POW4382/6930 (section 1D45/1D49) Brazilian Drama MWF 7th 1:55-2:45 PUGH 120
http://www.atribunarj.com.br/frente-fria-chega-ao-estado-do-rio-com-riscos-de-temporais/ INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION
Instructor: Dr. Mary Elizabeth Ginway
Office: Dauer 149
Office hours: Th 3-5 F 3-4
STATEMENT ON LANGUAGE USE IN THE CLASSROOM
Following departmental policy, this course will be taught in Portuguese. Research in language teaching and learning has shown that language instruction must provide significant levels of meaningful communication and interactive feedback in the target language in order for students to develop language and cultural proficiency. The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages recommends that language educators and their students use the target language as exclusively as possible (at least 90%) at all levels of instruction. The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies follows this recommendation in all coursework.
COURSE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The course opens students to the dramatic traditions of Brazil, including tragedy, melodrama, comedy, political theater, telenovela and the religious auto. The class examines the work of the theatrical groups as well as productions of the stage, television and film within the context Brazil’s social and political culture and key historical moments in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
By the end of the class students will
Improve written and spoken Portuguese via class activities and assignments
Learn to classify and analyze different dramatic modes and their theories
Develop a project on Brazilian theater, perform COURSE MATERIALS Works to be studied include: Ivanir Calado Tia Moira (1996); Dois perdidos numa noite suja (1966) Plínio Marcos; Martins Pena, Juiz de Paz na Roça (1838); Dias Gomes, O pagador de promessas (1960); José de Alencar, Mãe (1859); Nelson Rodrigues, Vestido de noiva (1943); Ariano Suassuna, Auto da compadecida (1956); [filme 2002], Roberto Athayde, Apareceu a Margarida (1973); Glauber Rocha, Deus e o diabo na terra do sol [roteiro/filme] available in a copypack: Gatortextbooks, 375-4500, call before pickup.
Other materials works will be found on Canvas, under Files.
Grade Scale and Policies
The grade scale for all classes in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies is as follows:
A = 100-93
C(S) = 76-73
NOTE: A grade of C- will not be a qualifying grade for major, minor, Gen Ed, Gordon Rule or Basic Distribution Credit courses. For further information regarding passing grades and grade point equivalents, please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog at https://catalog.ufl.edu/ugrad/current/regulations/info/grades.aspx.
Graded component 1 Notebook: 20% This is a loose-leaf folder of four short 1-2- page response papers; they may be re-written for a better grade if handed in on time. These should address a theme, theory or interpretation of texts read in class.
Graded component 2 = 25 %
Description: Exams: 25% These exams are to verify that they student has read the material and mastered class concepts and material. Short answer and essay format. The final will be a take-home exam.
Graded component 3 = 20%
Description: Paper: 20% This is a longer paper 3-5 pages on a topic developed by the student and approved by the instructor, showing understanding and interpretation of a dramatic work, using proper form and bibliographical information. Graduating majors choosing to complete will be evaluated based on a written paper and a presentation in order to complete the Individual Student Assessment (see last page)
Graded component 4 =20 %
Description: Presentation/ Performance/Creative Project: 20% Choose among the following: a regular presentation during the semester [about a play’s performance, the life and works of the dramatist, or another dramatic work], or it can be a creative presentation done the last week of class [the performance of a scene from a play, an original video based on a play, or a scene with annotated director’s notes, costume descriptions, and other staging instructions]. Alone, in pairs or groups
Graded component 5 =15 % Participation/blogs
Preparation, Participation, attendance: Preparation you will be asked to write a blog/discussion 3 times during the semester and will be given at different intervals throughout the semester (10%); paying attention, asking questions, participating in discussions, listening respectfully, going to office hours, using time in class to work on project fruitfully, sharing ideas and resources with other students (5%). While attendance to all classes is expected, health and emergencies may interfere. Students must attend office hours and or/ set a meeting to make arrangements for make-up work. Three unexcused absences without penalty. After that a point will be subtracted from the final grade.
