Code: 51165
Departament: Department of Humanities
Field of Study: Literature
    Portuguese Literature
    Medieval Literature
    16th Century Literature
Isabel Maria de Barros Dias
Área Científica: Literature.
E-mail: isabel.dias@uab.pt

Course Description:
Curricular unit that offers a panoramic view of Portuguese Literature, from the end of the 12th Century to the 16th Century. The main features that illustrate and distinguish the various literary forms cultivated during this time span are presented, as well as its most significant authors. Some specific texts considered as paradigmatic for the period under study will be analysed. Each year teo authors or two literary works will be proposed for a deeper study.

By the end of this curricular unit, the student must have acquired / developed:
•broad knowledge on Medieval and 16th Century Portuguese Literature;
•competence to understand and to read critically texts in ancient and renaissance Portuguese;
•capacity to apply, in a selective and critical way, the acquired knowledge in the analysis of various kinds of texts;
•facility of expression, synthesis, reflection and criticism.

I.Medieval Literature
 a.Troubadour poetry
 b.“Matter of Brittany”
 c.Hagiographical, didactical and sapiential literature
 e.Literary production of the Avis court
II.16th Century literature
 a.Poetic anthologies
 b.Vicentine and post-Vicentine theatre
 c.Menina e Moça, by Bernardim Ribeiro
 d.Chivalry romances
 e.The chronicles of the Portuguese expansion
 f.Renaissance dialogues

Main Bibliography
MAGALHÃES, Isabel Allegro de (coord.), História e Antologia da Literatura Portuguesa I: séculos XIII-XV, Lisboa, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 2007 (Volume I) - also online: http://www.leitura.gulbenkian.pt/boletim_cultural/boletim_cultural.php?serie=HALP (fasc. nº 1 a 9)
MAGALHÃES, Isabel Allegro de (coord.), História e Antologia da Literatura Portuguesa I: século XVI, Lisboa, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 2007 (Volume II - tomos I e II) also online:
http://www.leitura.gulbenkian.pt/boletim_cultural/boletim_cultural.php?serie=HALP (fasc. nº 10 a 27)

Support bibliography:
BUESCU, Maria Leonor Carvalhão, Literatura Portuguesa Medieval, Lisboa, Universidade Aberta, 1990.
SARAIVA, António José & LOPES, Óscar, História da Literatura Portuguesa, Porto, Porto Editora, 2000.
TAVANI, Guiseppe & LANCIANI, Julia (org.), Dicionário da Literatura Medieval Galega e Portuguesa, Lisboa, Caminho, 1993.
NB: Complementary bibliography will be recommended for each specific topic of the curricular unit’s contents.

Workload (hours): 156
Contact Hours: 15

Continuous assessment is privileged: 2 or 3 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a presence-based final exam (p-folio) in the end of the semester (60%). In due time, students can alternatively choose to perform one final presence-based exam (100%).

Language(s) of Instruction: Portuguese.

Contact for virtual mobility students: GDERI/International Affairs - ri@uab.pt