“Perceptions of Lusophony: identities, conceptions and stereotypes”
(registration and breakfast start at 9:30am)
Ryan Lounge, McCormack Hall, 3rd floor
100 Morrisey Blvd, Boston, MA
This conference aims to highlight key debates from the concepts of Lusophony and what it means to the Portuguese-speaking world. Lusophony is prone to create interrelated and ambiguous interpretations. “Firstly, Lusophony is a geolinguistic space, that is, a number of highly dispersed regions, countries, and societies whose official and/or maternal language is Portuguese. Secondly, Luso-phony is a sentiment, a memory of a common past, a partition of common culture and history. Thirdly, it is a set of political and cultural institutions attempting to develop the Portuguese language and culture in Portuguese-speaking spaces.” (Léonard, 1999, p. 438)
We will be celebrating cultures, identities, and diversity in the Portuguese-speaking world by tracing the roots of the Lusophone concept and discourse.
Writers, academic researchers, scholars, teachers, students, community, and everyone who is interested in ideas and thoughts will create a memorable debate on the challenges of the Lusophone world.
This conference is also presenting the launch of the book "Ary dos Santos: A Voz da Resistência à Ditadura Salazarista”, by Cecília Amaral Figueiredo, following a workshop on “Teaching Portuguese through music and poetry”.
Fernando Beleza, a PH.D. candidate at UMass Dartmouth, will present the topic “Luso-Afro-Brazilian Cinema in the classroom: In Theory and Practice”.
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Léonard, Yves. (1999). "As Ligações a África e ao Brasil." In Francisco Bethencourt & Kirty Chaudhuri, História da Expansão Portuguesa, Vol. 5, Navarra, Círculo de Leitores.
Bio David Hopffer Almada (Cabo Verde)
Graduated in Law from University of Coimbra (Portugal) in 1973...
Bio Valter Hugo Mãe
Valter hugo mãe was born in angola, during the portuguese administration, in 1971...
Poet Francisco Alvim (b. Araxá, Brazil, 1938-) also known as Chico Alvim
Bio Onésimo Almeida
Onésimo Teotónio Almeida was born in S. Miguel, Azores, in 1946. He graduated from the Portuguese Catholic University, Lisbon, in 1972. He received his MA (1977) and...
Bio Cecilia Amaral Figueiredo
Cecilia Amaral Figueiredo holds a Master's in Portuguese studies completed at
Bio Fernando Beleza
Fernando Beleza holds a BA in Modern Languages and Literatures...
Bio Irene Amaral
Irene de Amaral holds a PhD. in Luso-Afro-Brazilian...
Clara de Andrade
Clara de Andrade Alvim majored in Letters at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).
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