Victor Mendes

Associate Professor / Director of Portuguese

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Liberal Arts 398L

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A study of fundamental issues underlying literary and cultural analysis, and methodological backgrounds of critical strategies. The course will explore theory from Aristotle to contemporary critical schools like Marxism, Feminism, Deconstruction, New Historicism, and Cultural Criticism. Samples from some of the major genres and works of the Portuguese-speaking world are analyzed. Students write several short papers.

Capstone study of a specific topic, author, or literary period from Portugal, Brazil and/or Lusophone Africa. May not be repeated.

A study of issues underlying literary and cultural analysis and methodological backgrounds of critical strategies. The first half of the course will be devoted to a review of major contemporary critical schools, e. g., structuralism, post-structuralism and deconstruction, formalism, feminist criticism, new historicism, and postcolonial criticism. The second half of the course will be devoted to the analysis of relevant contributions to the field of literary and cultural analysis published in the past five years. Samples from some of the major genres and works of the Portuguese-speaking world will be analyzed.

A study of issues underlying literary and cultural analysis and methodological backgrounds of critical strategies. The first half of the course will be devoted to a review of major contemporary critical schools, e. g., structuralism, post-structuralism and deconstruction, formalism, feminist criticism, new historicism, and postcolonial criticism. The second half of the course will be devoted to the analysis of relevant contributions to the field of literary and cultural analysis published in the past five years. Samples from some of the major genres and works of the Portuguese-speaking world will be analyzed.

A study of issues underlying literary and cultural analysis and methodological backgrounds of critical strategies. The first half of the course will be devoted to a review of major contemporary critical schools, e. g., structuralism, post-structuralism and deconstruction, formalism, feminist criticism, new historicism, and postcolonial criticism. The second half of the course will be devoted to the analysis of relevant contributions to the field of literary and cultural analysis published in the past five years. Samples from some of the major genres and works of the Portuguese-speaking world will be analyzed.

A study of issues underlying literary and cultural analysis and methodological backgrounds of critical strategies. The first half of the course will be devoted to a review of major contemporary critical schools, e. g., structuralism, post-structuralism and deconstruction, formalism, feminist criticism, new historicism, and postcolonial criticism. The second half of the course will be devoted to the analysis of relevant contributions to the field of literary and cultural analysis published in the past five years. Samples from some of the major genres and works of the Portuguese-speaking world will be analyzed.

Study under the supervision of a faculty ember in an area covered in a regular course not currently being offered. Conditions and hours to be arranged.

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A study of issues underlying literary and cultural analysis and methodological backgrounds of critical strategies. The first half of the course will be devoted to a review of major contemporary critical schools, e. g., structuralism, post-structuralism and deconstruction, formalism, feminist criticism, new historicism, and postcolonial criticism. The second half of the course will be devoted to the analysis of relevant contributions to the field of literary and cultural analysis published in the past five years. Samples from some of the major genres and works of the Portuguese-speaking world will be analyzed.
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