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Modern Portuguese Literature

Code 12355
Year 3
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Literaturas
Entry requirements Be fluent in Portuguese language..
Mode of delivery Lessons of practical-theoretical nature.
Work placements It doesn't apply.
Learning outcomes Analyze Portuguese literature from modern period.
By the end of the semester, the student must be able to:
- know the concepts of modernity and modernism;
- develop critical thinking in relation to the literary establishment;
- characterize the literary trends embraced by modernity and by modernism;
- recognize the main writers and magazines aggregators of Portuguese modernism;
- analyze poetry and prose of literary modernity in Portugal.
Syllabus 1. Modernity and Modernism: conceptualization and distinction. Definition of "modernity". Problematization of the distinction 'classic' and 'modern';
2. The poetry of Cesario Verde: genesis, reception nineteenth century, ideological and aesthetic-coordinate analysis of selected poems;
3. Symbolism: characterization, sources of Portuguese symbolism; main figures and texts, the importance of the Symbolist trend in Portuguese literary scene;
3.1. Raul Brandão's novel: «Os Pobres»;
3.2. The poetry of Camilo Pessanha: «Clepsidra»;
4. The First Portuguese Modernism: continuities and rupture in relation to Symbolism. Periodization and characterization aesthetic-ideological. Genesis of «Orpheus». Tutelary figures and major works.
4.1. Poetry of Fernando Pessoa.
5. The second Portuguese Modernism: the generation of «Presença». Periodization and aesthetic and ideological trends. Reference works and authors. Orthodoxy and dissent.
5.1. Poetry of José Régio.
Main Bibliography Main bibliography:
BAUDELAIRE, Charles, O Pintor da Vida Moderna, posfácio de Teresa Cruz, Lisboa, Vega, 3ª ed., 2004.
BRANDÃO, Raul, Os Pobres, org. de Vítor Viçoso, Mem Martins, Editorial Comunicação, 1984.
LOPES, Óscar e MARINHO, Maria de Fátima, História da Literatura Portuguesa, vol. 6, Do Simbolismo ao Modernismo, Lisboa, Alfa, 2004.
PESSANHA, Camilo, Clepsidra e Outros Poemas, ed. de Barbara Spaggiari, Porto, Lello, 1997.
PESSOA, Fernando, Ficções do Interlúdio. Poemas Publicados em Vida, ed. de Fernando Cabral Martins, Lisboa, Assírio e Alvim, 2007.
PESSOA, Fernando, Mensagem, com duas notas de David Mourão-Ferreira, Lisboa, Ática, 18ª ed., 1997.
RÉGIO, José, Cântico Negro, ed. de Luís Adriano Carlos e valter hugo mãe, Vila Nova de Famalicão, Quasi, 2005.
VERDE, Cesário, Obra Completa, org. de Joel Serrão, Lisboa, Livros Horizonte, 7ª ed., 1999.

All the other references will be recommended during the semmester.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Theorical and pratical classes. The teacher has always the purpose of obtain the pertinent intervention of students in class, readind and analysing the texts and making bridges between subjets.
Evaluation by two tests (9 values each): 2th december and 13th january
Pertinent participation: 2 values.
For examen must have 6 values.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-10-28

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