Literature of the Lusophone World

Literature of the Lusophone World
Authors from the eight nations whose official language is Portuguese, plus former colonies and present regions of important Portuguese influence. These include Luso-American and Azorean writers, as well as authors from East Timor (formerly Indonesia), Goa (India), and Macau (China).
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPORT 339
 TaughtFall Contact Department, Winter Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining PORT 462R
Course Outcomes

Literary Analysis

Understand and properly apply the tools of literary analysis, as well as critical and philosophical concepts which may apply to Lusophone literary texts.

Aesthetic Constructs, Genres, and Context

Recognize aesthetic constructs, genre differences and similarities, ideological trends, and historical contexts.


Write essays in Portuguese, including one final research paper, that demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the use of language and literary criticism.

Literary Study Skills

Develop the habits and skills for Portuguese literary study that inspire continued learning.