PO2A015 Brazilian Literature

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/1/1. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
Mgr. Eva Batličková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. José Luis Bellón Aguilera, PhD. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. José Luis Bellón Aguilera, PhD.
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: PhDr. Zuzana Burianová, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
Thu 16:00–17:40 B2.22
Advanced knowledge of Portuguese and basic orientation in Brazilian literature.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 7/30, only registered: 0/30, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/30
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 9 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The main objective of the course is to offer different insights (angle of view of not only literary history, anthropology and social studies) into the evolution and interpretation of Brazilian literature and nation. Seminars are oriented to comment and to analyses of selected texts and to argue about it. Individual reading and thinking of participants is fundamental.
Learning outcomes
After the completion of the course students should be able: 1. to interpret a literary text as a semantic structure, to apply various historical and contemporary methods of literary analysis to specific texts and to conduct an informed literary debate; 2. to comment and interpret literary, cultural and historical aspects, tendencies and events related to the Brazilian cultural area in a literary text; 3. produce written and spoken texts at a level appropriate to the competences of B2-C2 CEFR, in a variety of areas relating to the Portuguese language and literature;
  • 1. Representation of indigenous people in Brazilian literature. Text: Santos, Luzia Aparecida Oliva dos. „Colonização e relato: síntese e dimensão do esteorótipo indígena“ 2. Representation of black and mulatto characters in Brazilian literature. Text: Ribeiro, Darcy. “Afrobrazilci” 3. Representation of women in Brazilian literature. Text: Castanheira, Cláudia. „Escritoras brasileiras: momentos-chave de uma trajetória“ 4. Short stories in Brazilian literature. Text: Schollhamer, Karl Eric. “Os cenários urbanos da violência na literatura brasileira“ 5. Sonnets and epic poems in Brazilian literature. Text: Bosi, Alfredo. „As sombras das luzes na condição colonial“ 6. Nativism, nationalism and "ufanism" in Brazilian literature. Texts: Holanda, Sérgio Buarque de. „O homem cordial“; Schwarz, Roberto. „Národní podle vylučovací metody“ 7. Realist tendencies in Brazilian literature 8. Regionalism in Brazilian literature 9. Engaged literature Texts: Candido, Antonio. „Literatura e subdesenvolvimento“, „Literatura de dois gumes“, „Revolução de 1930 e a cultura“, „A nova narrativa“ 10. Experimentalism in Brazilian literature. Text: Santiago, Silviano: „Apesar de dependente, universal“ 11. Religious literature. Text: Galvão, Walnice Nogueira. „O hibridismo na literatura brasileira“
    required literature
  • STEGAGNO PICCHIO, Luciana. Dějiny brazilské literatury. Praha: Torst, 2007.
  • CANDIDO, Antonio. Educação pela noite & outros ensaios. São Paulo: Editora Ática, 1987.
  • HOLANDA, Sérgio Buarque de. Raízes do Brasil. São Paulo: Companhia das Letras, 1995.
  • RIBEIRO, Darcy. O povo brasileiro (A formação e o sentido do Brasil). São Paulo: Companhia dasLetras, 2006.
    recommended literature
  • BOSI, Alfredo. História concisa da literatura brasileira. 52. ed. São Paulo: Cultrix, 2017.
  • SCHOLLHAMMER, Karl Eric. „Os cenários urbanos da violência na literatura brasileira“. In Pereira, Carlos Alberto M. (org.). Linguagens da violência. Rio de Janeiro: Rocco, 2000, 236–259.
  • SANTIAGO, Silviano. "Apesar de dependente, universal." In Vale quanto pesa. Rio de Janeiro: Paz e Terra, 1980.
  • HOUSKOVÁ, Anna (org.). Druhý břeh Západu: výbor iberoamerických esejů. Praha: Mladá fronta, 2004.
  • BOSI, Alfredo. „As Sombras das Luzes na Condição Colonial“. In Literatura e Resistência. São Paulo: Companhia das Letras, 2002, 87–117.
  • GALVÃO, Walnice Nogueira. „Hibridismo religioso na literatura brasileira“. Imaginario, 2006, v. 12, n. 12, 369–385.
  • SANTOS, Luzia Aparecida Oliva dos. „Colonização e relato: síntese e dimensão do esteorótipo indígena.“ In O percurso da indianidade na literatura brasileira: matizes da figuração. São Paulo: Cultura Acadêmica, 2009.
  • CASTANHEIRA, Cláudia. „Escritoras brasileiras: momentos-chave de uma trajetória“. Diadorim, Rio de Janeiro, jul./2011, v. 9, 25–36.
Teaching methods
Lectures with class discussion and seminars oriented to reading, analyses, interpretation and student presentations of selected texts.
Assessment methods
Active participation in classes, 1 oral presentation, 1 written test.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Faculty of Arts as Centre of Excellence in Education: Complex Innovation of Study Programmes and Fields at FF MU with Regard to the Requirements of the Knowledge Economy“ – Reg. No. CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0228, which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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