Women's Voices in the Brazilian Literary Tradition





Historically, among the most noteworthy yet underrepresented contributions to literature have been those made by women. In this course we will explore a range of Brazilian Literature created by women. Students will approach works by Clarice Lispector, Lygia Fagundes Telles, Cecília Meireles, Luisa Geisler among other Brazilian women, with particular consideration given to both social context and literary craft. Major topics for discussion and analysis will include power relations and poverty, family structures and dynamics, identity and gender construction, and the intersection of gender with race and ethnicity. Readings will encompass short stories, poetry, and novels by and about these notable Brazilian writers spanning the last century. By closely examining the voices of such significant authors, participants will develop and strengthen their skills in critical and analytical reading and writing, as well as improve their overall academic discourse in Portuguese.

Additional Information

Faculty: Viviane Gontijo
Semester: Full Fall Term
Time: Mon, Wed, TBA