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Fall 2013-2014
* POR 303 (LA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Lyrical Traditions in Portuguese

Nicola T. Cooney

A voyage through the lyrical traditions of Portugal, Brazil, and Portuguese-speaking Africa, this course seeks to trace the evolution of the poetic form and illuminate dynamic and enduring intertextualities. Through close-readings of major works of poetry we will explore the ongoing dialogue between poets and artists of the spoken word across time and space, providing the foundation for a deeper understanding of the diverse Portuguese-language literary and cultural landscape.

Sample reading list:
Course packet
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Readings and class will be primarily in Portuguese (15-20 pages per week). Short response papers (2-3 pages) and a final paper in Portuguese (6-8 pages).

Paper in lieu of Final - 20%
Papers - 40%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

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

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23412 C01 03:00:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm T Th   East Pyne Building   039   Enrolled:10 Limit:12