Themes of Portuguese Literature
Cod: 51153
Department: DH
Scientific area: Sem Área Científica
Total working hours: 156
Total contact time: 15

The Unit "Themes of Portuguese Literature" introduces students to current texts that are part of a literary tradition in a variety of styles and genres through two major themes. Textual and  cultural analysis, which slows poetry, romance and drama, will be complemented by an intertextual and compared approach focusing on shared codes and its transformation.

Comparative literature

At the end of this unit the student should be ableto:

identify aestheticprocedures in Portuguese literary tradition and relatethem to previous codes;

comment on literarytexts properly integrating themin literary and culturaltradition.

The curricular unit is organized in two main themes:

1.Female Portraits in Literature: poetry and short story

2.The myth of Don Juan

  A play - A Morte de Dom João de  Guerra Junqueiro in:
  A novel - O Burlador de Sevilha de Gabriel de Lima, Lisboa: Temas e debates, 2003

  A booklet – Don Giovanni ou O dissoluto absolvido de José Saramago, Lisboa: Caminho, 2005

Correia, Natália, 1999, Dom João e Julieta, Lisboa: Dom Quixote.
Saramago, José, 2005, Don Giovanni ou o dissoluto absolvido, Lisboa: Caminho.
Sequeira, Rosa (coord.) Retratos femininos na literatura, Lisboa, Universidade Aberta.
Much of the secondary literature will be available online in the virtual classroom.

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%).

É necessário ter acesso regular a um computador com ligação de banda larga à Internet.