Portuguese Cultural Series

Portuguese Cultural Series events July 19 & July 23

Tuesday, July 16, 2002, 8:00 PM 
“The Portuguese Nun and Her Descendants” 
by Professor Anna Klobucka 
University Library, Browsing Area, Parking Lot 13 
Open to the public 

Anna Klobucka is Associate Professor of Portuguese at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She received an MA in Iberian Studies from the University of Warsaw, Poland, and a PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard. She is co-editor of After the Revolution: Twenty Years of Portuguese Literature 1974-1994 (Bucknell UP, 1997) and the author of The Portuguese Nun: Formation of a National Myth (Bucknell UP, 2000). She has also published on twentieth-century Portuguese and Brazilian women writers, the theory and practice of feminist criticism in the context of Luso-Brazilian literature and culture, and the construction of collective identities in national cultures of the European periphery. Her articles have appeared in the Luso-Brazilian Review, Colóquio/Letras, SubStance, Estudos Portugueses e Africanos, and symploke, among other journals. 

Friday, July 19, 2002, 8:00PM 
Group VI, Recital Hall (Room 153), Parking Lots 8&9 
General Audience $5, Students $3 

HourGlass, a Boston-based quintet, will perform medieval Gallego-Portuguese contigas, cantigas de Santa Maria and other pieces from the medieval period. The title of the performance is “Love in Vigo.” Vigo is a coastal town in Galicia, Spain just north of Portugal. Some of the most famous love songs of hte period in the Iberian Peninsula have Vigo as the backdrop. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2002, 8:00 PM 
“Vitorino Nemésio, Contador de Histórias” 
by Professor Francisco Fagundes 
University Library, Browsing Area, Parking Lot 13 
Open to the public 

Francisco Fagundes is professor of Portuguese at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is the author, co-editor, translator and co-translator of 15 books and the author of more than 50 articles. He is currently interested in immigrant literature and the representation of the child in poetry and fiction. Prof. Fagundes was recently awarded the Comenda de Grande Oficial da Ordem do Infante Dom Henrique by the President of Portugal, Jorge Sampaio.

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