Global Crossings: Brazil and Cultural Dialogues in the Lusophone World (LK4 / B)

Vakbeschrijving Global Crossings: Brazil and Cultural Dialogues in the Lusophone World (LK4 / B)
Collegejaar: 2017-2018
Studiegidsnummer: 5653KGCB
Docent(en):
  • Dr. S.L.A. Brandellero
Voertaal: Portugees
Blackboard: Ja
EC: 5
Niveau: 300
Periode: Semester 2, Blok III, IV
Onderwijstijd in uren
(excl. zelfstudie):
26:00 uur
  • Wel Keuzevak
  • Geen Contractonderwijs
  • Wel Exchange
  • Wel Study Abroad
  • Geen Avondonderwijs
  • Geen A-la-Carte en Aanschuifonderwijs
  • Geen Honours Class

Admission requirements

Major students: pending the OER
Other students: contact tutor.

Description

This course (LK4/B) alternates yearly with LK4/A, so materials and countries/cultural and historical contexts are different.
The course provides a broad survey of the complex network of exchanges and intersections in the Portuguese-speaking world, to help shed light on Brazil in a global perspective. Cultural connections within the Portuguese-speaking world that will be considered might include the cultural links between Brazil and Cape Verde, for example, or the history of migration to/from Portugal, cultural transits between Brazil and India and East Timor. The course will discuss key cultural concepts and a variety of texts and genres (written and filmic) as it explores a fascinating history of cultural exchange. Topics covered might include: the Atlantic as a space of memory and resistance, culture as resistance in colonial and postcolonial contexts; cultural representations of slavery and its aftermath; writing and orality; migration and diaspora.

Course objectives

  • Gain an understanding of key historical and contemporary connections of Brazil in transnational perspective, with particular attention to Portuguese-speaking Africa and Asia;
  • Study of some key authors and texts in the development of Lusophone African national canons and connections with Brazilian culture;
  • Develop critical and analytical skills through close textual analysis of literary and filmic texts;
  • Familiarize students with cultural theories, literary/film criticism and theoretical frameworks which help illuminate the texts at hand;
  • Spoken and written presentation skills;
  • Development of critical and analytical skills (oral and written);
  • Communication and presentation skills (oral and written);
  • Research skills.

Timetable

Timetable LAS

Mode of instruction

  • Lecture
  • Seminar

Course Load

  • 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.

Assessment method

Assessment

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. Other students can do their assignments in English). First essay 35% of mark, 2nd essay 40%, plus class presentation weighted at 25% of final mark.

Weighing

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. Other students can do their assignments in English). First essay 35% of mark, 2nd essay 40%, plus class presentation weighted at 25% of final mark.

Resit

essay submission of approx. 5000 words.

Exam review

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.

Blackboard

Blackboard will be used for:

• providing study materials

Reading list

Reading list will be made available to students in due course.

Registration

Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.

General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable

Contact

For questions about the content of the course, you can contact the teacher:
Dr Sara Brandellero

Coordinator of Studies: A.C. Wapenaar MA

Administrations Office: van Wijkplaats

Remarks

Minimum attendance requirement to complete the module: 70% attendance.

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