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CONTEMPORARY LUSOPHONE AFRICAN LITERATURES AND CULTURES:
A COLLOQUIUM ON CAPE VERDE AND MOZAMBIQUE

Program

1:30 PM Welcome

Georgette Dorn, Chief of the Hispanic Division
Beverly Gray, Chief of the African and Middle Eastern Division
His Excellency Jorge Tolentino, Minister of Culture, Cape Verde
Jean MacCormack, Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
The Honorable Rui Machete, President, Luso-American Foundation
Barry Qualls, Dean of Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Sciences,
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Frank Sousa, Director, Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
2:00 PM Keynote Address
His Excellency Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former president of Brazil Distinguished Visiting Scholar
The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress
2:20 PM Panel 1: Cape Verdean Literature
Moderator: His Excellency José Brito, Ambassador of the Republic of Cape Verde

"Presentation of Portuguese Literary & Culture 8: Cape Verde: Language,
Literature and Music"
Ana Mafalda Leite, University of Lisbon

"Contemporary Cape Verdean Literature"
Phyllis Peres, University Maryland, College Park, MD

"Reflections on the Writing of Fiction in Cape Verde "
The Honorable Manuel Veiga, author, and Member of Parliament, Cape
Verde

3:30 PM Break

3:40 PM Panel 2: Mozambican Literature

Moderator: Armando Panguene, Ambassador of the Republic of Mozambique

"Presentation of Portuguese Literary & Culture 10: Reevaluating Mozambique"
Phillip Rothwell, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

"Contemporary Mozambican literature and Lilia Momplé"
Russell Hamilton, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

"Reflections on Writing, Mozambique, and Women"
Lilia Momplé, author

4:30 PM Closing Remarks

Victor J. Mendes, Editor, Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies
Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

5:30 PM Reception
The Embassy of the Republic of Cape Verde
3415 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007


Please Call 202-707-2003 to RSVP for the Colloquium

All panels are in Room 119, Thomas Jefferson Building, First and Independence Ave., SE

Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies is a multilingual peer-reviewed journal published twice yearly by the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Founded in 1996, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture is a multi-disciplinary international and outreach center dedicated to the study of the literatures of the Portuguese-speaking world, which includes more than 200 million people in eight countries on four continents.

Organized by the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Sponsored by The Luso-American Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal; Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.; and The Embassy of the Republic of Cape Verde

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (voice/TTY) or email ADA@loc.gov

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