Spanish & Portuguese | Literature of Portuguese - Speaking World II
P501 | 3734 | Sabrina Karpa-Wilson
Professor Sabrina Karpa-Wilson
MW 2:30pm - 3:45pm/section #3734/3cr./Ballantine Hall 235
Literature of Portuguese - Speaking World II
The second semester of a two-semester survey on the literatures of
the Portuguese-speaking world. In P501 we will read late nineteenth
and twentieth-century texts from Portugal, Brazil and Lusophone
Africa, paying special attention to the socio-historical context of
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.
Offered jointly with P401.