Spanish & Portuguese
| Literature of Portuguese-Speaking World
P501 | 3693 | Karpa-wilson
Professor Sabrina Karpa-Wilson
MW 1:00 - 2:15 3cr. section # 3693
Ballantine Hall 235
P501 is offered in conjuntion with P401.
P501\P401 is the second-part of a two-semester survey of the literatures of
Brazil, Portugal and Lusophone Africa. The course aims to provide
students with an understanding of major literary and cultural trends from
the late 19th century to the present within a comparative and
cross-cultural framework. Rather than attempt to be all-inclusive, we
will focus on a limited number of writers and works, gleaning the
characteristics of the larger cultural movements through careful analysis
of representative texts.
General requirements: Students will take a midterm and a final exam, and
will write a research paper on a topic to be discussed with the instructor.
During the final week of the course they will give an oral presentation
based on their paper. Class participation will also be an essential
component of the grade. Undergraduate papers will be 8-10 pgs.
in length. Graduate papers will be 12-15 pgs. in length.
Graduate requirements: In addition to the general requirements, graduate
students will write 3-4 short reports (2-3 pgs.) on designated class readings.