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Portuguese 1: Introductory Intensive Portuguese. An intensive introductory course that teaches fundamental communication skills—understanding, speaking, reading and writing—and introduces students to the cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world through readings, films, music and videotapes. This course is appropriate for students who may wish to devote only one term to the study of Portuguese.
Portuguese 3: Intermediate Intensive Portuguese. D.L.S.A. More advanced work in the use of the spoken and written language, complemented by lectures, readings, music and films. Portuguese 3 serves as the final course in the required sequence to satisfy the language requirement in Portuguese. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Dartmouth Language Study Abroad program. Never serves in partial satisfaction of the Distributive or World Culture requirements.
Portuguese 5: Brazilian Culture and Society. D.L.S.A. A course in Brazilian culture and society taught in the context of the Language Study Abroad program. Lectures by local personnel concentrate on contemporary political, social, economic, and religious institutions of the country, with attention paid to their historical background. Visits to sites supplement these lectures when appropriate. Assigned work includes preparation of papers, oral presentations, and a final course examination. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Dartmouth Language Study Abroad program. Dist: SOC; WCult: CI. Sample syllabus. (PDF)
Portuguese 6: Introduction to Brazilian Literature. D.L.S.A. An introductory course, offered in the context of the Language Study Abroad program, dealing with major figures, themes, or genres of Brazilian literature. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Dartmouth Language Study Abroad program. Dist: LIT; WCult: NW.
Portuguese 9: Writing and Speaking: A Cultural Approach. This course serves as a transition between the basic Portuguese language sequence and upper-level courses. Through a selective review of grammar, vocabulary-building exercises, and readings and discussion of contemporary topics affecting the Portuguese-speaking world, students will develop their ability to write and speak clear, correct and idiomatic Portuguese in order to achieve competence in the language. Prerequisite: Completion of the foreign language requirement in Portuguese, or permission of the Chair. Portuguese 9 is a prerequisite for all upper level Portuguese courses. Open to all classes.Dist: LIT.
Portuguese 20: The Portuguese-Speaking World and Its Literatures and Cultures: The Definition of an Identity. This course deals with major figures, themes, and issues of the literatures of the modern Portuguese-speaking world, including continental and insular Portugal, Brazil, Lusophone Africa and Asia, and Luso-America. The course will also present different techniques of critical reading and interpretation and their relevance to the study of specific works. Reading selections will be drawn from different genres and periods, and will be supplemented by film, music, and materials from the mass media. Considerable emphasis will be placed on speaking and writing skills. Topics will be announced in advance of each offering. Open to first-year students by qualifying test and to others who have passed Portuguese 9 or have equivalent preparation. Portuguese 20 is a prerequisite for the Portuguese Foreign Study Program, and also counts towards the minor in Portuguese or the major in Romance Languages and modified majors. Dist: LIT.
Portuguese 25: Advanced Portuguese Composition. Intensive essay writing workshop with discussion focusing on Brazilian culture. Advanced grammar, sentence structure and word usage provide a framework for excellence in writing. Exercises are based on readings of materials from diverse sources in contemporary Brazilian culture, history, politics and current events. Credit for this course is awarded to students who have successfully completed the Dartmouth Foreign Study Program in Salvador, Brazil. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Dartmouth Foreign Study Program. Dist: WCult: NW.
Portuguese 35: Advanced Studies in Brazilian Culture and Society. D.L.S.A. A course in Brazilian culture and society taught in the context of the Foreign Studies Program. Lectures by local personnel concentrate on contemporary political, social, economic and religious institutions and issues and their historical background. Visits to sites supplement lectures when appropriate. Assigned work includes preparation of short papers, oral presentations and exams, assessed at the advanced level. Students will also write a research paper based on group visits requiring sessions additional to regular classes. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Dartmouth Foreign Study Program. Dist: SOC; WCult: NW.
Portuguese 36: Studies in Contemporary Brazilian Literature. D.L.S.A. This course explores trends in Brazilian literature from the 1960s to the present. Genres include novels, plays, short stories and poetry, as well as song lyrics of literary quality from various musical genres. Prominent themes include, but are not limited to, the socio-political experience of the dictatorship, urban and suburban life, and literature by women. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Dartmouth Foreign Study Program. Dist: LIT; WCult: NW.
