Major students: pending the OER
Other students: contact tutor.
The course provides a broad survey of the complex network of exchanges and intersections in the Portuguese-speaking world, to help shed light on Brazil in a global perspective. Cultural connections within the Portuguese-speaking world that will be considered might include the cultural links between Brazil and Cape Verde, for example, or the history of migration to/from Portugal, cultural transits between Brazil and India and East Timor. The course will discuss key cultural concepts and a variety of texts and genres (written and filmic) as it explores a fascinating history of cultural exchange. Topics covered might include: the Atlantic as a space of memory and resistance, culture as resistance in colonial and postcolonial contexts; cultural representations of slavery and its aftermath; writing and orality; migration and diaspora.
Gain an understanding of key historical and contemporary connections of Brazil in transnational perspective, with particular attention to Portuguese-speaking Africa and Asia;
Study of some key authors and texts in the development of Lusophone African national canons and connections with Brazilian culture;
Develop critical and analytical skills through close textual analysis of literary and filmic texts;
Familiarize students with cultural theories, literary/film criticism and theoretical frameworks which help illuminate the texts at hand;
Spoken and written presentation skills;
Development of critical and analytical skills (oral and written);
Communication and presentation skills (oral and written);
Mode of instruction
Total course of 5 EC is 140 hours.
Hours spent on attending lectures: 2 hours per week x 13 weeks = 26 hrs;
Time for studying the compulsory literature/view films/material online: 70 hours;
Time for completing assignments or preparation classes: 10 hours;
Time to write essays (incl.preparation/research): 34 hours.
-1 essay composition to be submitted at the end of the course: approx. 3000 words.
Major students: assignments in Portuguese. Other students can do their assignments in English/Spanish.
Weighting: Presentation: 30%
Essay – 70%
new essay submission of approx. 3500-4000 words
How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.
Blackboard will be used for:
- providing study materials
Reading list will be made available to students in due course.
Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
For questions about the content of the course, you can contact the teacher:
Dr Sara Brandellero
Administrations Office: van Wijkplaats