Whether exoticized or debated as a problematic portrayal of national identity within Brazilian culture, the 'Brazilian body' (not just female), becomes a focal point for discussing questions of race, ethnicity, gender, class-poverty and regional identities. Beginning with documents of 'discovery,' this course maps Brazilian literature in context of these issues, questioning what is erotic and from what view point. Ethical implications of the eroticized image are a central concern of seminar readings and discussions. Taught in English. One course.
Latin American Studies 360S, Women's Studies