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: :Voices from Empire: the Lusotropicalist Myth in Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, Macao, & Others (PTGSE 3050/PTGSE 6050)

Course introduces students to concepts of empire, lusofonia, and the lusotropicalist myth by way of the greatest literary figures of Portugal, Brazil, and the Portuguese Diaspora in their respective cultural contexts.

Physical books at the Marriott Library

Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 situation, the Marriott Library is closed and won't reopen until April 4th at the earliest. That means the physical books below are not available. But you will note that some of them are available as e-books. It may be possible for us to obtain e-book versions of some of those that are currently only available in physical format. Please let me know if there are titles on this list that you would be interested in consulting in e-book format.

The books related to the topics covered by this class are distributed over two levels of the Marriott Library. Bear in mind that if a book you are interested in is currently checked out, you can recall it from circulation by clicking on the Request link (which will only show up if you are logged in through CIS). Some sample titles:

On the east side of Level 2:

DP534.5.S23 2016 The Portuguese-speaking diaspora: seven centuries of literature and the arts, by Darlene J. Sadlier

DP681.A74 2003 Utopias of otherness: nationhood and subjectivity in Portugal and Brazil, by Fernando Arenas [also available as an e-book]

In the compact shelving on the east side of Level 1:

PN56.C63 H57 2008 A historical companion to postcolonial literatures: continental Europe and its empires, edited by Prem Poddar, Rajeev S. Patke and Lars Jensen [also available as an e-book]

PQ9199.A2 Z677 2003 Post-imperial Camões, edited by João R. Figueiredo [also available as an e-book]

PQ9522.R24 I74 2008 White negritude: race, writing and Brazilian cultural identity, by Alexandra Isfahani-Hammond

PQ9900.P67 1996 The post-colonial literature of lusophone Africa, edited by Patrick Chabal

PQ9900.5 .N33 2012 Nação e narrativa pós-colonial, edited by Ana Mafalda Leite

PQ9920.F73 2016 Descortinando a inocência: infância e violência em três obras da literatura angolana, by Roberta Guimarães Franco

PQ9939.K48 U213 2017 Ualalapi: fragments from the end of empire, by Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa, translated by Richard Bartlett and Isaura de Oliveira

Books not here at the library

The library's catalog includes records for books we do not yet own. These records say "MPDDA Click REQUEST PURCHASE to get a physical copy of book. On average requests take one to two weeks." In order to be able to request such a purchase you will be prompted to log in to your library account (even if you are already logged in through CIS) -- this is to ensure that only members of the University of Utah community are triggering purchases.

Even with a collection of over 4,000,000 items the library doesn't begin to have everything. The best single source to find books that aren't here, but that can be obtained through Interlibrary Loan, is the WorldCat (FirstSearch) database.

Again, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, it isn't currently possible for us to process requests for physical books, either as purchases or as interlibrary loans.


More and more of the books purchased by the library are e-books rather than physical volumes. Clicking on the link to an e-book in our catalog will prompt you to log in with your uNID and CIS password, even if you have already logged in. Some titles we have only as e-books:

Anti-empire: decolonial interventions in lusophone literatures, by Daniel F. Silva

Cape Verde: language, literature & music, edited by Ana Mafalda Leite

Colonial wars in contemporary Portuguese fiction, by Isabel Moutinho

Colonialism and race in Luso-Hispanic literature, by Jerome C. Branche

Gender, empire and postcolony: Luso-Afro-Brazilian intersections, by Anna M. Klobucka

Imperial migrations: colonial communities and diaspora in the Portuguese world, edited by Éric Morier-Genoud and Michel Cahen

Lusofonia and its futuresedited by João Cezar Castro Rocha

Narrating the postcolonial nation: mapping Angola and Mozambique, edited by Ana Mafalda Leite

The other nineteenth century, edited by Kathryn Bishop-Sanchez

For assistance

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