Feb 05, 2023  
College Catalog 2022-2023 
    
College Catalog 2022-2023

PORT 341 - Voices from the Margins: Afro-Brazilian Women Writers


This course focuses on the writing of black women writers from Brazil. We will study the history of race relations in Brazil as the framework of the struggle of Afro-Brazilian women against invisibility and injustice. We will analyze a wide array of texts, which revolve around the experiences and the position Black women have traditionally had within Brazilian society and the way they are now contesting such circumstances and roles through literature, music, art, theater, folklore, Afro-Brazilian religion, and cinema. Students will learn about “escrevivência”, the process of writing the experience of the marginalized and the oppressed. This course will be taught in Portuguese. Prerequisite(s): PORT 331  . Spring semester. (4 Credits)