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21F.074: Topics in Portuguese Popular Culture

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Provides an overview of Portuguese history and culture through a variety of material, such as popular fiction, music, television, and cinema. Explores major themes and their representations in relation to current social and political issues. Taught in English. Topic for Fall 2013: Crossing Cultures of the Portuguese-speaking World Through Film, Music, and Fiction.



Topic for Fall 2013: Crossing Cultures of the Portuguese-speaking World Through Film, Music, and Fiction.

This course examines contemporary film, music, and literature of the Portuguese-speaking world. The selected literary, historical, and cultural texts serve as vehicles for a deeper understanding of the major political and social shifts that have affected the landscape of the Contemporary Portuguese-speaking world: from Brazil's military dictatorship to its transition to democracy; from Portugal's New State to membership in the European Union; and from the wars of independence in Africa to the formation of newly independent nations.

Special attention will also be given to the Portuguese-speaking communities in Asia and North America.

Class to be conducted entirely in English.

Units: 3-0-9(U)

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Fall 2013

Section No. Instructor Days Time Room
1 A. Teixeira W 7-10pm 14N-217

 

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