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Jill Robbins, Chair 150 W 21st Street, Stop B3700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4936

Fall 2006

POR 381 • Studies in Twentieth-Century Brazilian Literature: Brazilian Poetry

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
47975 W
3:00 PM-6:00 PM
BEN 1.118

Course Description

This course will examine the poetic works by four major Brazilian poets in light of their cultural milieu and the poetic practices of their time. These poetic practices dictated by the European avant-garde to Brazil, in more than one way, helped shaped the minds and hearts of authors and readers. The period in question is particularly relevant because the notions of nationalism, anthropophagy, and cultural identity. Discussion of the importance of literary schools will also be entertained in class. Analysis and readings of authors such as Mário de Andrade (Paulicéia desvairada), Oswald de Andrade (Pau Brasil), Manuel Bandeira (Libertinagem), Carlos Drummond de Andrade (Rosa do povo), and João Cabral de Melo Neto (Uma faca sï l âmina). Lectures, discussions, and oral presentations will be conducted in Portuguese.

Grading Policy

3 Hourly Exams: 40% Final Exam: 15% Oral Presentation: 10% Written Essay (15-20 p.): 20% Class Participation (Attendance, Active Participation, Homework): 15%


Andrade, Carlos Drummond de. Rosa do povo. Rio de Janeiro, Record, 1984. Andrade, Mário. Paulicéia desvairada. Edição fac-similar. In Caixa Modernista. Org. Jorge Schwartz. São Paulo, Edusp, 2003. Andrade, Oswald. Pau Brasil. Edição fac-similar. In Caixa Modernista. Org. Jorge Schwartz. São Paulo, Edusp, 2003. Bandeira, Manuel. Libertinagem. Em Libertinagem / Estrela da Manhã. Rio de Janeiro, Nova Fronteira, s/d. Melo Neto, João Cabral de. Uma faca sñ l âmina; and selected poems. In Poesias Completas. Rio de Janeiro, Sabiá, 1968.


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