PORT256 / CPLT256
Cultures of the Portuguese-Speaking World through Film, Music and Fiction (In English)

This course is conducted in English and will introduce students to the cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world through selected films, music and readings. In this interdisciplinary course, we will explore how filmmakers, musicians and writers respond to social and political changes in Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Mozambique and Portugal. Topics covered include colonialism; postcolonialism; wars of independence in Africa; Brazil’s military dictatorship; Portugal´s New State dictatorship; evolving national identities; and representations of trauma and memory. Readings are in English and films have subtitles.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 14

Crosslisted Courses:

Prerequisites: None

Instructor: Igrejas

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video; LL - Language and Literature

Typical Periods Offered: Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring