Spanish and Portuguese | Luso-Brazilian Colloquium
P495 | 25045 | Professor Darlene Sadlier


P495  Luso-Brazilian Colloquium  (3 credits)

Topic: African Literature in Portuguese

This course will introduce students to representative authors from
Lusophone Africa. Discussions will focus on topics such as the
relationship between oral culture and the written word; colonial and
postcolonial attitudes toward race and social class; and gender
issues. Primary readings include novels, poetry and short fiction.

Tentative List of Readings:

José Eduardo Agualusa, NACAO CRIOULA
Mia Couto, O ULTIMO VOO DO FLAMINGO
Pepetela, O DESEJO DE KIANDA
Lília Momplé, NEIGHBOURS
Luís Bernardo Honwana, NOS MATAMOS O CAO-TINHOSO (selection)
Alda do Espírito Santo, E NOSSO O SOLO SANGRADO DA TERRA (poetry
selections)
Germano Almeida, ESTORIAS CONTADAS (selection)

All students will write a final exam. Undergraduate students will
write two short papers on readings. Graduate students will produce
an annotated bibliography and write a research paper (12-15pp) on a
topic to be discussed with the instructor.

P495 #25045  4:00P-6:30P  T   BH 222   Professor Darlene Sadlier