Spanish and Portuguese | Literatures in Portuguese Translation
P520 | 16329 | D. Sadlier

Professor Darlene Sadlier

P520     Literatures in Portuguese in Translation

TR 2:30pm – 3:45pm/class# 16329/3cr./Location TBA

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 give an in-class presentation on
their work at the end of the semester.

This course is offered jointly with HISP P420 and CMLT C603.