Fall 2023 Portuguese GU4033 section 001

Language & Queer Brazil (ENG)

Language & Queer Brazil (

Call Number 12805
Day & Time
TR 1:10pm-2:25pm
201 Casa Hispánica
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Joao Nemi Neto
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This course investigates representations of gender and sexuality in the Portuguese-speaking world in a variety of media, such as cinema, comics, and music through a queer perspective aligned with understandings of language and representation. Taking the term “Lusofonia”—a concept coined to designate a sense of cultural coherence shared among Portuguese-speaking countries worldwide—as point of departure, we will investigate how one deals with questions of gender identity and sexual orientation in the Lusophone world.

This course aims at understanding how language shapes our perceptions of gender   identities and sexual orientations. Also, this course intends to develop the idea of Mapping Queerness using technology for mapping language in regards to sexual identities representations.

The idea of inclusive language permeates the discussions proposed in this course. However, it is intended to observe points of exclusion in our daily communications as well.

Therefore, this course aims at discussing these complex issues in regards to gender and sexual identity in Brazil and in other Lusophone countries taking into consideration cultural productions such as cinema and music.

Web Site Vergil
Department Latin American and Iberian Cultures
Enrollment 7 students (15 max) as of 9:05PM Monday, May 20, 2024
Subject Portuguese
Number GU4033
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20233PORT4033W001