Spanish & Portuguese | Contemporary Portuguese Literature
P567 | 4079 | D. Sadlier

Professor Darlene Sadlier

MW 4:00pm - 5:15pm/section #4079/3cr./Ballantine Hall 242

Contemporary Portuguese Literature

The course will survey representative authors and works from
1915 to present day. We will be studying major literary trends
beginning with modernism and will give special attention to the
dialogue and debate in the late 1930s and early 1940s between
proponents of modernism and those who supported a social-realist
approach to literature. Our survey will also consider the impact of
French existentialism and the nouveau roman on writers of the 1950s
and 1960s. As much time as possible will be devoted to authors of the
post-revolutionary generation, whose works have addressed some of the
country's most important and often controversial issues, including
the colonial wars in Africa, the status of women, and the place of
Portugal in the new Europe.

Students will write a midterm and final exam. They will also
write a research paper and give an in-class presentation based on
their work.