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Contemporary Brazilian Culture

Code 12326
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area História das Culturas
Entry requirements To be fluent in Portuguese language
Mode of delivery - Lessons of practical-theoretical nature. - Sessions of tutorial guidance.
Work placements Not applicable.
Learning outcomes - Problematize the term a quo of the Brazilian cultural contemporaneity.
- Know the geographical and historical causes of the diversity and the cultural strength of contemporary Brazilian cultural reality.
- Identify the popular and classical components of the various areas of contemporary Brazilian culture.
- Know the main trends of Brazilian contemporary artistic and literary manifestations.
- Know the great names of contemporary Brazilian culture.
- Prepare students for performing an original monograph in this area of knowledge in progressive regime autonomy of scientific research.
Syllabus 1. Problematization of the term a quo of the Brazilian cultural contemporaneity.
2. Geographical and historical causes of the diversity and cultural strength of contemporary Brazilian cultural reality.
3. Popular components of the various areas of contemporary Brazilian culture.
4. Erudite components of the various areas of contemporary Brazilian culture.
5. Major trends and names of contemporary Brazilian literature and theater.
6. Major trends and names of contemporary Brazilian music and dance.
7. Major trends and names of contemporary Brazilian art.
8. Major trends and names of contemporary Brazilian cinematography and photography. The national and international media success of the Brazilian soap opera.
9. Major trends and names of contemporary Brazilian architecture.
Main Bibliography CASCUDO, Luís da Câmara, Dicionário do Folclore Brasileiro, S. Paulo, Global Editora, 2000.
COUTO, Jorge, A Construção do Brasil: Ameríndios, Portugueses e Africanos, do Início do Povoamento a Finais de Quinhentos, Lisboa, Cosmos, 1998.
MOISÉS, Massaud, História da Literatura Brasileira, vol. 5, O Modernismo, S. Paulo, Cultrix, 1989.
SANTOS, Milton, e SILVEIRA, Maria Laura, O Brasil. Território e Sociedade no Início do Século XXI, RJ, Record, 2001.
SARAIVA, Arnaldo, Conversas com Escritores Brasileiros, Porto, Edição do Congresso Portugal – Brasil, 2000.
SENA, Jorge de, Estudos de Cultura e Literatura Brasileira, Lisboa, Ed. 70, 1988.
VIEIRA, Cristina, OSÓRIO, Paulo e MANSO, José (Eds.), Portugal - Brasil - África: Relações Históricas, Literárias e Cinematográficas, Covilhã, Serviços Gráficos da UBI, 2014.
ZÍLIO, Carlos, LAFETÁ, João Luiz e LEITE, Lígia Chiappini, O Nacional e o Popular na Cultura Brasileira: Artes Plásticas e Literatura, S. Paulo, Brasiliense, 1983.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Theoric and pratical seminars, with lecture and discuss of diversal materials. The developemment of critical sense and autonomical studie of the documents adopted in seminars is crucial in this class.
The criteria of the evaluatin had been previously discussed with students, and it includes ,the making of one monographie (15 values) and its oral presentation (3 values), with the guiding support in class from the teacher about data aborded in the syllabus. It is counted also the active participation of students in classes (2 values maximum). The oral presentation and evaluation of the monohraphie will be made at the last lesson of the semester (12 January 2022).
The student has the possibility of present in exam one of his monographies, reelaborated.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-11-04

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