Portuguese Classic Literature
Cod: 53003
Department: DH
ECTS: 15
Scientific area: Literature
Total working hours: 390
Total contact time: 15

This seminar focuses on the study of some specific aspects of 16th and 17th c. Portuguese literature. In the field of prose chivalry books and the novel Menina e Moça of Bernardim Ribeiro will be studied as significant moments of a medieval line that finds and assumes the authorial “I”. The literary expression of the specific moment of the Discoveries and the resulting meeting of cultures is addressed thanks to the study of historiography, of travel literature and of some dialogs. Poetry is approached from two main themes: on the one side, in its civic function (Sá de Miranda, António Ferreira, Os Lusíadas of Luís de Camões) and on the other hand, in its penchant for transcribing authentic personal experiences, paying here a special attention to the theme of love, especially in the lyric poetry of Luís de Camões. In some moments of the seminar, a counterpoint between 16th and 17th c. Portuguese literature and 19th and 20th c. Portuguese literature will me made.

- capacity to develop deep research work on Classical Portuguese Literature;
- capacity of reflection and of questioning about issues related to Classical Portuguese Literature, taking into account the multifaceted nature of the moment, and the diversity of its literary production;
- research capacity and ability to apply acquired knowledge in a selective and critical way;
- ability to propose well-sustained analysis hypotheses and to develop original work.

A) Prose

I. from the medieval line to the assumption ofthe authorial “I”

a) Chivalry books

b) Menina e Moça, of Bernardim Ribeiro and thebeginning of the novel

II. Discoveries and the meeting of cultures

a) Historiography of the Discoveries andTravel Literature

b) Dialogues: expression and dissemination ofRenaissance Mentality and Science

B) Poetry

I. Civic function of poetry

a) Sá de Miranda: the precursor

b) António Ferreira and his reformingeducational proposals

c) Os Lusíadas, of Luís de Camões: betweenpraise and reproach

II. Lyric poetry as transcription of anauthentic personal experience.

a) the theme of Love

b) Camões and thesinging of Love: imitation and surpass

.a)
Amadis de Gaula – ed of 1519 at: http://bdh-rd.bne.es/viewer.vm?id=0000145039&page=1 ; ed of 1526 at: http://purl.pt/921
João de Barros, Crónica do Imperador Clarimundo – ed. of 1522 at: http://bdh-rd.bne.es/viewer.vm?id=0000149361&page=1
I.b)
Menina e Moça. Edição, comentários e apresentação crítica de Teresa Amado. Edições Duarte Reis, Lisboa: 2002
II.a)
João de Barros, Ásia – Décadas I, II, III e IV, Lisboa, IN-CM, 1988, 1992 e 2001 (4 vols.)
Fernão Lopes de Castanheda, História do Descobrimento e Conquista da Índia pelos Portugueses (ed. Pedro de Azevedo), Coimbra, Imprensa da Universidade, 1924-1933 (4 vols.)
Fernão Mendes Pinto, Peregrinação (transcr. Adolfo Casais Monteiro), Lisboa, IN-CM, 1988
História Trágico Marítima (compil. Bernardo Gomes de Brito), Lisboa, editorial Sul, 1955- 1956 (3 vols)
II.b)
Garcia da Orta, Colóquios dos simples e Drogas da Índia (ed. Conde de Ficalho), Lisboa, I.N.-C.M., 1987
Francisco Rodrigues Lobo, Corte na Aldeia (ed de José Adriano de Carvalho), Lisboa, Presença, 1992
Francisco de Moraes, Diálogos – at: http://ceil.fcsh.unl.pt/projetos-1/dialogos-quinhentistas-1/projetos-dialogos-quinhentistas-autores/moraes-francisco-de

B
Ia)
MIRANDA, Francisco de Sá de, Obras Completas, Texto fixado, notas e prefácio pelo Professor Rodrigues Lapa, Lisboa, Livraria Sá da Costa Editora, 1942 (ou outra edição desta mesma editora), 3 vols.

Ib)
FERREIRA, António, Poemas Lusitanos, Com prefácio e notas do Professor Marques Braga, Lisboa, Livraria Sá da Costa Editora, 1939 (ou outra edição desta mesma editora), 2vols.

Ic)
CAMÕES, Luís de, Os Lusíadas, qualquer edição desde se trate do texto integral. Versão online de Os Lusíadas com notas e comentários de Aníbal Pinto de Castro em
http://cvc.instituto-camoes.pt/conhecer/biblioteca-digital-camoes/doc_details.html?aut=182

II)
________, Rimas, Texto estabelecido e prefaciado por Álvaro Júlio da Costa Pimpão, Coimbra, Almedina, 2005.