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Fall 2013-2014
POR 561 / SPA 589  

Modern Brazilian Literature - Images for a New World: Poetry and Fiction in Brazil and Argentina

Mario C. Camara

This course aims to address a range of literary texts and artistic productions from Brazil and Argentina from the perspective of the concept of "novelty." We will work with the hypothesis that the idea of "novelty" has contained the promise of a "new world," besides being from a formal point of view a central concept for aesthetic modernisms and the avant-garde. However, although a disruptive procedure, "novelty" also imagines and announces the destruction of subjectivity and the social bond. Our goal is to explore some configurations around this duplicity in some key cultural productions of Brazil and Argentina.

Sample reading list:
Oswald de Andrade, Pau Brasil
Clarice Lispector, Lazos de familia
Rogério Sganzerla, O bandido da luz vermelha
Osvaldo Lamborghini, El fiord / El niño proletario
Martín Gambarotta, Punctum
Santiago Mitre, El estudiante
See instructor for complete list

Other Requirements:
Open to Graduate Students Only.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21976 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th   East Pyne Building   339   Enrolled:4 Limit:15