PAPERS &

LECTURES

Translating Azorean Coastal Whaling from English to Portuguese and Back to English... While Remaining Portuguese. The Nantucket Historical Association. August 28, 2019.

Mau Tempo no Canal – História e

Estórias Embutidas: a personagem Amaro de Mirateca. Invited paper presented at Mau Tempo no Canal: Comemoração da Primeira Edição. Horta, Biblioteca Pública e Arquivo Regional, December 2014.

 

 A patografia Um homem sorri à morte – com meia cara e a medicina narrativa. Invited paper presented at Décalages – Vie et oeuvre de José Rodrigues Miguéis. Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, November 2014.

 

Para Trás Anda a Lagosta: Reflexões sobre a autobiografia que Lawrence construiu. Invited paper presented at O Faial e a Periferia Açoriana nos séculos XV a XX. Auditório do Teatro Faialense, May 2014.

 

Jorge de Sena e o 25 de Abril. Invited paper presented at Portugal and the World: on the 40th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, April 2014.

 

Rereading an immigrant autobiography: Lawrence Oliver’s. Invited paper presented at Exploring the Portuguese Diaspora in Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Neither Here Nor There, Yet Both: International Conference on Luso-American Experience. University of Lisbon, Portugal, July 2013.

 

Immigrants in the Country of the Ill: A Reading from “Not born to be happy” (an illness narrative). Invited talk presented at Exploring the Portuguese Diaspora in InterDISCIPLINARY Perspectives. Anderson University, Indianapolis, July 2013.

 

Tradução e Diáspora: um depoimento de tradutor. Keynote address presented at Colóquio de Tradução e Cultura, Universidade dos Açores, March 2013.

 

Charles Reis Felix and the Composite Novel. Invited paper presented at Association of Teachers of Portuguese, Brown University, Summer 2011.

 

Portugueses Vistos por Portugueses: A Representação de Imigrantes Lusos na América na Moderna Literatura de Viagens Portuguesa. Invited paper presented at Narrating the Portuguese Diaspora: Identity and Culture Across Borders, University of Toronto, March 2010.

 

Percursos Migratórios Afectivos: Ser-se Açoriano na América e Como. Invited paper presented at  Conferência Internacional Reflexão Sobre Mundividências da Açorianidade, Universidade dos Açores,  Novembro 2009.

 

Ensino da cultura açoriana na América. Invited talk presented at Encontro de Escritas Dispersas-Convergências de Afectos. Organização da Direcção das Comunidades Açorianas, Governo Regional dos Açores, Universidade dos Açores, October 2009.

 

20th-Century Travel Narratives: Portuguese Writers’ Impressions of the US. Invited lecture presented at Rebecca D. Catz Memorial Lecture. UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, April 2009.

 

Jorge de Sena: Retratista e Auto-Retratista.  Invited paper presented at Symposium on Portuguese Traditions: Europe, America, Africa, UCLA, April 2009.

 

Aventuras, desventuras e venturas de um naverrador. Invited paper, being a revised version of the lecture below, presented at the international conference Narrating the Portuguese Diáspora, University of Lisbon, October 2008.

 

Portuguese-American Literature and the Capelinhos Generation. Invited paper presented at Brown University at the conference entitled Over the Atlantic River: Portugal, the Azores, and the United States, May 2008.

 

No atelier literário de Jorge de Sena: (auto)retratos do envelhecer e antecipação da

morte (subsídios para o seu estudo). Invited paper presented at Jorge de Sena Cá e Lá: Novas Perspectivas, 30 Anos Depois, International Colloquium on Jorge de Sena, Jorge de Sena Cá e Lá: Novas Perspectivas, 30 Anos Depois, University of Massachusetts Amherst, April 2008.

 

Dois livros e dois coordenadores: o projecto Nemésio e o projecto Hulet. Invited lecture presented on the occasion of the launching of Vitorino Nemésio and the Azores, a special issue of Portuguese Cultural Studies 11, edited by Francisco Cota Fagundes. Casa dos Açores, Lisbon, March 2008.

 

Aventuras, desventuras e venturas de um naverrador. Invited lecture based on Aventuras de um Nabogador, by Onésimo Almeida, presented at the Portuguese Consulate, Toronto, January 2008.

 

The Portuguese in the United States. Invited lecture presented at Brock University, January 2008.

 

Vitorino Nemésio na América. Invited lecture presented at the University of the Azores on the occasion of the launching of Vitorino Nemésio and the Azores, a special issue of Portuguese Cultural Studies 11, guest-edited by Francisco Cota Fagundes.

