An NEH Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers, to be held at Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ) between June 12-July 14, 2006, under the direction of David William Foster
The seminar will focus on five major works of Brazilian urban fiction, basically from the twentieth century. Through a detailed examination of these works as literary texts that interpret the urban experience in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Curitiba, and Porto Alegre, the seminar will provide 15 particiapnts with an important grounding in Brazilian literature. Particpants will be college and university professors of Latin American studies, some of whom may have some familiarity with Brazil. The latter will have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of Brazilian literature, while other participants will receive a solid introduction to Brazilian culture through major literary texts. Portuguese remains a critical language in the U.S., and both the seminar proper and the language workshop that will be an auxiliary part of the program will contribute toward addressing the critical lack of trained scholars in the field.
Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2006. The application consists of completing an online cover sheet which will be available in early 2006 at the NEH’s website http://www.neh.fed.us/index.html. A full application consists of 3 copies of the cover sheet (printed out), resume, and application essay, with letters of reference sent separately.
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David William Foster
Languages and Literatures
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-0202 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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