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Fall 2012-2013
POR 561   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Modern Brazilian Literature - Machado de Assis

Pedro Meira Monteiro

This seminar will focus on the work of Machado de Assis (1839-1908). Through the analysis and discussion of recent criticism we will be able to perceive that some of the most interesting social issues of contemporary Brazil can be found in Machado's plots, thus raising questions about the relationship between literature and society, writing and politics, center and periphery.

Sample reading list:
Machado de Assis, O alienista
Machado de Assis, Dom Casmurro
Alfredo Bosi, Bras Cubas em tres versoes
Roberto Schwarz, A Master on the Periphery of Capitalism
Helen Caldwell, The Brazilian Othello of Machado de Assis
Michael Wood, Entre Paris e Itaguai
See instructor for complete list

Other Requirements:
Open to Graduate Students Only.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21846 S01 04:30:00 pm - 07:20:00 pm M   East Pyne Building   339   Enrolled:7 Limit:15