 

From Praia da Vitória and Back: Um Terceirense estuda Vitorino Nemésio. Invited lecture presented at the Câmara Municipal da Praia da Vitória on the occasion of the launching of Vitorino Nemésio and the Azores, a special issue of Portuguese Cultural Studies 11, guest-edited by Francisco Cota Fagundes, Fall 2007.

 

Jorge de Sena—Discípulo de Antonio Machado? Da heterogeneidade do ser e das figurações do outro na poesia de Jorge de Sena. Invited paper presented at Proyecto RELIPES. Universidad de Salamanca, January 2007.

 

Da Oralidade e da Escrita em Vitorino Nemésio. Invited paper presented at Congresso sobre Cultura Popular, Universidade dos Açores, May 2006.

 

As Três Subjectividades de Open Door de Laurinda Andrade. Invited paper presented at O Faial e a Periferia Açoriana, May 2006.

 

Through a Portagee Gate: Lives Parceled Out in Stories. Selected paper presented at CSU-Pueblo Latin American Literatures and Cultures Conference, February 2006.

 

A Representação da Oralidade em Mau Tempo no Canal: A estória embutida de Rosinha da Glória e suas implicações para uma (re)avaliação da ideologia do romance. Invited paper (I was one of two main speakers) presented at the Congresso Internacional Sobre a Geração da Presença, Universidade de Aveiro, Novembro 2005.

 

Migração e Exílio na Poesia de Pedro da Silveira. Invited paper presented at Summer Session Conference Series. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Summer 2005.

 

Narrativas Orais em Vitorino Nemésio. Invited paper presented at Congresso Internacional de Narrativa Oral. Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira, June 2005.

Ser-se Português na Diáspora. Invited paper presented at Jornadas Açorianas. Ponta Delgada,  Açores, January 2004.

 

Readings from Hard Knocks: An Azorean American Odyssey. Presented at the University of Massachsuetts Dartmouth, October 2003.

 

Oralidades em Vitorino Nemésio. Invited paper presented at Summer Session Conference Series, Umass Dartmouth, Summer 2003.

 

Do Amor na Poesia de Jorge de Sena: ‘A Morte de Isolda’ Revisitada. Invited paper presented at the Seminário Internacional Vitorino Nemésio, Jorge de Sena, Ruy Belo: Um quarto de século entre dois séculos 1978-2003, Fundação Casa de Mateus, Instituto Internacional Casa de Mateus. Mateus, June 2003.

 

Mau Tempo no Canal: A Boston Connection. Invited paper presented at Luso-American Conference, Framingham State, November 2002.

 

As Doenças em Mau Tempo no Canal. Invited paper presented at Congresso Internacional de Lusitanistas, Brown University, July 2002.

 

Autobiografias de Imigrantes Portugueses. Invited paper presented at Portuguese Immigration to the U.S. Boston Immigration Museum, March 2002.

 

A Peste e Outros ‘Macróbios’ em Mau Tempo no Canal. Invited paper presented at Filamentos da Herança Atlântica, March 2002.

 

Programas de Português nos Estados Unidos: o caso da Universidade de Massachusetts Amherst. Invited talk presented at Jornadas Açorianas, Lisboa, January 2002.

 

A Representação da Infância na Poesia de Jorge de Sena. Simpósio Internacional sobre José Régio e a Presença, Universidade de Aveiro, October 2001.

 

A Ficção como Autoterapia: “Regresso à Cúpula da Pena” à luz de Um Homem Sorri à Morte – com Meia Cara. Invited paper presented at Colóquio sobre José Rodrigues Miguéis, organizado pelo Departamento de Cultura da Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, October 2001.

 

Autobiografias de Emigrantes Portugueses. Invited lecture presented at the Annual Meeting of the Portuguese Continental Union, Framingham State, Fall 2001.

 

Fiction as Self-Therapy: J. Rodrigues Miguéis’s ‘Return to Cupola.’ Invited lecture presented at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Summer 2001.

 

Do Realismo Poético e do Realismo Épico: Subsídios para uma Leitura de Mar e Tudo, de José Francisco Costa. Invited paper presented at Colloquium on Portuguese-American Literature: The First One-Hundred Years. Yale University, April 2001.

 

Writing an Autobiography: An Act of Egotism and Humility. Invited lecture presented on the occasion of the launching of Hard Knocks: An Azorean-American Odyssey (memoir) at the Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, May 2000.

 

Some Remarks on Current Theories of Immigrant vs. Ethnic Autobiography. Invited paper presented at Simpósio Filamentos da Herança Atlântica, Tulare, California, April 2000.

