Transatlantic Cultures: Narratives of Discovery, Empire, Decolonization, and Europeanization
Explores, through literature, film, and theoretical readings, basic themes of Portuguese culture. Focuses on narratives of discovery, empire, decolonization, the admixture of cultures, and concerns of contemporary Portugal within the European Union. Questions of Portuguese identity during the epoch of discovery and expansion; the Portuguese presence in Asia, Africa, and Brazil; the role of postcolonial Portugal and Lusophone culture within the European context. Taught in Portuguese, translations of readings available. Prerequisite: 300-level Portuguese course or consent of instructor. One course.