This course is a survey of modern and contemporary Brazilian literature and culture. It examines poetry, prose fiction and film concerning movement and migration in 19th, 20th and 21st-century Brazil. It seeks to question how Brazilian artists and writers have invented novel and experimental cultural forms to represent social and political change. We will review major modern aesthetic movements (modernismo, social realism, the avant-garde and postmodernism) to explore topics that include, but are not limited to, the imagination and space, the regional and the urban, identity and displacement. Works by Clarice Lispector, Machado de Assis, Tarsila Amaral, Anita Malfatti, Graciliano Ramos, João Cabral de Melo Neto, Sérgio Sant’Anna, Caetano Veloso, and others.