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Announcing the Publication of PLCS 38-39: O Ensino das Literaturas em Português

We are pleased to announce that Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies (PLCS) 38-39, “O Ensino das Literaturas em Português,” is now available! You can find this issue as well as all back issues available for free on the journal’s website.

Cover image of PLCS 38-39

PLCS 38/39 Não há pensamento sobre o ensino da literatura sem a pergunta recorrente e provocatória: “Para que serve, afinal, a literatura?”. O presente volume pretende refletir sobre o ensino das literaturas em português, considerando os eventuais dilemas éticos e políticos subjacentes à prática pedagógica dos professores. Os artigos e recensões aqui reunidos procuram dar espaço à indagação sobre as aulas de literatura nos diversos níveis de ensino e em diferentes geografias, quer sejam de língua oficial portuguesa ou outras. Contamos ainda com uma antologia de textos literários dedicados à experiência, ao mesmo tempo comum e extraordinária, de se aprender e de se ensinar literatura.

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

Announcing the Publication of PLCS 36-37: Heritages of Portuguese Influence: Histories, Spaces, Texts, and Objects

We are pleased to announce that Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies (PLCS) 36-37, “Heritages of Portuguese Influence: Histories, Spaces, Texts, and Objects,” is now available! You can find this issue as well as all back issues available for free on the journal’s website.

Cover of PLCS 36/37. Includes names of guest editors: Miguel Badeira Jeronimo, Anna M. Klobucka, and Walter Rossa.

Situated in the interdisciplinary field of Critical Heritage Studies, this special issue gathers articles originating in diverse areas of scholarship (and in many cases fostering productive cross-fertilizations among them) that deal with the multifaceted postcolonial and globalized heritages of the Portuguese empire and Lusophone diasporas. The contributors discuss “heritage” and “influence” critically, as cultural and political arguments and practices, and as historical manifestations entailing diverse perspectives, motivations, and consequences, formed in colonial and postcolonial situations, imagining the past, the present, and the future.

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

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.

Announcing the Publication of PLCS 33: Ocean Crossings

We are pleased to announce that Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies (PLCS) 33, “Ocean Crossings,” is now available! You can find this issue as well as all back issues available for free on the journal’s website.

The theme of the seas has long been a central topic in scholarship on the Lusophone world, but more recent research has invested ocean crossings with new relevance and urgency. Instead of focusing on the stereotypical ocean crossings of the Portuguese maritime expansion, this special issue brings together a diversity of approaches focused on the “less obvious” sea mobilities within the Lusophone world, those associated with labor, brutality, precariousness, and indentured migration. Included in this volume are discussions of racialization, migration, colonialism, and labor.

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

Announcing the New Issue of PLCS: Luso-American Literatures and Cultures Today

We are pleased to announce that Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies (PLCS) 32, “Luso-American Literatures and Cultures Today,” is now available.  You can find this issue as well as all back issues available for free on the journal’s website!

This issue is dedicated primarily to Luso-American literatures and cultures from across the US, Canada, and the Caribbean, incorporating perspectives from both within and beyond the current set of canonical reference points. Articles on the cultures of southeastern New England are joined by others that focus on Montreal, Barbados, and Curaçao. This issue also features literary contributions from urban centers such as Toronto, San Francisco and Vancouver, as well as authors whose work can be said to be in transit between North America and disparate points in the Lusophone Atlantic (continental Portugal, the Azores, Cabo Verde).

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