LAS 392P • HIST/TEXT COLONL BRAZ LETTERS
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Course Description This course is designed to provide a basic set of concepts and literary techniques so that students may be able to critically read and understand texts of the colonial Brazilian period. The classes will focus on the Brazilian Letters of the 16th -18th centuries. The primary Brazilian texts will be read together with their Iberian and Italian counterparts (e.g. Camões, Gracián, Thesaurus, and Luzán). The course will also examine the different ways in which literary production manifests in colonial Brazil via manuscripts, public readings, dramatic performances, and printed books. Grading Policy Active class participation, including one twenty-minute oral presentation (30%). During the course, students will also be required to write 3 short papers of 07 to10 pages (longer papers welcome) that analyze one text of the studied period (70%). Texts ANCHIETA, José de. Auto das Onze Mil Virgens (c. 1554-1597) ANCHIETA, José de. No Santíssimo Sacramento (c. 1554-1597) TEIXEIRA, Bento. Prosopopéia, (1601) MATOS, Gregório de. Crônica do Viver Baiano Seiscentista (c.1681-1695), selections OLIVEIRA, Botelho. Música do Parnaso (1705), selections COSTA, Cláudio Manuel da. Obras Poéticas (1769), selections GAMA, Basílio da. O Uraguai, (1769) GONZAGA, Tomás Antônio. Marília de Dirceu (1792-1812), selections The instructor will provide a course packet with all the primary works required for the course as well as critical précis on each of them, along with a more general bibliography.