Portuguese 60: The Portuguese-Speaking World: Literature and Culture by Period. This course focuses on the study of the most important historical periods and cultural movements affecting the Portuguese-speaking world. It is organized according to chronological eras that are marked by distinct cultural and literary movements. Areas covered are the Middle Ages, the culture of the Renaissance and the Baroque, the period of Explorations, Colonial period, Enlightenment and Modernity, Nineteenth-Century, Romanticism and Realism, the Avant-Gardes, Postmodernism, and new developments in the contemporary period. One or more periods may be selected for study. Prerequisite: Portuguese 9 or permission of the instructor. Dist: LIT; WCult: W.
In 12F, Tales of the City: the Representation of Modernity in Brazilian Literature of the 1930's.
In the first half of 20th century, Brazilian society has experienced many changes along with the process of urbanization. Industrialization, bureaucratization, reification generate new patterns of human behavior, social interaction and political attitude that were often in conflict with "traditional Brazilian values". Literature, the arts and popular music of the period not only documented shifts in urban settings, but also captured what were the reactions to and outcomes of the "brave new world" of the metropolitan centers. Moreover, artistic representation generated a complex discourse on modernity, shaped by aspirations and fears, projections and objections. In this course we will analyze this discursive formation through the study of popular songs, advertising material, personal journals and novels such as Caminhos cruzados, by Erico Verissimo; A estrela sobe, by Marques Rebelo; Parque industrial, by Patrícia Galvão; O Amanuense Belmiro, by Cyro dos Anjos and Os ratos, by Dyonelio Machado. Minchillo.
Portuguese 61: The Portuguese-Speaking World: Genre. This course will focus on the study of various genres present in the literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world: Portugal, Brazil, Lusophone Africa and Asia. Each offering will be organized around one genre or more basic genres like poetry, narrative, drama, and essay. The course will provide students with the appropriate critical and theoretical vocabulary to address the specificity of the genre or sub-genre being studied, through the works of representative Portuguese-language authors in their historical, social and cultural context. Prerequisite: Portuguese 9 or permission of the instructor. Dist: LIT; WCult: NW.
In 12W, The Short Story in the Lusophone World Literatures.
This course is introduced by a brief theory of short stories and the history of the genre in the Lusophone world. A close reading approach associated with literary critical trends directs the discussion on the diverse range of topics focused by the short stories selected. Selections are drawn from the eight Portuguese-speaking countries (Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe, and East Timor) as well as from the former Portuguese overseas territory of Goa (India), the former colony of Macao (China), and Lusophone communities in the U.S., Canada, and Japan. Franconi.
Portuguese 62: Film Media, Performance, and the Arts in the Portuguese-Speaking World. Film, television, the visual and graphic arts, and music have redefined national space and identity in the Portuguese-speaking world. Individual offerings of this course may focus on one or more of the following: film, television and the politics of mass media; theater, performance and performativity; festivals, popular and folk songs, comics and the graphics arts; sports and national identity. Students will become familiar with relevant concepts in analysis, theory, and cultural studies and learn how issues of representation in those cultural productions are linked to their literary counterparts. Prerequisite: Portuguese 9 or permission of the instructor. Dist: ART; WCult: W.
Portuguese 63: Special Topics. Literary and Cultural Productions of the Portuguese-Speaking World. This course is offered periodically with varying content so that writers, genres, historical contexts, or theoretical approaches not otherwise provided in the curriculum may be studied. The course can be offered any term and its distinct content, theoretical or methodological approach will depend on the interests of the instructor. Prerequisite: Portuguese 9 or permission of the instructor. Dist: LIT; WCult: NW.
In 12S, An Oblique Gaze: How Brazil and Hispanic America Perceive Each Other.
