21G.074
Provides an overview of Portuguese history and culture through a variety of material, such as popular fiction, music, television, and cinema. Explores major themes and their representations in relation to current social and political issues. Taught in English.
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Topic for Spring 2016: Crossing Cultures of the Portuguese-Speaking World Through Film, Music, and Fiction.

This course examines contemporary film, music, and literature of the Portuguese-speaking world.  The selected literary, historical, and cultural texts serve as vehicles for a deeper understanding of the major political and social shifts that have affected the landscape of the contemporary Portuguese-speaking world: from Brazil's military dictatorship to its transition to democracy; from Portugal's New State to membership in the European Union; and from the wars of independence in Africa to the formation of newly independent nations.