Portuguese 24, Section 1
Brazil's Greatest Hits: An Introduction to Brazilian History, Literature, and Culture (1 unit, P/NP)
Professor Candace Slater
Tuesday 1:00-2:00, 180 Barrows Hall, Class number: 19514
This seminar offers a description of Brazil–a vast and varied country–through some of its major literary and artistic expressions. It provides a sense of roots for some of the challenges that Brazil is currently facing as well as a notion of its shifting identities. The title "Hello Brazil" comes from a celebrated film about cultural and economic change. Of special interest to students interested in Latin America but open to all.
Candace Slater teaches Brazilian literature and culture, as well as courses on the Amazon, in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. She has a secondary affiliation with the Energy and Resources Group. She is the author of seven books and many articles and has traveled widely throughout Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula.
Faculty web site: http://spanish-portuguese.berkeley.edu/our-faculty/
|"Not only do you get to learn about a rich culture like the Brazilian culture, but you get to question your own ideas of your own culture." - student in Fall 2014 seminar|
"...Many of us looked forward to coming to class, wanting to participate and learn from our professor and one another." - student in spring 2012 seminar
From fall 2013 seminar:
• Students should definitely take this course because it’s extremely eye-opening and interesting and they could very well find themselves falling in love with the culture of this country.
• Professor Slater provided a space for us not to be intimated and yet still challenged us intellectually through our readings and discussions.
• We went to PFA and Zellerbach Playhouse while conversing with a distinguished professor.
• Awesome course. Engaging. Learned a lot about a different culture.