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Code: 51048
Field of Study: Literature
    1. Renaissance
    2. Luis de Camoes
    3. Epic
    4. Lyrics
Isabel Maria de Barros Dias
Área Científica: Literature.
E-mail: isabel.dias@uab.pt

Course Description:
This course unit focuses on the work of the greatest Portuguese writer of the 16th century, Luís de Camões, regarded by many as the core of Portuguese literature.
The course unit begins by contextualizing the author and his work in the cultural and literary history of the 16th century in Portugal, highlighting the Rennaissance and Mannerism periods.
Then it will proceed with the study of 'Os Lusíadas', observing, first, the relationship of the work with the epic genre and, secondly, its specificity as a Portuguese epic. Finally, it will discuss in detail the themes of journey and reward.
As for poetry, this course unit will observe the variety of its forms and themes, its relations with various poetic traditions and the intersection with Mannerism.

Students are expected to be able to:
• distinguish between Renaissance and Mannerism, from the historical and cultural point of view and relate each period with the epic and lyric of Camões;
• feature 'Os Lusíadas' as an epic poem, approaching it to its models and identifying its specificities;
• decode and interpret the broad sense of the narrated journey and the reward offered to the Portuguese in the Island of 'Amores';
• relate the poetry of Camões with different poetic traditions, while identifying its uniqueness;
• recognize the lasting themes of this poetry, such as love, fortune, exile, time, etc., characterizing the specific treatment given to them by Camões;
• develop research skills in order to develop academic short essays.

Within the epic perspective:
• Camões time and life
• Influences and specificity of the Portuguese epic
• The journey in 'os Lusíadas'
• Reward and its symbolic meaning.
Within the lyric perspective:
• The 17th-century lyricism and the renovation beginning
• The continuity of traditional poetry
• Autobiographical registration in Camonian lyric
• Recurrence and diversity in the treatment of love
• Other outstanding issues dealt with by the poet: the melancholy, exile, nostalgia, time and confusion.

Compulsory readings:
Os Lusíadas, qualquer edição, mesmo se escolar, desde que seja o texto integral
Rimas, texto estabelecido e prefaciado por Álvaro Júlio da Costa Pimpão, Coimbra, Almedina, 2005
História crítica da literatura portuguesa, (dir.) Carlos Reis, Vol. II, Humanismo e Renascimento, José Augusto Cardoso Bernardes, Lisboa / São Paulo, Verbo, 1999

Recommended readings:
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
Antologia da lírica em http://www.leitura.gulbenkian.pt/boletim_cultural/files/HALP_18.pdf


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%).

Students are recommended to have previously attended to Portuguese Literature II.

Language(s) of Instruction: Portuguese.

Contact for virtual mobility students: Communication and International Relations Office – gcri@uab.pt