LET9734-1DA: Topics in Brazilian Literature
Professor: Dr. Leonardo Berenger
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 1:00--3:00 p.m.
Course Description: Introduction to Brazilian literature and culture. The historical transformation from colony to empire and to nation. Romanticism and indianismo. Realism and cosmopolitanism. Modernism and cannibalism. Modernism and regionalism. Modernism and the “1945 generation.” Concretism and Neo-concretism. Post-concretism and marginalism. Post-Modernism and urbanism.
LET9420-1DA: Special Topics in Portuguese Language - Brazilian Language and culture: from stereotyping to reality
Professor: Dr. Ricardo Alencar
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 3:00--5:00 p.m.
Course Description: Approach and discussion of the Brazilian culture in its most relevant aspects to students who come from other cultures. Rethink Brazil through the reading of possible stereotypes present in images internationally disseminated, taking into consideration the process of construction of the Brazilian Portuguese Language and the verbal, non-verbal and social interactional patterns currently in use. Effective contact with different cultural aspects such as ethnic diversity, art, religion, folklore, culinary and language through theoretical readings, debates and eventual lectures about specific cultural topics.
LET9419-1DA: Special Topics in Portuguese Language
Professor: Dra. Rosa Marina
Wednesdays, 11:00am - 13:00pm PLUS 2 class-hours out of classroom
Course Description: Intercultural Studies: parameters of analysis, identification of aspects of the Brazilian culture and language interaction that may be relevant in multicultural/intercultural contexts. Practical work with Brazilian films, TV soap operas and sitcoms, song lyrics, press articles, publicity campaigns and short stories.
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