Spanish and Portuguese | BRAZIL: The Cultural Context
P412 | 26188 | Professor Darlene Sadlier


HISP-P 412   BRAZIL:  The Cultural Context   (3 credits)

Taught in English, this course will survey issues specific to
the history, politics, and culture of Brazil with emphasis to the
period after the founding of the Republic (1889) to present day. The
course is interdisciplinary and cross-cultural and will provide
students with a comprehensive view of the largest country in South
America. Among the topics to be addressed in the course are:
cannibalism, Brazilian identity and the nation; the sertão
(backlands), messianism, modernity and artistic and literary
modernism; Getúlio Vargas and the “Estado Novo” (New State
dictatorship); Good Neighbor Brazil and WWII, Brasília as modernist
frontier; the telenovela (soap opera) and New Cinema movement; the
military dictatorship and post-dictatorial Brazil; pentecostalism;
dystopian cinema; and Brazilian immigration.
Occasional films will be shown on Tuesday evenings and they are
a required part of the course. Students will write a midterm and
final exam. There will be a formal class presentation based on a
short research paper.

HISP-P 412 #26188 1:00P-2:15P TR Room=TBA Professor Darlene Sadlier
Film Showing  6:30P-9:00P T  Room=TBA

Note:  This class meets jointly with LTAM-L 426 and LTAM-L 526.