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Crossing Boundaries: Europe Encounters New Worlds

An International Conference in Celebration of the Quincentenary of Cabral’s Voyage to Brazil

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University of Coimbra, Portugal, May 26-29, 1999

 


P R O G R A M


Sponsored by:

Mediterranean Studies Association

Luso-American Development Foundation

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

University of Coimbra

  • Instituto de História da Expansão Ultramarina
  • Biblioteca Geral

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

  • Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture

Arizona State University

  • Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Wednesday, May 26, 1999

Joanina Library


6:00 Opening Session

Benjamin F. Taggie, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, MSA Executive Secretary

Richard W. Clement, University of Kansas, MSA Executive Director

George Winius, Leiden University, MSA President, 1998 - 1999

Fernando Manuel da Silva Rebelo, Magnífico Reitor da Universidade de Coimbra

Francisco de Oliveira, Presidente do Conselho Directivo da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Coimbra

Luis dos Santos Ferro, Luso-American Development Foundation

João Pedro Garcia, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Robert E. Bjork, Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Arizona State University

Anibal Pinto de Castro, Universidade de Coimbra

Frank F. Sousa, Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, Universiy of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Manoel Marcos Freire d’Aguiar, Federal University of Bahia, MSA President, 1999 – 2000

Plenary Lecture

João Marinho dos Santos, Instituto de História da Expansão Ultramarina, University of Coimbra, "A integração do Brasil no Império Colonial Português"


8:00 Reception

Cocktail reception in the Senado room hosted by Fernando Manuel da Silva Rebelo, Magnífico Reitor da Universidade de Coimbra.

 


Thursday, May 27, 1999

College of Letters

9:00 - 11:00

1A. Books Follow the Conqueror: Interpretation and Adaptation of the Classical Theater in the Portuguese and Spanish Colonies

Chair: Giulio Massano, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
1. Giulio Massano, "Sór Juana’s Original Interpretation of Calderón’s ‘Autos’"
2. Heli Hernández, University of Massachusetts Lowell, "Ruiz de Alarcon: A Mexican Playwriter within the Classical Tradition"
3. Aníbal Pinto de Castro, University of Coimbra, "Viajar com os escritores portugueses do Renascimento e do Maneirismo"

1B. Medieval History I

Chair: JoAnn McNamara, Hunter College
1. James F. Powers, College of the Holy Cross, "Frontiers, Honor and Dueling in Medieval Spain and the New American Nation"
2. Pedro de Brito, University of Porto, "The Expansion of the Mendicant Orders and the Suffrages for the Dead"
3. Eleanor A. Congdon, Plymouth State College, "Trade Through Ibiza in 1398-1405"
4. Francis A. Dutra, University of California, Santa Barbara, "A Momentous Century: The Transformation of the Portuguese Order of Santiago, 1470-1578"

1C. A vida colonial brasileira

Chair: Susan O. Shapiro, Xavier University
1. M. de Lourdes Soares M. Ramalho, Elos Internacional da Comunidade Lusíada, Brasil, "A festa de Nossa Senhora do Rosário na região das Minas Gerais— os escravos se tornavam reis"
2. José Jobson de Andrade Arruda, Universidade de São Paulo, "Os padrões da colonização portuguesa no Brasil"
3. Afonso Carlos Marques dos Santos, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, "O significado da viagem e da instalação da corôa portuguesa no Novo Mundo em 1808, e seus esforços para redescobrir o Brasil"
4. Arno Alvarez Kern, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, "Descoberta e colonização do Brasil: uma síntese sócio-cultural iberoindígena"


11:30 - 1:30

2A. On the Boundaries of Image and Text

Chair: Memory Holloway, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
1. Liana De Girolami Cheney, University of Massachusetts Lowell, "Josefa de Ayala’s Religious Paintings"
2. Memory Holloway, "Colonizing the Other: The First Mass in Brazil and Its Representation in Portuguese Painting"
3. Tina Waldeier Bizzarro, Rosemont College, "Place and Spiritual Journey: Portugal’s Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte at Braga"

2B. The Testimony of European Encounters: Interpreting the Evidence

Chair: Barbara De Marco, University of California, Berkeley
1. Maureen Ahern, Ohio State University, "Habits and Miters: Ritual Appropriation as Indigenous Resistance on Missionary Frontiers in New Spain"
2. Daniel T. Reff, Ohio State University, "Others as Artifacts: The Portuguese Jesuit ‘Tour’ of Japanese Samurai"
3. Barbara De Marco, "Miraculous Images of the Virgin: Testimony from Nueva España"

