ROMLANG 400 - Topics in Romance Languages and Literature
Section: 001 Os Meninos e Meninas de Rua: Race, Citizenship, and Abanded Children in Brazil
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Romance Languages and Literatures (ROMLANG)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
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Class Misc Info:
Meets 1/8/09-1/29/09. (Drop/Add deadline=1/27/09.).
Other Course Info:
Course may be taught in a Romance language.
May be elected twice for credit.
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Rackham credit requires additional work.
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Abandoned or neglected children on the streets of cities like Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo have been the focus of recent international attention through films like Hector Babenco's Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco and José Padilha's Ônibus 174. This course will trace the history of representations of street children in Brazil and examine how the subject has appeared in literature, drama, and film from the nineteenth century through today. We will discuss how the issue intersects with historical phenomena such as slavery, abolition, and the military dictatorship — and how abandoned children have repeatedly been the focus of larger debates on democracy and citizenship. In addition to films by Babenco and Padilha, we will be reading authors such as Machado de Assis, Jorge Amado and Plínio Marcos.

ROMLANG 400 - Topics in Romance Languages and Literature
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001 (REC)
TuTh 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: This course will be taught in Portuguese, and will be taught on January 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29.
003 (REC)
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