PORTUG 472 - Cinema in the Portuguese-Speaking World
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Portuguese (PORTUG)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
PORTUG 287 or its equivalent to prove advanced proficiency in the Portuguese language.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course will offer an advanced-level introduction to the film cultures of Brazil, Portugal, and Lusophone Africa (more specifically, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, and Angola). Students are expected to critically engage with the form and content of each film, at the same time as they acquire an understanding of the historical, cultural, (geo)political, and socio-economic forces that have shaped the development of film in these various countries, in addition to the social issues raised by filmmakers. Brazilian "cinema novo" will be highlighted as a key contribution to world cinema. Notions of "cinéma d'auteur" and "art film" will be carefully illustrated throughout the semester. Concepts related to film theory, the technology of film, modes of filmic production, distribution, and reception, as well as in connection to the semiotic configuration of film, will be studied. When pertinent, we will engage in a productive conversation with other world cinemas such as Hollywood, American independent cinema, and various other European, Latin American, and African film currents.

This course counts toward the Portuguese minor requirements.

This course counts toward the Spanish major as a cognate course (400-level).

Class Format:

This course will be taught in Portuguese. Readings will be in English and in Portuguese. All films will be spoken in Portuguese and West African Portuguese Creoles but subtitled in English.

PORTUG 472 - Cinema in the Portuguese-Speaking World
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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ISBN: 9780231102674
Brazilian cinema, Publisher: Columbia University Press 1995
ISBN: 1860649289
The new Brazilian cinema, Publisher: I.B. Tauris 2006
ISBN: 1259253317
Film art an introduction, Author: Bordwell, David
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