Monthly Archives: July 2022

Announcing the Publication of PLCS 34-35: The Open Veins of the Postcolonial: Afrodescendants and Racisms

We are pleased to announce that Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies (PLCS) 34-35, “The Open Veins of the Postcolonial: Afrodescendants and Racisms,” is now available! You can find this issue as well as all back issues available for free on the journal’s website.

Making an obvious reference to Eduardo Galeano’s Open Veins of Latin America, this volume proves that the veins of the postcolonial remain open, having prolonged and reproduced themselves over the course of decades. “The Open Veins of the Postcolonial” traces the emergence of epistemological categories and offers thematic analyses of racial and ethnic differences, as well as those arising from sociability, representations, and sociopolitical and cultural dynamics. This volume likewise unmasks the naturalizing discourse of the ideology of subalternity and institutionalized discrimination through various “beliefs” and tacit practices; discusses how to articulate the place of belonging with ethno-racial identity in the twenty-first century; and contributes to the broad discussion initiated by the United Nations’ declaration of the International Decade for People of African Descent, 2015-2024 (Resolution 68/237).

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Cultures’s Tagus Press publishes its electronic version of PLCS on the library’s journal hosting platform.

Position Opening: Electronic Resources Librarian

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is seeking applicants for its Electronic Resources Librarian position.

The Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for managing the life cycle of electronic resources, including license negotiation; acquisition; renewals; activation; discovery and access support; maintenance; and evaluation. The librarian in this role is part of the Library Technical Services team and ensures continued access to and support for robust, distinctive, and innovative collecting in support of academic initiatives and university programs. The Electronic Resources Librarian effectively engages with colleagues across the Library, the University and externally with consortia and vendors.

The Claire T. Carney Library is the centerpiece of the concentric campus plan of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. UMass Dartmouth is the only research university located on the beautiful South Coast of Massachusetts. Its library plays a fundamental role in enhancing the learning experience of students by providing services and space for research, study, and social activities.

The historic town of Dartmouth along New England’s Farm Coast is one of the largest towns by land area on the banks of the Buzzards Bay. New England has historic architecture, small towns, large cities, bustling metropolitan areas, and great seafood. The cities of Providence, Boston, and New York are within driving distance.

How to apply:

For more information about this position, including minimum starting salary; qualifications; and information about how to apply, please navigate to our website at UMass Dartmouth Careers.

All interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for at least three professional references.