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Vasconcelos to Deliver Portuguese Plenary at 2019 AATSP Conference

Wednesday, October 10, 2018  

We are pleased to announce Ricardo Vasconcelos, San Diego State University, as our Portuguese Plenary speaker. This special session celebrates the 75th anniversary of Portuguese joining the AATSP. Vasconcelos will deliver “On the borders and bridges of Portuguese programs — including with Spanish” in Portuguese, Spanish and English.

On the borders and bridges of Portuguese programs — including with Spanish

 
Ricardo Vasconcelos, San Diego State University

The development of Portuguese language and Luso-Afro-Brazilian studies programs often presents what are perceived as borders too difficult to cross, frequently associated with zero-sum perspectives. This presentation is a rough guide on turning those barriers into bridges, by discussing methodological, programmatic, or even territorial dichotomies such as language vs. literature/culture; stereotyping vs. critical analysis; single-nation approach vs. multi-nation approach. Furthermore, it will focus on ways to enhance the Portuguese/Spanish links in our programs.

*Presentation delivered in English, Portuguese and Spanish

Ricardo Vasconcelos is an Associate Professor of Portuguese Language and Luso-Brazilian Studies at San Diego State University, where he directs the Minor in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies. He holds a Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures/Luso-Brazilian Studies, with an Emphasis in Applied Linguistics, from the University of California — Santa Barbara (2010), and an M.A. and a B.A. from the Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto (Portugal). He has been a language teacher for the last twenty years, always seeking to empower students in their efforts to reinvent themselves through language so as to build their global identities and cause global impacts.


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