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Contemporary Portuguese Culture

Code 12325
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area História das Culturas
Entry requirements It doesn´t have.
Mode of delivery Theoretical and practical classes and also tutorial sessions.
Work placements Not applicable.
Learning outcomes 1. Developing the ability of analysis of the greater collective moments, and of the most important cultural achievements of the Portuguese society in the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries, in the most different areas, although privileging the Humanities one;
2. Preparation of a short essay showing the student’s ability of conceptualization in what concerns the development of a subject on the Portuguese Contemporary Culture, in particular about the Identity;
3. Adequacy of the previous paper work to the international conference communication format in the Portuguese culture field, providing that the core question, the conceptual support and the innovation or innovations introduced are accurately focused.
Syllabus Aiming the search for national identity and destiny in the narrative post 25 th of April, in which is reflected the returning of Portugal to its European dimension, we suggest the following writers, works and themes: João Aguiar, A Voz dos Deuses - a return to origins; Manuel Alegre, Jornada de África - sebastianism and anti colonial war; António Lobo Antunes, As Naus - the deconstruction of the mythical expansionist Portugal; Mário Cláudio, Peregrinação de Barnabé das Índias - reinventing India by writing; José Saramago, A Jangada de Pedra - questioning the future of Portugal; José Saramago, Viagem a Portugal - the reinvention of the country. Peering Salzarista deconstruction of the myth of Portuguese Africa, the authors and works proposed are the following: Manuel Alegre, Jornada de África; António Lobo Antunes, Os Cus de Judas; Mário Cláudio, Tocata para Dois Clarins.
Main Bibliography BARATA, André Barata; PEREIRA, António dos Santos; e Carvalheiro, José Ricardo (2012) Representações da Portugalidade. Lisboa: Editorial Caminho.
CALAFATE, Pedro (dir.) (1999-2004) História do Pensamento Filosófico Português. 5 vols. Lisboa: Editorial Caminho.
LOURENÇO, Eduardo (1999) Portugal como Destino seguido de Mitologia da Saudade. Lisboa.
MATTOSO, José (1933-) (dir.) História de Portugal. vols. V a VIII. Lisboa: Estampa.
PEREIRA, António dos Santos (2008) Portugal Descoberto, vol. II: Cultura Contemporânea e Pós-Moderna. Covilhã: Universidade da Beira Interior.
REAL, Miguel (2017) Traços Fundamentais da Cultura Portuguesa. Lisboa: Planeta.
SANTOS, Boaventura de Sousa (1999) Pela Mão de Alice, O Social e o Político na Pós-Modernidade. Porto: Afrontamento.
SARAIVA, António José (1982) A Cultura em Portugal – Teoria e História, vol I, Lisboa: Bertrand.
During the semester, a more specific bibliography will be provided.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The lecturer will make an exhibition of about two hours for each of the topics. The practical classes will occupy the remaining two hours and the students will be oriented to sources of Portuguese culture, authors or works, in order to learn how to compose an academic work, which will be presented in class to other colleagues. The written version of this work must strictly respect the scientific methodology of the academic work in the area. Students will also be encouraged to participate in colloquia in which the theme is that of the curricular unit. That said, the assessment will be based on the following scheme:
Written Work (16 points) + oral presentation (2 points) + relevant attendance and participation in class (2 points).
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-10-28

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