LAS 322 • BRAZILIAN MEDIA & CULTURE-W
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
5:00 PM-7:30 PM
This course will be an exploration of Brazilian culture as represented in its music, television, and film. The course will discuss the history of Brazilian media and popular culture, theoretical perspectives, and examples of major media genres. Particular attention will be given to the structure of media, issues of ethnic representation and participation in popular culture, the interplay between popular cultures and politics, the evolution of popular culture genres, the impact of global cultures, and the interplay between popular culture and its audience. There will be weekly screenings of film and/or video/television, plus considerable use of in-class examples.