spanish"
PhD Dissertation Proposal Defence
by Cristiane Soares, UMass Dartmouth



8 June: "Modernist Desires: (Trans)Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism, and Sexuality in Fernando Pessoa and Mário de Sá-Carneiro"
PhD Dissertation Defense
by Fernando Beleza, UMass Dartmouth

12 May: "Food, Masculinities and Social Change in the Lusophone Transatlantic"
PhD Dissertation Proposal Defence
by Serena J. Rivera, UMass Dartmouth

30 April: "Pessoa, Portugal and the Future"
by Onésimo Almeida, Brown University

April 28: "Crisis and Critique: Gendered Representations of Abuse in Late 20th Century Portuguese Literature and Culture"
PhD Dissertation Defense
by Cecília Amaral, UMass Dartmouth 

23 April: "Identity and Belonging in Literature"
by Inês Pedrosa, Visiting Portuguese Writer

 23 April: "Portugal's 25th of April 1974 Revolution and its Legacies: Historical Perspectives"
by Douglas Wheeler, University of New Hampshire

 22 April: "José Saramago and the Nature of Fiction"
by Otavio Bueno, University of Miami

15 April: "Recollections of the Yellow House"
film directed by João César Monteiro
presented by prof. Frédéric Vidal

09 April: "Nostalgia for the Avant-Gardes"
by Sílvia Oliveira, Rhode Istand College

27 Fevereiro: "Austerity Policies and Politics - the UE and the US Rumble",
by Vasco Rato, President of FLAD

19 February: "Phytofabulae: Tales of the Amazon",
by Patrícia Vieira, Georgetown University



Teresa Valdez's PhD Dissertation Defense

Luiza Lobo on Women's Fiction in Brazil

Talk by valter hugo mãe

Carla Martin on Cape Verde

F. Beleza on Pessoa

Ricardo Gualda on Simulations

Zenith on Pessoa

Sérgio Sousa on Eça and Verne



Fernando Pessoa's Conception of a Non-existent Nature

Eduardo Prado and the "American Illusion"

Luiz Valente on Guimarães Rosa

Alexander Lee's PhD Dissertation Proposal Defense

Analia Tebaldi's MA Thesis Defense   

Valéria M. Souza's PhD Dissertation Defense on May 3, 2013

Sónia Pires's MA Thesis Defense on May 8, 2013

Graduate Calendar May 2012-May 2013

What is Changing in the Portuguese Language? By Prof. Isabel Hub Faria



9th Annual Conference on Portuguese Language Education

Teresa Valdez's PhD Dissertation Proposal Defense   

Gregory Dillon's MA Thesis Defense

What do we talk about when we talk about fiction? By Jacinto Lucas Pires

Second UMD Portuguese and Lusophone Spring Film Series

The Character in Journalism Revisited. By Prof. Mário Mesquita

Peter Sufrin's MA Thesis Defense

Eufrida Silva's PhD Dissertation Defense