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FS-50211-09Education Programs: Seminars for Higher Education FacultyArizona State UniversityBrazilian Literature: Contemporary Urban Fiction10/1/2009 - 9/30/2010$138,519.00DavidW.Foster   Arizona State UniversityTempeAZ85281-3670USA2009Latin American LiteratureSeminars for Higher Education FacultyEducation Programs13851901385190

A four-week college and university faculty member seminar for sixteen participants on twentieth-century urban Brazilian fiction, to be held in São Paulo, Brazil.

The seminar focuses on five major works of Brazilian fiction from the twentieth century. Through a detailed examination of these works as literary texts that interpret the urban experience in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Curitiba, and Porto Alegre, the seminar will provide participants with a grounding in Brazilian literature. Participants will be college and university professors of Latin American studies, some with a familiarity with Brazil. The latter will have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of Brazilian literature, while other participants will receive a solid introduction to Brazilian culture through major literary texts. Portuguese remains a critical language in the U.S., and both the seminar proper and the language workshop, an auxiliary part of the program, will contribute toward addressing the critical lack of trained scholars in the field. The seminar will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, between June 22 and July 17, 2009.