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APSA's Seventh International Conference:
"Trans-Atlantic Exchanges"

October 7-9, 2010 - Brown University

The Seventh International Conference of the AMERICAN PORTUGUESE STUDIES ASSOCIATION (APSA) will take place at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, October 7-9, 2010. Panels will focus on the diversity of Luso-African, Brazilian and Portuguese Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics with special emphasis on:

  • Global diversity of the Portuguese-Speaking world
  • Portuguese and Lusophone African Cinema
  • Internationalization of literatures in the Portuguese language
  • The centenary of the Portuguese Republic
  • Race relations
  • Intellectual history
  • Patrícia Galvão (Pagu: 1910-1962) and the proletarian novel

The keynote speakers will be Silviano Santiago (Brazil) and Maria Alzira Seixo (Portugal). A special session with Luso-American writers Frank Gaspar and Anthony De Sá will take place on the last day of the conference.

Online registration will be open on July 15, 2010 at
Early bird registration (before September 6, 2010) is $100 for faculty members (plus the $65 required APSA membership fee) and $40 for graduate students who are not presenting papers (plus the $30 membership fee). Early bird registration for graduate students who are presenting papers is free though the required $30 membership must be paid. Registration fees will increase substantially after Sept. 6, 2010.

Special Notice To Graduate Student Participants

Through the gracious support of FLAD, graduate students who are currently enrolled at a university in the United States and who present papers at the conference are eligible for financial subsidies. The amount of the award will depend on the number of graduate students who apply, as the funds will be divided equally among the recipients. Students must present original receipts and proof of enrollment, and fill out the reimbursement form that will be availabe at registration and also on-line (on the APSA website) prior to the conference. The deadline to apply is October 9. Checks will be mailed following the conference. For all questions, please contact Estela Vieira