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Fall 2017-2018
* POR 308 / LAS 378 (LA)   na, npdf

Screening Saudade

Nicola T. Cooney

This course will explore the supposedly "untranslatable" concept of saudade from a number of angles. We will examine the political, economic, cultural and aesthetic manifestations of saudade and its myriad social implications through analysis of literary and sociology texts, music, cinema, and more from across the lusophone world. Particular attention will be paid to the prevalence of saudosismo in pop culture where classical texts and forms often make surprising appearances.

Sample reading list:
Reading packet
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
The course will meet twice weekly and will be discussion-based. Each class a student will be responsible for briefly presenting on a topic to the rest of the group. Students will write six short response papers (two pages, double-spaced in Portuguese) during the term on topics of the students' choosing and one longer final paper (10 pages) in lieu of exam.

Paper in lieu of Final - 20%
Papers - 30%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%

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

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21655 C01 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm T Th   East Pyne Building   235   Enrolled:10 Limit:12