Spanish and Portuguese | Seminar: Brazilian Literature
P751 | 24036 | D. Sadlier

Professor Darlene Sadlier

P751	Brazilian Seminar
	Topic: Guimarães Rosa

T 4:00pm – 6:30pm/class# 24036/3cr./TBA

One of the major figures of 20th-century Latin American and world
literature, Guimarães Rosa is best known for his epic novel, "Grande
Sertão: Veredas" (1956), an adventure story about good and evil that
takes place in the Brazilian "sertão" (backlands). The course will
begin with a discussion of Rosa’s place in Brazilian literature, in
particular his relationship to “regionalist”writers such as Franklin
Távora and Afonso Arinos, who wrote stories and novels about bandits
and the backlands in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. We will
read two or three of Rosa’s short stories in order to identify and
analyze some of the ideas and formal experiments that he would
developed more fully in "Grande Sertão: Veredas". The bulk of the
seminar will be devoted to a reading the novel in conjunction with
critical essays from the collection, "Fortuna Crítica: Guimarães
Rosa", 2nd ed. (1991). Among topics to be addressed in the seminar
is Rosa’s reception within and outside Brazil.


1 seminar paper (20-25pp) on a topic to be decided upon in
consultation with the instructor
short oral reports on assigned critical readings a formal
presentation based on the research paper at the end of the seminar

This course requires authorization. Please contact the Graduate
Studies Office, 855-9194.