Portuguese Literature and Culture – Contemporary Times
Cod: 51149
Department: DH
Scientific area: Portuguese Literature and Culture
Total working hours: 156
Total contact time: 0

On this curricular unit, we will discuss two main issues of the second half of the 20th century – the colonial war and the end of the Portuguese empire.


At the end of the semester, students must be able to:

  • recognize how important these issues are on Portuguese national identity;
  • identify the ways these issues were expressed in Portuguese literature.

  • The colonial war
  • The end of the portuguese empire

  • Fiction: see 3.3.5
  • Theoretical bibliography


Continuous assessment is privileged: 2 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a final digital test, Global e-folio (e-folio G) at the end of the semester (60%). In due time, students can alternatively choose to perform one final exam (100%).