EDUCATION

& ACHIEVEMENTS

EMPLOYMENT
HONORS & RECOGNITIONS, GRANTS
FORMAL EDUCATION

PROFESSOR

AT

UMASS AMHERST

 

1976-2018

Professor of Portuguese (since 1990); Associate Professor with tenure (since 1982), University of Massachusetts Amherst

 

1986

Visiting Professor, for two trimesters, University of California, Santa Barbara

 

1973-2000

Visiting Professor in summer sessions at California State University, Hayward; University of Southern California; University of the Azores; University of California, Santa Barbara; University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

 

1976           

PhD in Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles. Majors: Portuguese and Brazilian Literatures

Minors: Medieval Spanish Literature; 18th and 19th Centuries Spanish Literature; Romance Linguistics.

 

Dissertation: “A Lírica de Fernando Pessoa: Quatro Visões do Tempo.” Chairs: Claude L. Hulet, Eduardo Mayone Dias.

 

1973            

M.A. in Luso-Brazilian Studies, UCLA

 

1972           

B.A. (double) in Spanish and in Portuguese (summa cum laude), UCLA

 

1970           

A.A. Los Angeles Valley College, Van Nuys (magna cum laude)

 

High school: unavailable/never attended

 

Elementary school: Agualva, Terceira, Azores (4th grade)

2014           

Recipient of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts Joint Outstanding Teacher Award for 2014, University of Massachusetts Amherst

 

2013           

Medalha de Mérito Municipal/Valor Cultural, City of Praia da Vitória, Terceira, Azores

 

2013           

Insígnia Autonómica de Reconhecimento, Government of the Azores

 

2001           

Grau de Grande Oficial da Ordem do Infante Dom Henrique, awarded by the President of Portugal, Jorge Sampaio

 

1992-   

Academic and Foundational grants in the amount of approximately $350,000 for the organization of conferences and colloquia

MAJOR AWARD
2001

 

Awarded the Comenda de Grande Oficial da Ordem do Infante Dom Henrique by the President of Portugal, Jorge Sampaio, for services rendered to the Portuguese Culture.

RESEARCH INTERESTS, COURSES TAUGHT
  • The short story cycle/sequence/composite novel theory and praxis in Lusophone literatures (course in preparation)

  • Narrative Medicine (the illness narrative)

  • The Works of Jorge de Sena

  • The Works of Daniel de Sá

  • Works of Charles Reis Felix

  • The Interrelation of the Arts, particularly music and poetry & poetry and the visual and cinematic arts

  • Contemporary Portuguese poetry

  • The Short Story in the Lusophone World

 

  • Lusophone African literatures
  • Literature of the Portuguese Diaspora, especially that of the North American Diaspora (U.S. and Canada)
  • Lusophone Island Literatures
  • Creative Writing: Autobiography and Short Experience-based Fiction
  • The Representation of Orality in Literature
  • Modern Travel Literature
  • Storytelling, Identity and Literature
  • Theory and Practice of Translation (from Portuguese to English and from English to Portuguese); Self-translation
CHAIRED DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS AND MA THESES FOR THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS

PhD

Susana Antunes, “Itinerância(s) Poética(s): Jorge de Sena e Cecília Meireles,” PhD Dissertation, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2017.

 

Carlos Almeida, ”Cabo Verde: o doce e o amargo da água – da água e da chuva, do mar e da chuva – na literatura caboverdiana do período pós-colonial,“ PhD Dissertation, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2014.

 

António M.A. Igrejas, “Os Grão-Capitães como sequência de contos: paratextualidade,

imagética e os contornos de um género literário”. PhD Dissertation, University of 

Massachusetts, Amherst, 2012.

 

Tânia Martuscelli, ”A poesia portuguesa dos anos 30 aos anos 70: Mário-Henrique Leiria Inédito,“ PhD Dissertation, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2006.

 

Paula Gândara, ”Construindo Germano Almeida: A Consciência da (des)construção," PhD Dissertation, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2003.

 

Richard K. Washbourne, ”In after-dinner conversation: the diary of a decadent (a critical translation of José Asunción Silva’s De sobremesa),“ PhD Dissertation, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2002 (Co-Chairs Francisco Cota Fagundes and Nina Scott)

 

José Francisco Costa, ”A correspondência de Jorge de Sena: um outro espaço da escrita,“ PhD Disseration, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2002.

M.A.

James Hawkins, “Asignación de género  a los préstamos del inglés al portugués de los luso-americanos,” M.A. thesis, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1977.

 

Pedro Eler de Carvalho Eiras, ”Facetas da adaptação: teoria e prática em Os Flagelados do Vento Leste,“ M.A. Thesis, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2014.

 

Aaron Mark Holmes, ”Translating Silence: memory and forgetting in Andrea Maturana’s No decir,“ M.A. Thesis, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2012.

 

Diana M. Menasché, ”O oceano por onde passa o Navio Negreito,“ M.A. Thesis, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2012.