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Fall 2013-2014
* POR 301 / LAS 303 (LA)  

Modern Brazilian Literature and Culture

Mario C. Camara

How to live together, deployments and folds of Brazilian culture: This course intends to approach a set of literary and artistic productions that imagined alternative ways of life, seeking a critical intervention in the historical period in which they emerged, or a withdrawal and 'self-marginalization' of the same period. We will study the dialogues and intersections that they established with broader social and cultural transformations, such as the crisis and fall of the "Old Republic" of the '20s, Brazil's modernization and industrialization of the '50s, and dictatorship and counterculture of the '60s, '70s and '80s.

Sample reading list:
Mário de Andrade, Macunaíma
Guimarães Rosa, Primeiras estórias
Roberto Piva, Paranoia
Ligia Pape, Lygia Clark, "Obras diversas"
Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil et altri, Tropicalia ou Panis et Circensis
Eduardo Coutinho, Cabra Marcado para Morrer

Reading/Writing assignments:
An average of 80 pages reading per week. Midterm paper; final paper.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 30%
Paper in lieu of Final - 50%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

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

Other information:
Class will be taught in Portuguese.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21979 C01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   East Pyne Building   339   Enrolled:5 Limit:15