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Module

POR4003 : Identidades & Mobilidade no Cinema e na Literatura Luso-Afro-Brasileira Contemporanea

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Fernando Da Silva Beleza Correia Pinto
  • Owning School: Modern Languages
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

In consonance with the overall aim of the degrees offered in the SML, this module aims to provide students with in-depth knowledge of the cultural production, societies, histories, and politics of Brazil, Portugal, and Portuguese-speaking Africa, through the study of films and literary texts that interrogate the making, contestation, and crossing of national, social, racial, sexual, political, and environmental borders and boundaries. The module is taught in Portuguese, also offering students the opportunity to build on their language skills after their experience abroad whilst consolidating their ability to analyse a variety of cultural forms, particularly film and literature.

Outline Of Syllabus

In this module students will examine a variety of modern and contemporary films and literary texts from the Portuguese-speaking world, exploring interdisciplinary connections between film, literature, colonial and postcolonial history, social movements, politics and ecology. The introduction to the module will provide important contextual information and will familiarize the students with key concepts and debates within Luso-Afro-Brazilian studies. It will be followed by interrelated sections, each one focusing on the making, contestation, and crossing of particular borders, boundaries, and/or liminal spaces. Topics to be covered may include: national, transnational and postnational identities; race, class, gender, and mobility; colonial legacies, postcolonial diasporas and urban identities; environment, ecology and resistance. The materials have been chosen to encourage students to reflect critically on the intersections of culture, history, and politics that shape the Portuguese-speaking world, developing the students' understanding of its complex fabric and contemporary cultural production.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable