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Fall 2012-2013
* POR 301 / LAS 303 (LA)  

Modern Brazilian Literature and Culture

Pedro Meira Monteiro

A study of 20th- and 21st-century literature, this course aims at refining the students' command of the Portuguese language. It will focus on the blossoming of new narrative and poetic forms in Brazil. We will read authors such as Manuel Bandeira, Graciliano Ramos, Clarice Lispector, Luiz Ruffato, Adriana Lisboa and Ricardo Lisias. As part of the course activities, contemporary Brazilian writers will come to Princeton and give a workshop on their literary production.

Sample reading list:
Graciliano Ramos, Vidas Secas
Joao Cabral de Melo Neto, Education by Stone
Clarice Lispector, A hora da estrela
Adriana Lisboa, Caligrafias
Fernando Paixao, Palavra e rosto
Ricardo Lisias, O ceu dos suicidas

Reading/Writing assignments:
Readings will be in Portuguese mainly (for poetry we will work with bilingual editions, whenever they are available). An average of 80 pages per week. Oral presentations, short papers (every other week), one final paper. Workshop attendance is obligatory.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 30%
Papers - 50%
Oral Presentation(s) - 10%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
POR 208 or POR 207B or instructor's permission..

Other information:
Classes will be taught in Portuguese.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20772 C01 7:30 pm - 8:50 pm M W   East Pyne Building   339   Enrolled:13 Limit:20