6930 Graduate students will be required to read critical and theoretical texts distributed throughout the semester on Canvas and commented on through the discussions tab
Graduate students Annotated bibliography; the presentation will be about one extra play [recommendations: As doutoras (1889) França Júnior [http://www.cervantesvirtual.com/obra-visor/as-doutoras--0/html/ffc9e518-82b1-11df-acc7-002185ce6064_1.html#I_2_]; A moratória (1955) by Jorge Andrade, Eles não usam black-tie (1958), [film 1981] Gianfrancesco Guarnieri,, Morte e vida severina (1956) João Cabral de Melo Neto (music by Chico Buarque); Lisbela e o prisioneiro (1964) [film 2003] Jorge Furtado) Osman Lins; A gota d’água (1975) by Chico Buarque and Paulo Pontes, Ópera do malandro (1980) Chico Buarque or another play/filme by Nelson Rodrigues or Aviso prévio (1987) Consuelo de Castro, and must be tied into critical or theoretical readings. Criticism and theories about drama include essays by Esther Hamburger, José de Alencar, Machado de Assis, João Faria, Fred Clark, David George, Sábato Magaldi, Severino Albuquerque, Fernando Rocha, among others; theory by Aristotle, Antonin Artaud, Mikail Bakhtin, Bertolt Brecht, Augusto Boal and Glauber Rocha. Graduate students will also be expected to use outside sources and for their final paper.
Graded component 1: Research Paper = 30%
Graded component 2: Annotated Bibliography = 25%
Graded component 3: Canvas Discussion of critical/theoretical material = 25%
Graded component 4: Paper outline/Presentation = 10%
Graded component 5: Discussion/Participation= 10%
Graded component 1 = 30%
Description 1: Research Paper 10-12 pages, with bibliography, including 3-5 of the articles in the bibliography, along with 10 others: due on or before final exam date
Graded component 2 = 25%
Description 2: Annotated bibliography; you will cite one of the weekly assigned articles and write a 200-300-word summary for the first 10 weeks.
Graded component 3 = 25%
Description 3: FIVE Canvas blog/ discussion of critical/theoretical material
Graded component 4 = 10%
Description 4: Presentations: the first should be on one mode of dramatic performance or author not studied in class; the second is an outline of Research paper
Graded component 5 = 10%
Preparation, Participation, attendance: paying attention, asking questions, participating in discussions, listening respectfully to undergraduates, using time in class to work on project fruitfully, sharing ideas and resources with other students. While it is expected that graduate students attend all classes, health and emergencies may interfere. Students must attend office hours and or/ set a meeting to make arrangements for make-up work. After two absences, one point will be subtracted from the final grade.
This calendar is subject to change for pedagogical or logistical motivations. To the extent possible, students will be notified in advance of any such changes via CANVAS: ANNOUNCEMENTS.
READING/ASSIGNMENTS (to be discussed that day)
Apresentações; ementa da aula; teatro e sociedade brasileira
Definições de teatro e experiencia dramática: Canvas and Search:
GS: Aristotle, “Tragedy,” Anatol Rosenfeld, “A obra de Dias Gomes”]
O pagador Ato III
GS: bibliografia anotada tragédia 5
Melodrama e o teatro realista
A que horas ela volta
Mãe (1859) José de Alencar
Mãe Blog 2 teatro e comentário social
GS: Faria, José de Alencar; Machado de Assis: “Ideias sobre o teatro” drama realista; Miriam Garcia Mendes, “A personagem negra no teatro brasileiro; Ismail Xavier “Melodrama, ou a sedução moral negociada” Bibliografia anotada 6
Vestido de noiva (1943) Nelson Rodrigues Ato 1
Vestido de noiva
Vestido de noiva
GS: Fred Clark, Impermanent Structures; Luiz Arthur Nunes, “Melodrama and Naturalism;” Teatro Brasileiro de Comédia; artigo Fernando Rocha, “Nelson Rodrigues through the Keyhole” Luso-Brazilian Review 47.1 (2010): 71-88;
Bibliografia anotada 7
Teatro político e o teatro da crueldade
Apareceu a Margarida (1973) Roberto Athayde
Apareceu a Margarida
Blog 3 teatro moderno
Apareceu A Margarida
Paper 3 teatro experimental
GS: Violent Acts/Severino Albuquerque/Artaud Theater and its Double; João Roberto Faria, Anos 70, Teatro na estante; Bibliografia anotada 8
EXAM 30A Takehome due 9:30 am/Papers for Graduate students
UNIVERSITY POLICIES AND RESOURCES
Attendance and make-ups
Requirements for class attendance and make-up exams, assignments, and other work in this course are consistent with university policies that can be found in the online catalog at: https://catalog.ufl.edu/ugrad/current/regulations/info/attendance.aspx.
Students requesting classroom accommodation must first register with the Dean of Students Office. The Dean of Students Office will provide documentation to the student who must then provide this documentation to the Instructor when requesting accommodation. For more information see http://www.dso.ufl.edu/drc.
Students are expected to provide feedback on the quality of instruction in this course based on 10 criteria. These evaluations are conducted online at https://evaluations.ufl.edu. Evaluations are typically open during the last two or three weeks of the semester, but students will be given specific times when they are open. Summary results of these assessments are available to students at https://evaluations.ufl.edu/results.
