LACS 490 - Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Studies Mini-course
Section: 001 Indigenous History and Culture in Brazil
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS)
Department: LSA II: Latin American and Caribbean Studies
With permission of instructor.
Class Misc Info:
meets 2/2/10 – 2/18/10, d/a deadline 2/4/10.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Permission of Instructor.
May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:
Monteiro,John M

This minicourse proposes a survey covering five centuries of textual and visual representations of indigenous peoples in Brazil. Following a general introduction to themes and issues in indigenous history and culture (Feb. 2), each remaining session examines narrative and iconographic elements characterizing each century: 16th-century discovery and conquest narratives and engravings (Feb. 4); 17th-century reports, paintings, and drawings from Dutch Brazil (Feb. 9); 18th-century texts and drawings from Alexandre Rodrigues Ferreira’s scientific expedition (Feb. 11); 19th-century travel narratives and drawings, and Indianist literature and art (Feb. 16); 20th-century ethnography, photography, and self-representation by indigenous peoples (Feb. 18).

The course will be given primarily in Portuguese but final papers will be accepted in English.

Este minicurso apresenta uma visão panorâmica de cinco séculos de representação textual e visual de povos indígenas no Brasil. Após uma apresentação geral de temas e problemas no estudo da história e cultura indígena (2/2), cada sessão enfocará elementos narrativos e iconográficos característicos de cada século: narrativas de descobrimento e conquista, e gravuras do século XVI (4/2); relatos, pinturas e desenhos do Brasil holandês no século XVII (9/2); textos e desenhos da expedição científica de Alexandre Rodrigues Ferreira no século XVIII (11/2); narrativas e desenhos de viagem, bem como literatura e arte indianista do século XIX (16/2); relatos etnográficos, fotografia e formas de auto-representação de grupos indígenas no século XX (18/2). O minicurso será apresentado basicamente em português porém os trabalhos finais poderão ser redigidos em inglês.

About the instructor: John M. Monteiro is a Full Professor in the Anthropology Department at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil and a leading specialist in colonial indigenous history.

LACS 490 - Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Studies Mini-course
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Note: This course will be taught on February 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, and 18.
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