 

The Portuguese Immigrant Experience in Autobiography: Diversity and Unity. Invited paper presented at the conference Unmasking Ethnic New England, NEASA INK, University of Southern Maine, April 2000.

 

Os Luso-Americanos em Mau Tempo no Canal. Invited lecture presented at the Salão Nobre, Câmara Municipal da Cidade da Praia da Vitória, Terceira, Açores on the occasion of the official launching in the Azores of Stormy Isles: an Azorean Tale, November 1999.

 

Translating Whaling: Stormy Isles: An Azorean Tale. Invited lecture presented at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, November 1999.

 

Education as Survival: An Azorean Story. Invited lecture presented at Portuguese Athletic Club, San Jose, California, June 1999.

 

Presentation of Stormy Isles: An Azorean Tale, with lectures on the theory of translation that guided my translation of the novel:

Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, May 2000

Filamentos da Herança Atlântica, Tulare, California, April 1999

-      Câmara Municipal da Cidade da Praia da Vitória, Terceira, Açores, 1999

-      Casa dos Açores, Lisbon, May 1999

-      Casa dos Açores Norte, Porto, May 1999

 

A Açorianidade e a Tradução de Mau Tempo no Canal. Invited lecture presented at Portuguese Summer Concert and Lecture Series, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, July 1999.

 

Uma Certa Maneira de Estar na Vida: Eduardo Mayone Dias, Cronista da Diáspora e Outras Margens. Invited paper presented at Simpósio Filamentos da Herança Atlântica. Tulare, California, April 1999.

 

Ser-se Emigrante e Exilado e Como: ‘Em Creta, com o Minotauro’, Súmula Poética do Drama da Emigração e Exílio na Poesia de Jorge de Sena. Invited paper presented at Colóquio sobre Jorge de Sena, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa. October 1998.

 

O Retorno do Exilado: Subsídios para o Estudo dum Drama Humano na Poesia de Jorge de Sena. Invited paper presented at Colóquio Rotas Entrecruzadas: Jorge de Sena e outros escritores portugueses num Brasil recente. Organizado pela UFRJ e realizado no Real Gabinete Português de Leitura do Rio de Janeiro, August 1998.

 

Estar-se na diáspora e como: Rio Atlântico como ponto / ponte de chegada da crónica onesimiana. Invited lecture presented at the Library of Casa da Saudade, New Bedford, Massachusetts, April 1998.

 

A Visão da Outra Margem: A Emigração em A Ilha e o Mundo de Pedro da Silveira. Invited paper presented at VIII Simpósio Literário, Tulare, California, Spring 1998.

 

Traduzindo Mau Tempo no Canal para o Inglês: Stormy Isles: An Azorean Tale. Invited paper presented at Congresso Internacional de Estudos Nemesianos, Universidade dos Açores, February 1998.

 

Translation as Interpretation: Co-translating Two Poems of Jorge de Sena. Invited lecture presented at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, December 1997.

 

O Drama da Emigração e do Exílio na Poesia de Jorge de Sena. Invited lecture presented at Summer Cultural Series, University of Masssachusetts Dartmouth, July 1997.

 

Um Faialense na Corrida ao Ouro na Califórnia em 1849: À Volta da Vida e Autobiografia de Charles Peters. Invited paper presented at O Faial e a Periferia Açoriana nos Sécs. XV a XX,  May 1997.

 

Ser-se Emigrante e Exilado e Como: Um Problemático Drama Seniano em Versos. Invited paper presented at Vozes Portuguesas no Mundo – VII Simpósio Literário, Tulare, California, May 1997.

 

A Autobiografia do Pioneiro Português Charles Peters. Invited lecture presented at Portuguese Continental Union Annual Meeting. Newark (Rutgers University), November 1995.

 

Mau Tempo no Canal: o 29.° Capítulo. Invited lecture presented at Portuguese Continental Union Annual Meeting. University of Massachusetts Lowell, Spring 1993.

Miguel Torga’s Novos Contos da Montanha as Short Story Cycle. Paper presented at International Colloquium on Miguel Torga, University of Massachusetts Amherst, October 1992.

 

Jorge de Sena: Poet of Experience.  Invited lecture presented at Portuguese Continental Union Annual Meeting, Hartford, November 1991.

 

Jorge de Sena as Short Story Writer. Invited lecture presented at University of Massachusetts  Dartmouth, April 1991.

 

Love on the Isle of Fascists: Jorge de Sena’s ‘A Grã-Canária. Invited lecture presented at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, April 1991.

 

Eros in Ecstasy: ‘O Grande Segredo.' Invited paper presented at Symposium on Portuguese Traditions, University of California, Los Angeles, April 1990.