Suggested wording: “UF students are bound by The Honor Pledge which states, “We, the members of the University of Florida community, pledge to hold ourselves and our peers to the highest standards of honor and integrity by abiding by the Honor Code. On all work submitted for credit by students at the University of Florida, the following pledge is either required or implied: “On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid in doing this assignment.” The Honor Code (http://www.dso.ufl.edu/sccr/process/student-conduct-honorcode/) specifies a number of behaviors that are in violation of this code and the possible sanctions. Furthermore, you are obligated to report any condition that facilitates academic misconduct to appropriate personnel. If you have any questions or concerns, please consult with the instructor or TAs in this class.
Resources Available to Students
Health and Wellness
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Counseling and Wellness Center: http://www.counseling.ufl.edu/cwc/Default.aspx; 392-1575
Sexual Assault Recovery Services (SARS): Student Health Care Center; 392-1161
University Police Department: http://www.police.ufl.edu/; 392-1111 (911 for emergencies)
Any classroom issues, disagreements or grade disputes should be discussed first between the instructor and the student. If the problem cannot be resolved, please contact the (Under)Graduate Coordinator or the Department Chair. Be prepared to provide documentation of the problem, as well as all graded materials for the semester. Issues that cannot be resolved departmentally will be referred to the University Ombuds Office (http://www.ombuds.ufl.edu; 392-1308) or the Dean of Students Office (http://www.dso.ufl.edu; 392-1261). For further information refer to https://www.dso.ufl.edu/documents/UF_Complaints_policy.pdf (for residential classes) or http://www.distance.ufl.edu/student-complaintprocess (for online classes).
FOR GRADUATING MAJORS ONLY, see below: Academic Learning Compact – Department of Portuguese and Portuguese Studies for Graduating Majors Only
Evaluation of written project and oral presentation
Name _________________________________ Term ______________
Class ____________________ Assessed by ______________________
Interpretation and analysis
Demonstrates profound knowledge of the cultural correlates, literary antecedents, and/or linguistic structures being studied; knowledge is applied to the chosen text(s) in an insightful way; provides well-structured arguments or accurately analyzed evidence to support conclusions
Demonstrates considerable knowledge of the cultural correlates, literary antecedents, and/or linguistic structures being studied; knowledge is applied to the chosen text(s) competently; provides acceptable arguments or analyzed evidence to support conclusion [44-40 points]
Demonstrates some knowledge of the cultural correlates, literary antecedents, and/or linguistic structures being studied; knowledge is applied to the chosen text(s) with some accuracy; provides some arguments analyzed evidence but conclusions are only vaguely supported [39-35 points]
Demonstrates only piecemeal knowledge of the cultural correlates, literary antecedents, and/or linguistic structures being studied; knowledge is applied to the chosen text(s) in a hit-or-miss way; arguments or evidence lead only tangentially to conclusions
Unable to demonstrate coherent knowledge of the cultural correlates, literary antecedents, and/or linguistic structures being studied; knowledge is inadequately applied to the chosen text(s); arguments or evidence presented do no lead to any coherent conclusion [29-0 points]
Excellent command of the Portuguese language; near-native in terms of grammar and vocabulary; mastery of stylistic conventions of written Portuguese; free of orthographic or stylistic errors
Good command of the Portuguese language; above average in terms of grammar and vocabulary; shows understanding of stylistic conventions of written Portuguese; minimal orthographical or stylistic errors [22-20 points]
Only moderate command of the Portuguese language; frequent errors in grammar and vocabulary; shows only basic knowledge of stylistic conventions of written Portuguese; some orthographical and stylistic errors [19-18 points]
Minimal command of the Portuguese language; deficient in terms of grammar and vocabulary; written Portuguese is lacking stylistic grace; considerable orthographical and stylistic errors
Shows no command of the Portuguese language; excessive errors in terms of grammar and vocabulary; language errors interfere with meaning; shows no understanding of stylistic conventions of written Portuguese; numerous orthographical errors
Excellent command of the Portuguese language; near-native in terms of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and fluency; presents topic with confidence and ease; answers questions with ease and appropriate register
Good command of the Portuguese language; above average in terms of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and fluency; presents topic with confidence but may falter on occasion; answers questions competently with appropriate register [22-20 points]
Only moderate command of the Portuguese language; frequent errors in grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and fluency; occasionally lacks confidence in presenting topic; answers some questions but is flustered, may not maintain appropriate register
Minimal command of the Portuguese language; deficient in terms of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and fluency; shows little confidence in ability to present topic; has difficulty answering questions on topic and does not use appropriate register
Shows no command of the Portuguese language; excessive errors in terms of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and fluency; language errors interfere with meaning; unable to present to audience in coherent way; cannot answer questions related to topic