Victor Mendes

Associate Professor / Director of Portuguese

Portuguese

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Liberal Arts 398L

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Continuation of Portuguese for students who have had a solid introduction to the Portuguese language. In addition to focusing on grammatical concepts and conversation, new vocabulary will be introduced. Greater emphasis will be given to writing. Readings include short stories, newspaper and magazine articles, and poetry. There will also be a more intensive look at topics of relevance to the Portuguese-speaking world, including aspects of social and cultural interest.

Outstanding works of Portuguese literature and culture, with readings, lectures, and discussions in English.

Continuation of POR 301.

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.

Study of a selected topic, period, author or genre in Portuguese literature and culture. Literary texts, canonical and non-canonical alike, are discussed in a broadly cultural context and from a theoretically informed perspective. Focused written assignments and/or formal oral presentations contribute to the development of individual research projects pursued by the students.

Advanced study of a selected topic, period, author or genre in Portuguese literature and culture. Literary texts, canonical and non-canonical alike, are discussed in a broadly cultural context and from a theoretically informed perspective. Students formulate and develop independent research projects exploring theoretical meanings and consequences of literary works and/or cultural phenomena.

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Online and Continuing Education Courses

Continuation of POR 301.
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Study of a selected topic, period or genre from a comparative perspective encompassing various literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world and including, if applicable, other Western and non-Western theoretical, literary and cultural readings. Literary texts, canonical and non-canonical alike, are discussed in a broadly cultural context and from a theoretically informed perspective. Focused written assignments and/or formal oral presentations contribute to the development of individual research projects pursued by the students.
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