Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jul 24, 2024  
Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

WS 229 - Contemporary Brazilian Voices ()

Brazil is a country rich in haunting paradoxes, contradictions, awesome in its diversity and multiplicity with renowned writers, artists, and grassroots activists mostly unfamiliar to Americans. This interdisciplinary course aims to introduce students to selected contemporary Brazilian women writers, activists, and artists with emphasis on the complex web interconnecting and disconnecting representations of nationality, geography, race, class, ethnicity, gender, religion, and sexuality. It is organized around a cultural/women’s studies perspective, taking as a point of departure and returning to the dis-junctures between popular film constructions of Brazil and its people, in particular Brazilian women, by U.S./European filmmakers and representations by Brazilian themselves. Analyses of texts, films, telenovelas, music, and dance will center on fantasies/quests of female subjectivity or stardom in specific historical and contemporary contexts, as opposed to pervasive and entrenched national myths of racial democracy and pluralistic identities. Fall semester. Offered 2012-13 and alternate years. François.