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Charles R. Hale, Director SRH 1.310, 2300 Red River Street D0800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512.471.5551

Fall 2005

LAS 322 • BRAZILIAN MEDIA & CULTURE-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
39240 TTh
TH
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
5:00 PM-7:30 PM
CMA A3.120
CMA A3.120
STRAUBHAAR

Course Description

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.

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