Spanish and Portuguese | Luso-Brazilian Colloquium
P495 | 28305 | Professor Luciana Namorato

HISP-P 495  Luso-Brazilian Colloquium  (3 credits)

Topic:  Brazilian Baroque and its Echoes: A Transatlantic Approach

This course will examine fictional prose, poetry, sermons, and
essays written in Brazil in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth
centuries, focusing on their responses to the broader international
context of the Catholic Reformation and Counter Reformation, as well
as to a national environment marked by a strong Jesuit presence and
political instabilities, exemplified by the Dutch invasion of
Brazil. We will explore the connections between manifestations of
Brazilian Baroque in literature and other arts, as well as between
artistic productions of different regions of Brazil, as a means to
understand the role of Baroque art in the development of a Brazilian
national consciousness, which would serve as the basis for the pro-
independence and UFANISTA tones that characterize the literature
written in subsequent years. Readings will include works by Gregório
de Matos Guerra and Padre António Vieira, among other Baroque
writers, as well as a few relevant works from the Arcadian and Pre-
Romantic literary periods that echo the main tenets of Brazilian

Undergraduate students will write midterm and final exams and a
final paper; graduate students will write a midterm exam and a final

HISP-P 495 #28305 1:00P-2:15P TR SY 0008  Professor Luciana Namorato

Note:  This class will meet jointly with HISP-P 498 and HISP-P 695.