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Lusophone Voices

 POETRY Cattle of the Lord By   Rosa Alice Branco In these poems, presented in both Portuguese and English, readers find themselves in a darkly comic, sensual, and contradictory world. The author’s unorthodox—even blasphemous—religious sensibility yields something ultimately hopeful: a belief that the physical, the quotidian, and the animalistic are holy, too.

Readings & Conversations with Rosa Alice Branco and Alexis Levitin

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 12:30 p.m.
Allen House, 2 Solomont Way, UMass Lowell South Campus, Lowell, MA

Parking is available in the Wilder Lot, across from 61 Wilder Street, Lowell , MA.

Free and open to the public!

reception & book-signing to follow.

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Rosa Alice Branco is a poet, essayist, and translator with a Ph.D. in Philosophy. She has published eleven volumes of poetry, including Cattle of the Lord, which won the prestigious 2009 Espiral Maior de Poesia Award and The World Does Not End in the Cold of Your Bones (she tells herself) (Quasi Edicões, 2010). Her most recent book is Live Concert (& etc, 2012). Her two volumes of essays are What Prevents the World from Becoming a Picture and Visual Perception in Berkeley. Volumes of her poetry have appeared in Spain, Italy. France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Corsica, Tunisia, Brazil, Venezuela, and Francophone Canada. Her work has been anthologized in numerous countries, including Russia, Latvia, Hungary, Macedonia, Germany, and The United States.  Her work has appeared in this country in over forty literary magazines, including Absinthe, Atlanta Review, The Massachusetts Review, Mid-American Review, New England Review, Pleiades, Prairie Schooner, Words Without Borders.

Rosa Alice Branco

Rosa Alice Branco is a poet, essayist, and translator with a Ph.D. in Philosophy. She has published eleven volumes of poetry, including Cattle of the Lord, which won the prestigious 2009 Espiral Maior de Poesia Award and The World Does Not End in the Cold of Your Bones (she tells herself) (Quasi Edicões, 2010). Her most recent book is Live Concert (& etc, 2012). Her two volumes of essays are What Prevents the World from Becoming a Picture and Visual Perception in Berkeley. Volumes of her poetry have appeared in Spain, Italy. France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Corsica, Tunisia, Brazil, Venezuela, and Francophone Canada. Her work has been anthologized in numerous countries, including Russia, Latvia, Hungary, Macedonia, Germany, and The United States. Her work has appeared in this country in over forty literary magazines, including Absinthe, Atlanta Review, The Massachusetts Review, Mid-American Review, New England Review, Pleiades, Prairie Schooner, Words Without Borders.

Lusophone Voices: Readings E Conversations with Rosa Alice Branco and Alexis Levitin. Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 12:30 p.m.  Allen House, 2 Solomont Way, UMass Lowell South Campus, Lowell, MA  FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC RECEPTION & BOOK-SIGNING TO FOLLOW.

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Alexis Levitin

Alexis Levitin translates works from Portugal, Brazil, and Ecuador. His forty books of translation include Clarice Lispector's Soulstorm and Eugenio de Andrade's Forbidden Words, both from New Directions. In 2010, he edited Brazil: A Traveler’s Literary Companion (Whereabouts Press). More recent books include Blood of the Sun by Brazil’s Salgado Maranhão (Milkweed Editions, 2012), The Art of Patience by Portugal’s Eugenio de Andrade (Red Dragonfly Press, 2013), Tobacco Dogs by Ecuador’s Ana Minga (The Bitter Oleander Press, 2013), 28 Portuguese Poets, with Richard Zenith (Dedalus Press, Dublin, 2015), Destruction in the Afternoon by Ecuador’s Santiago Vizcaino (Dialogos Books, 2015), Exemplary Tales by Portugal’s leading woman writer, Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen (Tagus Press, September, 2015), and Tiger Fur by Brazil’s Salgado Maranhão (White Pine Press, September, 2015).

Portugal, Europe and Democracy

By Professor Nuno Severiano Teixeira, NOVA UNIVERSITY LISBON

NEW DATE: Friday, April 27, 2018 at Noon
Allen House, 2 Solomont Way, UMass Lowell South Campus, Lowell, MA

Parking is available in the Wilder Lot, across from 61 Wilder Street, Lowell , MA.

Free and open to the public!

Abstract

In over four decades of Portuguese democracy, European integration has always been a central point. Europeanization was a factor in the consolidation of democracy in Portugal, while democratization helped legitimize Portuguese integration into Europe after centuries at the far end of the Iberian Peninsula and a more Atlantic vocation. Nonetheless, the assumptions about the symbiotic relationship between democracy, Portugal and Europe were challenged and continue to be put into question by the recent Euro crisis. This lecture examines the historical path of Portuguese European integration and the impact of recent crises on the Portugal-Europe relationship, while arguing that there is no reasonable alternative to a profoundly European Portugal.

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Nuno Severiano Teixeira is professor of Political Studies and director of the Portuguese Institute of International Relations at NOVA University Lisbon. Currently he is Luso-American Foundation Visiting Professor in the Department of Government at Georgetown University. He has also been Visiting Scholar at the Institute for European Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute, Florence. He has authored, edited and co-edited over fifteen books on the history of international relations and the history of European integration, security and defense studies, and military history, including A New Military History of Portugal comprised of five volumes. He served in the Portuguese Government as Director of the National Defense Institute (1996-2000), Minister of Interior (2000-2002), and Minister of Defense (2006-2009).

Nuno Severiano Teixeira

Nuno Severiano Teixeira is professor of Political Studies and director of the Portuguese Institute of International Relations at NOVA University Lisbon. Currently he is Luso-American Foundation Visiting Professor in the Department of Government at Georgetown University. He has also been Visiting Scholar at the Institute for European Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute, Florence. He has authored, edited and co-edited over fifteen books on the history of international relations and the history of European integration, security and defense studies, and military history, including A New Military History of Portugal comprised of five volumes. He served in the Portuguese Government as Director of the National Defense Institute (1996-2000), Minister of Interior (2000-2002), and Minister of Defense (2006-2009).