Culture of Resistance in Brazilian Literature
Brazil has a unique trajectory within Latin American and global contexts. With a history of colonization, slavery, and authoritarian regimes, this large country had two major dictatorships in the 20th century. With the current shift to authoritarian rule, this historical conjuncture asks for a re-examination of literature that responds to history direct or indirectly. The course will offer a panoramic view of modern Brazilian literature, and it will be organized around specific themes related to social dynamics, difference, civil rights and politics; we will also examine connections with popular music and other arts. Fulfills the Faculty of Arts Literature Requirement.
All texts for the course will be in English. Primary texts will be available on Canvas and/or at the UBC bookstore; short critical texts will be available on Canvas.
Selections, short stories and novels by:
- Jorge Amado
- Graciliano Ramos
- Carlos Marighella
- Chico Buarque
- Antonio Calllado
- Ignácio de Loyola Brandão
- Clarice Lispector
- Lygia Fagundes Telles
- Marcelo Rubens Paiva
- Bernardo Kucinski
Recommended writing tools:
- MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers by Joseph Gibaldi, 2016
- A Short Guide to Writing About Literature by Barnet and Cain, 2012
PORT 392 satisfies the Faculty of Arts Literature Requirement.
Language of Instruction: English