2C. Considerações sobre o colonialismo brasileiro

Chair: Frank Sousa, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
1. Ruth Chitto Gauer, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, "O cosmopolitanismo português e as suas elaborações no encontro com a diferença americana"
2. Manuel Correia Oliveira Andrade, Fundação Joaquim Nabuco, "Os descobridores e a utopia do mundo tropical"
3. M. Lúcia Bastos Kern, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, "Antropofagia: o mito fundador da identidade brasileira e o projeto de modernidade para o país"
4. Telma de Conceição Correia Martinho, "Entre as brumas de memória: a imagem do héroi— presente e passado na reformação da memória de Pedro Álvares Cabral"


1:30 - 3:00 Lunch (on your own)


3:00 - 5:00

3A. Literature and Culture I

Chair: Cleveland Johnson, Spelman College
1. Rafael M. Mérida-Jiménez, Rice University, "Spanish Chivalric Novels and the 'New World': Cultural Imprints and Printed Culture"
2. Elizabeth R. Wright, University of Georgia, "Through a Glass Darkly: English Pirates, Spanish Self-Regard, and the Epics of a Troubled Empire"
3. Kenneth A. Stackhouse, Virginia Commonwealth University, "Theater as Diplomacy: Three Portuguese Plays by Lope de Vega"
4. Dana Stevens, University of California, Berkeley, "All the Names of History"

3B. Modern Spain

Chair: Steven G. Snow, Wagner College
1. Steven G. Snow, "Voices of Hostile Capital: The Financial Press, ‘Social Disorder,’ and Business Confidence during the Spanish Second Republic"
2. Geoffrey Jensen, University of Southern Mississippi, "Colonial Ambitions and ‘Moral Conquest’: Spanish Education of Muslim Children in Early Twentieth-Century North Africa"
3. Michael Maguire, Ohio University, "The Non-Intervention Committee: The Stillborn Child of the European Balance of Power and Radical Ideologies During the Spanish Civil War"

3C. Medieval History II

Chair: Benjamin F. Taggie, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
1. Bernard F. Reilly, Villanova University, "Alfonso VII of León-Castilla, the House of Trastámara, and the Emergence of the Kingdom of Portugal"
2. James D. Ryan, City University of New York, Bronx Community College, "Confronting New Worlds to Make Them Christian: Portuguese Exaltation of Evangelization and Missionary Martyrdom from the Thirteenth to the Sixteenth Century"
3. Lorraine Attreed, College of the Holy Cross, "Henry VII and the ‘New Found Island’: England’s Atlantic Exploration and the Anglo-Azorean Syndicate"

3D. Língua e Literatura da Expansão

Chair: TBA
1. John A. Holm, Universidade de Coimbra, "Uma interpretação das origens do português vernacular brasileiro à luz de uma análise sociolinguística dos dados demográficos"
2. Américo Ramalho, Universidade de Coimbra, "Poesia Novilatina sobre o Brasil (séc. XVIII)"
3. Fernando Bernardo, Universidade de Coimbra, "A língua da hospitalidade"


Friday, May 28, 1999

9:00 - 11:00

4A. Early Modern History I

Chair: Clara Estow, University of Massachusetts Boston
1. Clara Estow, "Images of the New World: Pictures for Which There Are No Words"
2. Miriam Bodian, Pennsylvania State University, "Boundary-Crossing and Its Limits: The Career of Isaac de Castro Tartas"
3. Giorgio Perissinotto, University of California, Santa Barbara, "From the Mediterranean to California via Mexico: Supplying the Provinces in the Late Eighteenth Century"

4B. Responding to the Old World: French Protestants in the New World

Chair: Todd W. Reeser, University of Michigan
1. Todd W. Reeser, "Aristotle in the New World: Ruling Self and Other in Jean de Léry and in Renaissance Culture"
2. Ellen M. McClure, University of Illinois at Chicago, "To Eat or Be Eaten: The Preservation of Protestantism in Léry’s Voyage au Brésil"
3. Melissa Waldman, University of Michigan, "Eating Lachère: The Flesh made Salvation and Damnation in Laudonnière's L'Histoire notable de la Floride"

4C. Modern History

Chair: Ernest A. Greco, Roger Williams University
1. Gilbert G. Fernandez, Tennessee Technological University, "Portugal and Great
Britain: The Making of the Anglo-Portuguese-Spanish-French Quadruple Alliance of 1834"
2. Mustafah Dhada, Clark Atlanta University, "The Wiriyamu Massacres in the Context of Portugal's African Wars"
3. Regina Mezei, Mercer County Community College, "The Ideology of De-Colonization: The Political Thought of Antonio de Spinola"
4. Eric P. Rice, Johns Hopkins University, "Candomblé: Europe Brings Africa to the Americas"

