Spring 2018

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
LALC 200-02 Lusomusics
Instructor: Lila Ellen Gray
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AFST 220-08, MUAC 210-02 and PORT 380-02. This course investigates select musical genres and soundscapes in 20th-21st century Portugal, Cape Verde, Angola, and Brazil as a lens into understanding four national cultures interlinked through a common language, geographical positioning in relation to the Atlantic ocean, and histories of Portuguese colonialism. Working with a wide range of case studies, from urban and popular music genres, to revivals of traditional music and dance, to newly emergent expressive forms, Lusomusics uses musical ethnographies, histories, and sound and video recordings as the materials through which to think about colonialism/post-colonialism, culture, musical circulation, and contact. Likewise, this course introduces students to the analytic tools to think critically about the production and packaging of lusomusics and their histories for international markets for world music.
1500:TF   WEISS 212
LALC 300-03 Pretty, Maidenlike, and a Housewife?
Instructor: Giseli Tordin
Course Description:
Cross-listed with PORT 380-01 and WGSS 301-01. In 2016 a Brazil's right-leaning magazine published an article on the wife of Brazil's vice-president, entitled Pretty, Maidenlike, and a Housewife. Subtly the magazine supported the idea that women do not occupy powerful positions. Instead, they must accompany a man. Unlike this stereotype (objected with a whole of outrage in social media), throughout the twentieth-century, a considerable number of Brazilian authors like Clarice Lispector, Marina Colassanti, Lygia Fagundes Telles, Adlia Prado, Guimares Rosa, Patrcia Melo, Lya Luft, Snia Coutinho, and filmmakers like Fernanda Vairelle, and Klber Mendona, among others have designed other destinies for the underrepresentation of women. Exploring themes like madness, eroticism, and aging, these authors subvert a set of beliefs that permeate the image of women insofar as reinstate women center-stage. We will study how a variety of authors believe that there is an overarching cultural background underlying minority or excluded groups. Therefore, this course aims at examining a broad range of Brazilian texts and films to understand how it is not homogeneity, but diversity, that pervades the cultures of social groups.
1130:MWF   BOSLER 222
Courses Offered in MUAC
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
MUAC 210-02 Lusomusics
Instructor: Lila Ellen Gray
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AFST 220-08, LALC 200-01 and PORT 380-02. This course investigates select musical genres and soundscapes in 20th-21st century Portugal, Cape Verde, Angola, and Brazil as a lens into understanding four national cultures interlinked through a common language, geographical positioning in relation to the Atlantic ocean, and histories of Portuguese colonialism. Working with a wide range of case studies, from urban and popular music genres, to revivals of traditional music and dance, to newly emergent expressive forms, Lusomusics uses musical ethnographies, histories, and sound and video recordings as the materials through which to think about colonialism/post-colonialism, culture, musical circulation, and contact. Likewise, this course introduces students to the analytic tools to think critically about the production and packaging of lusomusics and their histories for international markets for world music.
1500:TF   WEISS 212
Courses Offered in PORT
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
PORT 202-01 Intermediate Portuguese II
Instructor: Carolina Castellanos
Course Description:
The primary goals of this course are to review and study advanced grammatical structures, as well as develop writing skills. The course will aim to further develop students formal knowledge of Portuguese by studying challenging grammatical structures and producing formal and informal texts, such as letters, reports, narrations, summaries, etc. In order to familiarize students further with the cultures of Portuguese speaking countries, the course will use diverse target-language materials, such as short stories, films, newspaper clips, blog entries, YouTube videos, songs, etc. This course is intended as the gateway to the Portuguese and Brazilian Studies minor. Prerequisite: 200 or 201
0900:TR   BOSLER 315
PORT 380-01 Pretty, Maidenlike, and a Housewife?
Instructor: Giseli Tordin
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 300-03 and WGSS 301-01. In 2016 a Brazil's right-leaning magazine published an article on the wife of Brazil's vice-president, entitled Pretty, Maidenlike, and a Housewife. Subtly the magazine supported the idea that women do not occupy powerful positions. Instead, they must accompany a man. Unlike this stereotype (objected with a whole of outrage in social media), throughout the twentieth-century, a considerable number of Brazilian authors like Clarice Lispector, Marina Colassanti, Lygia Fagundes Telles, Adlia Prado, Guimares Rosa, Patrcia Melo, Lya Luft, Snia Coutinho, and filmmakers like Fernanda Vairelle, and Klber Mendona, among others have designed other destinies for the underrepresentation of women. Exploring themes like madness, eroticism, and aging, these authors subvert a set of beliefs that permeate the image of women insofar as reinstate women center-stage. We will study how a variety of authors believe that there is an overarching cultural background underlying minority or excluded groups. Therefore, this course aims at examining a broad range of Brazilian texts and films to understand how it is not homogeneity, but diversity, that pervades the cultures of social groups.
1130:MWF   BOSLER 222
PORT 380-02 Lusomusics
Instructor: Lila Ellen Gray
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AFST 220-08, LALC 200-02 and MUAC 210-02. This course investigates select musical genres and soundscapes in 20th-21st century Portugal, Cape Verde, Angola, and Brazil as a lens into understanding four national cultures interlinked through a common language, geographical positioning in relation to the Atlantic ocean, and histories of Portuguese colonialism. Working with a wide range of case studies, from urban and popular music genres, to revivals of traditional music and dance, to newly emergent expressive forms, Lusomusics uses musical ethnographies, histories, and sound and video recordings as the materials through which to think about colonialism/post-colonialism, culture, musical circulation, and contact. Likewise, this course introduces students to the analytic tools to think critically about the production and packaging of lusomusics and their histories for international markets for world music.
1500:TF   WEISS 212
Courses Offered in WGSS
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
WGSS 301-01 Pretty, Maidenlike, and a Housewife?
Instructor: Giseli Tordin
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 300-03 and PORT 380-01. In 2016 a Brazil's right-leaning magazine published an article on the wife of Brazil's vice-president, entitled Pretty, Maidenlike, and a Housewife. Subtly the magazine supported the idea that women do not occupy powerful positions. Instead, they must accompany a man. Unlike this stereotype (objected with a whole of outrage in social media), throughout the twentieth-century, a considerable number of Brazilian authors like Clarice Lispector, Marina Colassanti, Lygia Fagundes Telles, Adlia Prado, Guimares Rosa, Patrcia Melo, Lya Luft, Snia Coutinho, and filmmakers like Fernanda Vairelle, and Klber Mendona, among others have designed other destinies for the underrepresentation of women. Exploring themes like madness, eroticism, and aging, these authors subvert a set of beliefs that permeate the image of women insofar as reinstate women center-stage. We will study how a variety of authors believe that there is an overarching cultural background underlying minority or excluded groups. Therefore, this course aims at examining a broad range of Brazilian texts and films to understand how it is not homogeneity, but diversity, that pervades the cultures of social groups.
1130:MWF   BOSLER 222