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Fall 2011-2012
* POR 300 / LAS 315 (LA)  

Luso-Afro-Brazilian Literary Traditions

Silviano Santiago

This course focuses on literary and artistic works that have been key in shaping the cultural traditions of Portuguese language, from colonial to postcolonial times. The theoretical perspective to be adopted for the close reading of texts written in modern Brazil, Portugal and the Lusophone Africa will be taken from the postcolonial bibliography (in English and Portuguese) with emphasis on intertextuality. We will read selected essays and selected literary texts by writers such as Fernando Pessoa, Cesário Verde, Machado de Assis, Mário de Andrade, Oswald de Andrade, Carlos Drummond de Andrade and Rui Knopfli.

Sample reading list:
Major Avant-garde Manifestos
Arjun Appadurai, "La globalización y la imaginación en la investigación"
José de Alencar, "Carta ao Dr. Jaguaribe"
Machado de Assis, "Instinto de nacionalidade"
Clarice Lispector, Selected short stories
João Guimarães Rosa, Selected short stories
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Readings will be mainly in Portuguese and English. Approximately 80-100 pages reading per week. Two short papers, one midterm paper and one final paper.

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

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
POR 208 or POR 209 or instructor's permission..

Other information:
Course will be taught in Portuguese.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23452 C01 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm M W   East Pyne Building   233   Enrolled:8 Limit:12