History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 387: Topics in Global History

HIST 387-004: Brazilian Cinema
(Fall 2017)

Robinson B208

Section Information for Fall 2017

This course will explore the development and variety of Brazilian film, and the ways it has contributed to, shaped, and been shaped by national and international histories and cultures. We'll explore concepts like cultural cannibalism, "new cinema," tropicalism, and the ways sexuality and race have been important to national film production--including the development of "pornocomedies." Students will gain familiarity with Brazil's broad 20th-century history, as well as with the major landmarks of its filmic culture. Students will also develop critical research and analysis skills applicable beyond the realm of film. No previous knowledge of Brazil is necessary. 

Topic Varies

Satisfies the general education requirement in global understanding.

Non-Western Culture

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3-6

Study of historical topics or periods of special interest in global, Latin American, African, Asian, or Middle Eastern history. Notes: Topics announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture

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