Spanish and Portuguese | Literatures of the Portuguese-Speaking World in Translation
P420 | 25487 | Professor Darlene Sadlier

HISP-P 420 Literatures of the Portuguese-Speaking World in
Translation  (3 credit hours)

Topic:  “Travel and Displacement in the Lusophone Novel”

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.

HISP-P 420  #25487   2:30P-3:45P  TR   BH 214   Prof. Darlene Sadlier

Note:  This class meets jointly with HISP-P 520 and CMLT-C 400 and
CMLT-C 603.