Comparative Literature | Literatures of the Portuguese-Speaking World in Translation
C603 | 25199 | Prof. D. Sadlier

CMLT-C 603/25199
Literatures of the Portuguese-Speaking World in Translation

Prof. D. Sadlier   TR 2:30-3:45

Course Description:
This course will focus on the themes of travel and displacement in
19th and 20th-century works from Brazil, Portugal and Lusophone
African in English translation. The course will begin by looking at
novels by Machado de Assis and Eça de Queiroz, two major 19th-
century writers who wrote satires about individuals displaced in the
countryside and the city. More contemporary works include the Mário
de Andrade’s Macunaima, a fantastic tale about Brazilian racial
identity, and Graciliano Ramos’ Barren Lives, a story about migrants
and drought in the Brazilian Northeast.  We will conclude the course
by reading post-revolutionary works from Portugal and Africa,
including Nobel Prize-winning author José Saramago’s Stone Raft,
about an Iberian Peninsula’s aimlessly traveling around the
Atlantic, and Lília Momplé’s story of families in war-torn
Mozambique, Neighbours.

All students will write a midterm and final exam.  They will also
write a short research paper and present an in-class presentation on
their work at the end of the semester.

*Meets with HISP-P 420, HISP-P 520 and CMLT-C 400*
*Fulfills A&H requirement*