Spanish & Portuguese | The Brazilian Novel in Translation
P420 | 3819 | Prof. Karpa-Wilson


P420 The Brazilian Novel in Translation (3 credits)

This course aims to introduce students with little prior knowledge of
the Brazilian literary tradition to the modern Brazilian novel,
through the in-depth reading of select major works. Among the
questions we will consider are: the significance of the works within
Brazilian literary history; the socio-historical conditions in which
they were produced and their relation to those conditions; the
complications that may arise in reading a work in translation. Why are
these novels canonical? What can they tell us about the social,
political and economic realities of Brazil?  Does reading these works
in translation affect our access to these realities, and if so how?
Some of the authors to be read include: Machado de Assis, Graciliano
Ramos, Jorge Amado, Rachel de Queiroz, Clarice Lispector, Ivan Angelo,
Marilene Felinto.

Requirements: Students will keep a journal, write a short mid-term
paper and a longer final paper.

P420    3819     4:00-5:15P    MW     BH146   Prof. Karpa-Wilson