4D. Interpretação e Pensamento sobre Temas Brasileiros

Chair: TBA
1. Maria Aparecida Ribeiro, Universidade de Coimbra, "Interpretações plásticas e literárias da Carta de Caminha no Modernismo Brasileiro"
2. José Luís Pires Laranjeira, Universidade de Coimbra, "Breve contributo para o estudo do pensamento conservador no Brasil pós-independente; o eclectismo do Victor Consin e a cordialidade de Gilberto Freire"
3. Ana Maria de Azevedo, Universidade Clássica de Lisboa, "O Olhar do Padre Cardim da Terra e Gentes do Brasil Quinhentista"
4. Ana Margarida Santos Pereira, "Do medo e outros demónios: Elementos para o estudo da Colonização Portuguesa do Brasil"


11:30 - 1:30

5A. Cultural Studies

Chair: Patricia Pogal, Moorehouse College
1. Rebecca Leuchak, Roger Williams University, "For God’s Sake Get Me to the Church on Time: Mediterranean Images of the Martyrdom of Saint Thomas of Becket"
2. Ligia Pinheiro, Wittenberg University, "Italian Influences on Dance in Portugal and Brazil"
3. Jody Brotherston, Louisiana Tech University, "Crossing Boundaries: An Iberian Model for the New Orleans Cabildo"
4. Allan M. Hing, Atlanta College of Art, "Contemporary Museums in the Iberian Peninsula"

5B. The Portuguese Overseas Expansion

Chair: George Winius, Leiden University
1. David Abulafia, University of Cambridge, "Medieval meets Neolithic: First Encounters in the Canaries"
2. Markus Vink, SUNY at Fredonia, "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: The Christian Paravas, a ‘Portuguese’ Client-Community in 17th-Century Southeast India"
3. R. Po-chia Hsia, New York University, "Conversion and Commerce: Crossing Boundaries in Two Chinese Views of Macao of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

5C. Literature and Culture II

Chair: Diana Glad, Spelman College
1. Rene P. Garay, City College-Graduate School, City University of New York, "Epic and Gender: Os Lusíadas of Luis Vaz de Camões"
2. Susan O. Shapiro, Xavier University, "Shakespeare’s Mediterranean: The Tempest and the Experience of Home"
3. M. Angelica Lopes, University of South Carolina, "Voyages and Oswaldo Franca Junior’s Novel, Jorge, um brasileiro"
4. Eric Sellin, Tulane University, "The Maghrebian Francophone Writer’s Love-Hate Relationship with the French Language"

5D. História Social na Expansão e no Brasil

Chair: TBA
1. José d'Encarnação, Universidade de Coimbra, "História Antiga no Brasil"
2. Maria José Azevedo Santos, Universidade de Coimbra, "A difusão social da escrita no tempo dos descobrimentos"
3. Irene Vaquinhas, Universidade de Coimbra, "Fora galego: um caso de anti-lusitanismo no Pará na década de Setenta no século XIX"


1:30 - 3:00 Lunch (on your own)


3:00 - 5:00

6A. The Contemporary World

Chair: Jeanie Bukowski, Bradley University
1. John Naylon, Keele University, "Barcelona — Logistics Center: A New Strategy for Exploiting the European Single Market"
2. João Paulo Cerdeira Bento, University of Beira Interior, "The Euro-Mediterranean Partnership: Trade and Energy Interdependence"
3. Michael A. Baum, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and André Freire, Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa, "Cleavage Structures, Political Parties, and the Referendum Vote: An Analysis of the 1998 Regionalization Referendum in Portugal"
Discussant: Jeanie Bukowski

6B. Cabral and the Expansion

Chair: Ivana Elbl, Trent University
1. George Winius, Leiden University, "Cabral’s Dual Role in Portuguese Expasion"
2. Christopher Lund, Brigham Young University, "Angelo Trevisan’s View of Cabral: His 1501 Letter to Venice"
3. Eric R. Dursteler, Brigham Young University, "Reverberations of the Voyages of Discovery in Venice, ca. 1501"
4. Ivana Elbl, "The Court and the Overseas Expansion in the Fortunes of the Cabral Family"

6C. Interpretações correntes de história luso-brasileira

Chair: TBA
1. M. de Ascensão Ferreira Apolónio, Universidade São Marcos, "Uma nova relação dos portugueses com Portugal em navegações de Sophia de Mello Reyner"
2. Fátima Regina Fernandes, Universidade Federal do Paraná, "Condicialismos socio-políticos da expansão ultramarina-- a nobreza e o rei frente ao Atlântico"
3. Hélio R. S. Silva, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, "O espírito cabralino no século XX: descobrir o Brasil"

4. Pedro Machado Gonçalves Dias, Universidade de Coimbra, "Obras de arquitectura do engenheiro Silva Pais no sul do Brasil"


7:00 Reception

Quinta das Lágrimas, Sala das Flores
sponsored by the Mediterranean Studies Association, the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Arizona State University.


