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PORT 922 01 (13383) /LITR296/LAST392/PORT392
Brazil's Modern Art Movement
K. David Jackson
W 1.30-3.20 PH 207
Fall 2013 
 
Study of Brazilian modernism in literature and the arts, centered on São Paulo's "Modern Art Week" of 1922, from the perspective of the European avant-gardes (cubism, futurism, surrealism) and Brazilian content. Themes include the Cannibal Manifesto and cultural independence from Europe; and avant-garde practices in literature and the arts from the 1920s to the construction of Brasília and São Paulo Concrete Poetry. Special attention to major authors—Oswald de Andrade, Mário de Andrade, Manuel Bandeira, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Murilo Mendes, João Cabral, Haroldo and Augusto de Campos—and artists Villa-Lobos, Portinari, Di Cavalcanti, and Tarsila do Amaral. Includes influential visitors to Brazil, as well as radio, film, and music of the period.