The Art of Adaptation in Brazil

“Film is a form of writing that borrows from other forms of writing,” as Robert Stam observed. Brazilian cinema has produced many adaptations of literature. This course will offer a study of Brazilian literature in translation, and of films that have been adapted from those literary works. We will also study techniques of literary adaptation. We will learn about the history of Brazilian literature and cinema in relation to politics, global issues, and social issues, such as identity, class, gender, and race.

Required texts:
Chico Buarque: Budapest
Jorge Amado: The Double Death of Quincas Water-Bray
Clarice Lispector: The Hour of the Star
Raduan Nassar: Ancient Tillage

Prerequisite: None

Note: Fulfils the Faculty of Arts Literature Requirement.

Language of Instruction: English

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