An Oblique Gaze: How Brazil and Hispanic America Perceive Each Other. The starting point for this discussion is the cultural category I have called "oblique gaze" (Franconi, 1997, 98, 00, 02, ...), which is the perception of the cultural neighbor next door in the Americas: Portuguese-Spanish America, the Caribbean and Latin America, Latin America-United States etc. This critical concept originally emerged in a study on how Brazilian and Hispanic-American literatures construct images of the other commonly under marks of generalization, ignorance, stereotyping, distrust, antagonism, sublimation ...marks, in short, of inadequate representation of the other. In the present course relevant examples from Brazilian and Hispanic American literatures are introduced. Course and class discussions are conducted in Portuguese. Students read texts in the version they choose to do so. Papers must be written in Portuguese. Franconi.
Following are the texts to be studied during the course (All text, with the exception of *Mar Paraguayo*, written in "Portunhol," have Portuguese and Spanish versions.): "El muerto," Jorge Luis Borges; *Galvez, Imperador do Acre*, Márcio Souza; "Tango fantasma" and "O último tango em Jacobina," Márcia Denser; *La guerra del fin del mundo*, Mario Vargas Llosa; *Sangre de amor correspondido*, Manuel Puig; "De noche soy tu caballo," Luisa Valenzuela; *A grande arte*, Rubem Fonseca; *Los conjurados del Quilombo del Gran Chaco*, Augusto Roa Bastos, Omar Prego Gadea, Alejandro Maciel and Eric Nepomuceno; *Stella Manhattan*, Silviano Santiago; *Mar Paraguayo*, Wilson Bueno.
Portuguese 80: Seminar. This seminar is designed to provide students specializing in Portuguese studies with a small group setting that facilitates in-depth exploration of key aspects of the discipline. The seminar will encourage students to research and explore relevant topics related to the literature and arts of the Portuguese-speaking world and experiment with the application of the different concepts under discussion in new and creative ways (essay writing, short story writing, visual arts projects, performance pieces, etc.). This course may serve in satisfaction of the culminating experience requirement for Romance Language and modified majors with a concentration in Portuguese. Prerequisite: Portuguese 9 or permission of the instructor. Dist: LIT.
In 13W, Peoples and Cultures of the Brazilian Amazon.
This course explores myths and rituals produced by peoples of the Brazilian Amazon, and songs, collected by Marlui Miranda, an accomplished Brazilian musician with a large curriculum of research on the music of the Indians of Northern Brazil. Students will read texts written by Brazilian Indians as well as fictional and non-fictional texts produced by non-Indigenous people. In the course students will also experience the music and dance of the Tuyuka nation, recorded on the three set CD, Utãpinopona basamorî, whose production, under the direction of the composer Marlui Miranda and participation of students, who worked directly with two leaders Tuyuka in residence, William Tenório (Poro) and Higino Tenório (Poani), was completed at Dartmouth College in the spring of 2003. Franconi.
Portuguese 83: Independent Reading and Research. A program of individual study directed by a member of the Spanish and Portuguese faculty. Portuguese 83 will normally consist of a program of reading and research that is not covered in regularly scheduled course offerings. After consultation with the faculty advisor of the project, all Independent Study proposals must be submitted for approval to the Department. Under normal circumstances, no student may receive credit for this course more than once. Students interested in pursuing an Independent Study proposal must identify their topic and faculty advisor, and present a proposal to their faculty advisor and to the Department for approval by the last week of the term prior to registering for Portuguese 83.
Portuguese 90: Honors Course. Supervised independent research under the direction of a designated advisor. Honors students will normally elect this course as the first in the required sequence (90 and 91) for completion of the Honors Program. Portuguese 90 is intended to prepare the student for writing the Honors thesis, through readings in primary and secondary texts, theory and methodology. The course will include periodic written assignments and culminate in a final paper. Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program.
Portuguese 91: Honors Seminar. A prearranged program of study and research during any term of the senior year, on a tutorial basis, with individual faculty members (normally the thesis advisor). A thesis and public presentation are the expected culmination of the course. Prerequisite: Prior admission to the Department’s Honors Program; clear evidence of capability to perform honors level work, normally indicated by completion of Portuguese 90 with a grade of B+ or higher.
Last Updated: 12/17/12