Infectious Words Port & Brazil

Infectious Words: Figurations of Illness in Portuguese and Brazilian Literature
In this course, we will examine representations of illness in Portuguese and Brazilian literature. Readings will include the "scurvy episode" of Luís Vaz de Camões' Os Lusíadas (1572); Machado de Assis' short story O Alienista (1882), Nelson Rodrigues' play O Beijo no Asfalto (1960), and Caio Fernando Abreu's novel Onde Andará Dulce Veiga (1990). The range of genres and periods reflected in this selection will allow students to gain experience in the critical reading of both canonical and lesser-known Lusophone works, in addition to exploring the relationship between literary representations of illness and the socio-political and historical context(s) in which they are produced. (PGSE 0215 or equivalent) 3hrs. lect./disc.
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PGSE 0325

All Sections in Spring 2012

Spring 2012

PGSE0325A-S12 Lecture (Souza)