SEM: BRASIL PROFUNDO

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2019
Subject Name: 
Portuguese
Course Number: 
381
Institution: 
Smith College
Topics course: This course addresses diverse modes of representing nature and the environment in Brazil, from the pre-colonial period to the present. Drawing upon visual arts, film, poetry, fiction and non-fiction, we will consider mytho-poetic accounts of the creation of the land, colonial accounts of flora, fauna and plantation agriculture, 19th-century scientific expeditions, Romantic and Modernist associations of nature and national identity, rural social movements and ideas of rural authenticity, and global orientations of contemporary “earth art” and “eco-poetry.” Deepening our understanding of the diversity of Brazilian landscapes and ecologies and historical forces that have shaped them, we will consider ways in which gender, class, ethnicity and ideology are implicated in different paradigms of environmental representation. Course conducted in Portuguese. Enrollment limited to 14.
Comments: 
Instructor Permission. Not open to first-years, sophomores
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
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Schedule #: 
30408-S19

Course Sections

SEM: BRASIL PROFUNDO
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Malcolm McNee mmcnee@smith.edu MW 01:10-02:30 HATFLD 201