Course taught in Portuguese
In exploring the persistence of a history of conquest and exchange in Brazil, this course investigates the interconnections and cross-fertilizations that have endured to diversify this country’s distinctly original national cultures. In so doing, it uses the impacts of European colonialism in the Americas and Africa as a springboard for understanding Brazil’s regional specificity. While there will be moments in the course that recall a distant past, others will shed light on a present that both resembles and stands apart from much of Spanish and North America. Throughout the course, the literature that we will be examining will find echoes in in the country’s rich history.