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Martuscelli, Tania

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  • Dr. Martuscelli's research is focused on Modern and Contemporary Portuguese and Brazilian Literature and Art, Lusophone African literature, Lusophone Culture, Transatlantic Studies, Portuguese and Brazilian Avant-Garde Movements, Cultural Studies, Decolonial Studies, Identity Studies. Her main interest is on the transition of the avant-garde movements in Portugal, the transatlantic relations between Portuguese and Brazilian intellectuals, and the tradition of the arts and literature in the Portuguese-speaking world.

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  • Modern and contemporary Luso-Brazilian Poetry, Art, Fiction, Lusophone African literature, Lusophone Culture, Transatlantic Studies, Portuguese and Brazilian Avant-Garde Movements, Cultural Studies, Teaching Methodologies

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  • PORT 2350 - Portuguese for Romance Language Speakers
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Focusing on Brazilian Portuguese, this course constitutes an intensive introduction to Portuguese language for those who speak a Romance language. Comprehends basic vocabulary and fundamentals of grammar through practice in speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing, based on the Communicative Approach. Uses different media to explore cultural aspects of the Portuguese speaking world. Recommended requisite: three semesters of college equivalent in any Romance language.
  • PORT 2800 - Brazil: Past and Present
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Discusses contemporary Brazil through the lenses of its literary, as well as socio-political movements. Students acquire a broader perspective of the country's current dynamics based on the formation of its national identity from 1500 to today. History serves as background to analyze literature and arts and critically understand Brazilian culture. Taught in English. Does not count toward Portuguese minor or Spanish and Portuguese major.
  • PORT 3003 - Advanced Portuguese Language Skills
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Consists of an advanced language course focused on current socio-environmental issues in Brazil. Involves reading academic texts of different areas of study, writing essays, watching documentaries, conducting class presentations and discussions and studying grammar and vocabulary in the context of a more sophisticated written Portuguese.
  • PORT 3220 - Latin American Culture: Spanish America and Brazil
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022
    Examines literary, artistic, and philosophical currents in Spanish America and Portuguese America (Brazil), from pre-Columbian times to the present. Taught in Spanish. Recommended prerequisites: PORT 2110 and PORT 2120. Same as SPAN 3220.
  • PORT 4110 - Brazilian Literature
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Focuses on Brazilian literature through the lenses of literary and cultural studies. May address fiction, poetry or the relationship between literature and film. Besides reading literary texts, reading of academic essays is includes. Same as PORT 5110.
  • PORT 4150 - Literature of the Portuguese Speaking World
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
    Examines major works of Portuguese literature and/or Portuguese speaking African literature through the lenses of cultural and literary studies. May address fiction, poetry, or the relationship between literature and cinema. Same as PORT 5150.
  • PORT 5150 - Literature of the Portuguese Speaking World
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
    Examines major works of Portuguese literature and/or Portuguese speaking African literature through the lenses of cultural and literary studies. May address fiction, poetry, or the relationship between literature and cinema. Same as PORT 4150.
  • SPAN 2110 - Second-Year Spanish 1
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2020
    Grammar review. Emphasizes reading, writing, and speaking skills. Attendance at the language laboratory may be mandatory. Department enforced prerequisite: SPAN 1020 (min. grade C-). Degree credit not granted for this course and SPAN 2150.
  • SPAN 3220 - Latin American Culture: Spanish America and Brazil
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022
    Examines literary, artistic, and philosophical currents in Spanish America and Portuguese America (Brazil), from pre-Columbian times to the present. Same as PORT 3220.
  • SPAN 5130 - Seminar: Critical Approaches to Hispanic Literature
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022
    Treats various topics and genres as needs and resources dictate. Gives special attention to theoretical and critical analysis of Hispanic literature with greatest emphasis on contemporary trends. Genres might include narrative, poetry and theatre. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as SPAN 7130.
  • SPAN 7130 - Seminar: Critical Approaches to Hispanic Literature
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022
    Treats various topics and genres as needs and resources dictate. Gives special attention to theoretical and critical analysis of Hispanic literature with greatest emphasis on contemporary trends. Genres might include narrative, poetry and theatre. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as SPAN 5130.

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