 

Fictive Biography as Self-Expression: ‘Mar de Pedras.' Invited lecture presented at the Center for Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, Brown University, September 1989.

 

From Love’s Revenge to Love’s Reward: ‘Kama e o Génio.’ Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Fordham University, New York, Fall 1988.

 

Fernando Pessoa, Antithesis of Jorge de Sena. Invited lecture presented at Dia de Portugal, New Bedford Public Library, June 1988.

 

Fernando Pessoa, Antípoda de Jorge de Sena. Invited lecture presented at Symposium on Fernando Pessoa, California State University, San Jose, June 1988.

 

The Encounter with the Other: ‘História do Peixe-Pato.' Invited paper presented at Symposium on Jorge de Sena, University of California at Santa Barbara, May 1988.

 

Building a Literary Bridge to Adulthood: ‘Homage to the Green Parrot’ and Genesis. Paper presented at Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, April 1987.

 

Jorge de Sena’s ‘Artificial Paradises.' Paper presented at American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Fall 1986.

 

From Tones to Poetry: Jorge de Sena’s Way with Music. Invited paper presented at Conference on Language and Its Creativity, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Winter 1985.

 

From Music to Poetry: Jorge de Sena’s ‘Ouvindo o Sócrates de Satie.' Paper presented at Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Spring 1985.

 

Jorge de Sena’s ‘Antuérpia': From Plantin’s Antwerp to Salazar’s Portugal. Paper presented at American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Yale University, Fall 1984.

 

A Poet’s Way with Music: Jorge de Sena’s ‘Water Music, de Handel.' Invited paper presented at Department of Spanish and Portuguese Lecture Series, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Spring 1984.

 

Jorge de Sena’s ‘A Morte de Isolda.' Paper presented at Northeastern Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, 1984. This paper was also presented at the Mini-Colloquium, Summer Institute in Portuguese, University of California, Santa Barbara, Summer 1983.

 

Jorge de Sena: A Philosophical Portrait of an engagé Poet. Paper presented at Northeastern Modern Language Association, New York, 1982.

 

Camões e o emigrante português. Invited lecture presented at Southeastern Massachusetts University, June 1981.

 

Portuguese Studies in the U.S.: A Historical Perspective. Paper presented at ACTFL, Boston, November 1980.

 

History and Poetry as Metamorfoses. Paper presented at American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, San Juan, Puerto Rico, August 1980.

 

The Prestige Standard and its Implications for the Teaching of Portuguese as a Second Language and in Bilingual Programs. Invited paper presented at Symposium on Spanish and Portuguese Bilingualism, University of Massachusetts Amherst, November 1979.

 

A ‘visión esperpéntica’ na elaboração estética de O Barão. Paper presented at Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference, Charleston, West Virginia, October 1979.

 

Branquinho da Fonseca’s O Barão as a Dream. Paper presented at American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Toronto, Summer 1979.

 

The Summer Program in Portugal: Pros, Cons and Alternatives. Paper presented at Conference on American Academic Programs Abroad, Madrid, Summer 1979.

 

The tradition of desafio: from the Azores to the U.S. Invited paper presented at Symposium on Portuguese Folklore, Brown University, Spring 1979.

 

“The Chivalric Tradition in Branquinho da Fonseca’s O Barão. Paper presented at Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, April 1979.

 

Caeiro versus Teixeira de Pascoaes: a origem paródica de um sério ‘esquema' poético. Paper presented at Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference, Berea, Kentucky, October 1978.

 

Linguistic Aspects of Portuguese-American Speech. Invited paper presented at Third National Portuguese Conference, Providence, May 1978.

 

Fernando Pessoa: quatro fontes de inspiração, quatro conceitos de poesia. Paper presented at Northeastern Modern Language Association, Albany, March 1978.

 

The Vitality of Azorean Folklore: the Cantoria in California. Invited paper presented at Portuguese Spring Festival, Bristol Community College, March 1977. This paper was also presented at Southeastern Massachusetts University, January 1978.

 

Anglicisms and their relationship to bilingual education. Invited paper presented at Symposium on Spanish and Portuguese Bilingualism, University of Massachusetts Amherst, November 1977.

 

Significado e estrutura do ‘esquema’ temporal de Caeiro.  Paper presented at Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference, Johnson City, October 1977.

 

Camões, a dor do exílio e o emigrante português. Invited lecture presented at Dia de Camões, Grémio Lusitano, Ludlow, June 1977.

 

O artista com um malho: uma leitura de O Físico Prodigioso. Invited paper presented at Colloquium on Jorge de Sena, University of California, Santa Barbara, May 1977.