Non Major students: please contact tutor.
Mobility, be it migration, political exile, the displacement of indigenous tribes or the afro-Brazilian diaspora, lies at the heart of the formation of Brazil as a modern nation and the formation of individual and communal identities. It can be both a painful experience and an empowering one, such as when we voluntarily take to the road in journeys of self-discovery. Navigating our way through texts from written and visual culture, this course examines mobility as central theme and what it can reveal about other fundamental concerns of Brazil: such as mobility and political protest, development and car culture versus environment, the complex relationship between movement, power and gender, including what happens when women take to the road etc. Texts are studied within their historical and political contexts to help us understand what they tell us about the making of Brazil in a global context.
Develop critical and analytical skills through close textual analysis of literary and filmic texts, with particular emphasis on post-1960.
To familiarize students with key Brazilian cultural theories, literary/film criticism and theoretical frameworks that help illuminate the texts at hand.
Spoken and written presentation skills.
Mode of instruction
Total course of 5 EC is 140 hours.
Hours spent on attending lectures: 2 hours per week x 13 weeks = 26 hrs
Time for studying the compulsory literature/view films/material online: 70 hours
time for completing assignments or preparation classes: 10 hours
Time to write essays (incl.preparation/research): 34 hours
2 essay compositions, one of which to be submitted at the end of the course (approx. 1500 and 2500 words respectively) (Major students: in Portuguese). First essay 35% of mark, 2nd essay 40%, plus class presentation weighted at 25% of final mark.
Resit: essay submission.
the final grade for the course is established by determining the weighted average
Yes. Materials will be made available to students in due course.
Reading list will be made available to students in due course.
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
Minimum attendance requirement to complete the module: 70% attendance.