Saturday, May 29, 1999

9:00 - 11:00

7A. Identity, Nationalism, and the Masses in Spain

Chair: Francisco Garcia-Serrano, St. Louis University-Madrid Campus
1. Antonio Cazorla, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, "A Forged Nation: The Limits of Political and Social Consent in Franco's Spain (1937-1953)"
2. Christopher Schmidt-Nowara, Fordham University, "From Slaves to Spaniards: The Republican Vision of Empire, Spain and Cuba, 1868-1895"
3. Francisco Garcia-Serrano, "Lo Castellano: Reconsidering Castilian Identity and Nationalism in Medieval Iberia"
Commentator: Julio de la Cueva, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

7B. Narrating Iberian Empires

Chair: Phyllis Peres, University of Maryland
1. Carmen Benito-Vessels, University of Maryland, "Let Me Tell You How It Really Happened: Los ystorias y los fechos como fueron in the Gran conquista de Ultramar"
2. Eyda Merediz, University of Maryland, "Imperial Triangulation: The Portuguese and Spanish Narrate the Canary Islands"
3. Phyllis Peres, "Nation, Empire and the Portuguese Culture of Travel"

7C. Renaissance and Early Modern History

Chair: David Estrada, University of Barcelona
1. Thomas Dandelet, Princeton University, "The Spanish Myth of Rome in the Renaissance"
2. W. Keith Percival, University of Kansas, "A Portuguese Humanist’s Critique of Erasmus’ Praise of Folly: The Antimoria of Aires Barbosa"
3. Frances Luttikhuizen and Emma Martinell, University of Barcelona, "The Age of Geographic Discovery, or the Age of Linguistic Discovery?"
4. Carmen Nocentelli-Truett, Stanford University, "Consuming Cannibals: Léry, Montaigne, and Communal Identities in Sixteenth-Century France"

 

7D. Temas da Expansão Portuguesa

Chair: TBA
1. Aurélio de Oliveira, Universidade do Porto, "Caravelas nos rumos do Ocidente"
2. Alexandre António da Costa Luís, Universidade da Beira Interior, "O Projecto Imperial Manuelino e o descobrimento oficial do Brasil"
3. António Dias Farinha, Universidade Clássica de Lisboa, "Cabral e Colombo em 1500-1501"


11:30 - 1:30

8A. Nuns, Art, Music, and Bones

Chair: Liana De Girolami Cheney, University of Massachusetts Lowell
1. Colleen R. Baade, Duke University, "Tañerá y cantará y barrerá: Obligations and Remuneration of Nun Musicians in Early Modern Spain"
2. Mindy Nancarrow Taggard, University of Alabama, "Spanish Nuns as Artists: Some Research Guidelines and Considerations"
3. Richard Raspa, Wayne State University, "Gazing at the Dead: Crossing Boundaries in Portugal’s Capelas de Ossos"

8B. Early Modern History II

Chair: Bill Donovan, Loyola College in Maryland
1. Paul S. Vickery, Oral Roberts University, "Bartolome de las Casas: Prophet for a New World"
2. Bill Donovan, "The Mesa do Bem Comum and the Politics of Portuguese Atlantic Commerce, 1700-1755"
3. Timothy Walker, Boston University, "Cures from the Colonies:  The Influence of Medicines and Medical Techniques from ‘Portugal Ultramar’ in Enlightenment-Era Lisbon"

8C. Religion and Culture

Chair: Frances Luttikhuizen, University of Barcelona
1. David Estrada, University of Barcelona, "The Spanish Reformation"
2. John P. Doyle, Saint Louis University, "A Seventeenth-Century Coimbra Theologian on the Truth of the Eucharistic Consecration"
3. William Monter, Northwestern University, "The Vatican, The Jubilee, and ‘The Inquisition’"

8D. O Brasil nos Tempos mais Recentes

Chair: TBA
1. Paulo Alexandre Marques Lopes, "O ouro e os diamantes em Minas Gerais no século XVIII"
2. Ana Cristina Araújo, Universidade de Coimbra, "Sob o signo da natureza e do ouro vermelho: a política de explorações científicas no Brasil, durante o século XVIII"
3. José Manuel Azevedo e Silva, Universidade de Coimbra, "Aspectos da Política Pombalina na Amazónia"


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