Brazilian Literature

Objectives

a) To acquire specific knowledge about the evolution of Brazilian literature, its history as a national literature and the problems of its constitution in separation of Portuguese literature;
b) To deepen the knowledge of linguistic differentiation of Portuguese, particularly through contact with the Brazilian Portuguese and literary in particular acquiring some familiarity with linguistic differentiation in Brazil;
c) To acquire knowledge about the Brazilian contribution to world literature, deepening the study of some key players for this contribution;
d) To acquire knowledge about the problems of world literature, relations between countries and literature, the problem of national specificity of literature and the historicity of literature notion;
e) deepen the knowledge of literary theory, the experience of literary reading and the mastery of literary analysis techniques.

General characterization

Code

711091118

Credits

6.0

Responsible teacher

Abel José Barros Baptista

Hours

Weekly - Available soon

Total - 168

Teaching language

Portuguese

Prerequisites

None

Bibliography

Obras de carácter geral:
— Histórias e estudos de carácter geral:
Alfredo Bosi, História Concisa da Literatura Brasileira, 35.ª ed., São Paulo, Cultrix, 1997.
Antonio Candido, Iniciação à Literatura Brasileira, São Paulo, Humanitas, 1999.
—, O Romantismo no Brasil, São Paulo, Humanitas/FFLCH/USP, 2002.

— Antologias:
Antonio Candido, José Aderaldo Castello, Presença da Literatura Brasileira, 10.ª ed., São Paulo, Bertrand, 1997.
Massaud Moisés, A Literatura Brasileira através dos Textos, 19.ª ed., São Paulo, Cultrix, 1995.

A bibliografia específica é em parte indicada no começo das aulas e em parte responsabilidade da pesquisa do aluno.

Teaching method

Percentage of practical classes: 60%. Predominance of readings and analysis in class, with lectures introducing the texts and organizing conclusions.
In the evaluation, student participation will have an important weight, between 20 and 30%. A midterm paper corresponds to 35% of the final grade, and a final paper will be worth between 35% and 45%. The determination of these weights depends on the texts to study each year and the degree of difficulty they present.

Evaluation method

Final exam(50%), Midterm paper:(50%)

Subject matter

1. The constitution of Brazilian national literature: the romanticism.
a) Gonçalves de Magalhães theory of Brasilian Literature and the "Portuguese problem";
b) a particularidade da obra poética de Gonçalves Dias;
c) centralidade de José de Alencar: leitura de Iracema.

2. Readings on Brazilian modern fiction:
a) Machado de Assis, Memórias póstumas de Brás Cubas ou Dom Casmurro, contos;
b) Graciliano Ramos, São Benardo;
c) Clarice Lispector, Laços de família;
d) João Guimarães Rosa, Primeiras estórias;

3. The Braziliam modernism and the reconstitution of the national Brazialian literature
a) readings on Mário de Andrade, Oswaldo de Andrade, Manuel Bandeira;

4. Readings on Brazilian modern poetry.
a) Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Alguma poesia;
b) Manuel Bandeira, Libertinagem;
c) João Cabral de Melo Neto, A educação pela pedra.

Programs

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