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.

Instructor Bio

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/

Note

Of special interest to students interested in Latin America but open to all.