Spanish & Portuguese | Literature of Portuguese Speaking World II
P401 | 3731 | Karpa-wilson

P401 Literature of Portuguese Speaking World II (3 credits)

The second semester of a two-semester survey on the literatures of the
Portuguese-speaking world. In P401 we will read late nineteenth and
twentieth-century texts from Portugal, Brazil and Lusophone Africa, paying
special attention to the socio-historical context of literary production.
We will begin with the subtly ironic perspective of the nineteenth-century
Brazilian realist Machado de Assis, focusing on his critical vision of the
Brazilian upper and middle classes, and we will end with the various
political voices coming out of Angola and Mozambique in their fight for
independence from Portugal in the 1960s and 1970s.

Assignments: two short essays and a final paper.

NOTE: This course meets jointly with HISP P501.

P401  3731   2:30-3:45P  MW   BH235   Prof. Sabrina Karpa-Wilson