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CMLT0375

Colonial Discourse/Lusophone

Colonial Discourse and the “Lusophone World”
In this course we will analyze how European colonialism and imperial endeavors produced meaning, particularly in the interconnected realms of culture, race, language, gender, sexuality, and place. In addition to studying the colonial period, we will pay particular attention to the role and manifestations of colonial discourse more contemporarily in the contexts of nationhood, globalization, sports, and cultural consumption. In doing so, we will address the problematics of the concept of “Lusophone,” starting with the historical legacies and cultural implications of such a transnational entity. Course materials will include critical theory, literary texts, primary historical sources, visual media, and music from Brazil, Lusophone Africa, Lusophone Asia, and Portugal. (PGSE 0215 or equivalent) 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Subject:
Comparative Literature
Department:
Comparative Literature
Division:
Literature
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL CMP LNG SOC
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Spring 2015

CMLT0375A-S15 Lecture (Silva)