Spanish and Portuguese | Brazil: The Cultural Context
P412 | 27890 | Professor Darlene Sadlier


HISP-P 412  Brazil:  The Cultural Context  (3 credits)

Taught in English, this course will survey issues specific
to the history, politics, and culture of Brazil from 1500 to present
day. The course is interdisciplinary and cross-cultural and will
provide students with a comprehensive view of the largest country in
South America. Among the topics to be addressed in the course are:
the colonial encounter and issues such as race, nature, and
cannibalism; Brazilian identity and the nation; modernity and
artistic and literary modernism; Getúlio Vargas’s “Estado Novo” (New
State dictatorship); Brasília as modernist frontier; Cinema Novo
(New Cinema); the military dictatorship and post-dictatorial Brazil;
dystopian cinema; and migration. Occasional films are a required
part of the course.

HISP-P  412  #27890   1:00P-2:15P  TR  BH 315  Prof. Darlene Sadlier
Evening Film Showing  6:30P-9:00P  T   LH 102

Note:  This class meets jointly with HISP-P 512, LTAM-L 426 and
LTAM-L 526.
This class carries Culture Studies (A) and Arts and
Humanities credit.