MSSU Brazil Semester

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After Independence: Writings of the 19th Century

1:00 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010
Phelps Theater in Beimdick Recreation Center
Admission: free

Following independence from Portugal in the 1820s, Brazilian literature edged away from colonial interests toward writings more reflective of regional and national matters. Although Brazilian literature in the 1800s often revealed the influence of the European movements of Romanticism and Realism, writings also probed the conditions of a newly independent nation and its indigenous peoples. Readings (in English) by faculty from Missouri Southern’s English department will offer compelling examples of Brazilian literature of the period.

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New Directions: Earlier 20th Century Literature

8:00 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010
Phelps Theater in Beimdick Recreation Center
Admission: free

The 1920s saw a dramatic change in Brazilian literature that stemmed from significant cultural, political, and artistic events. Shifting away from literary trends of the past, Brazilian literature saw its own special form of Modernism emerge, which both intersected with and departed from the European versions. Faculty from the English department will read (in English) selected examples of intriguing Brazilian literature of the period.

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Readings from Contemporary Egyptian Literature 

2:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010
Phelps Theater in Beimdick Recreation Center
Admission: free

In the latter part of the 1900s, Brazilian writers brought important innovations and experimental approaches to their work, along with social consciousness. Many writers today explore urban life in its multiple facets, a departure from earlier literature with its strong rural emphasis. Readings of this literature (in English) by faculty from the English department will offer a glimpse into these diverse writings.

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