LITE-2503B Brazilian Literature

In addition to being a simple panoramic view of some of the central texts of literary tradition in Brazil, this course attempts to reflect on the connections and divergences between this literature and that of the rest of Latin America. Therefore, we will follow a problematic periodization in order to see how certain currents that are central to writing in Latin America (Modernism, regionalist writing, boom, the Dictator Novel) have slightly different manifestations in the Brazilian setting, for historic and cultural reasons. On another note, the course aims to familiarize students with contemporaneous literary theory centered on Brazilian literature with its different aspects.




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