The course aims to focus on the nineteenth-century literary in Portugal and Brazil, capturing the economic and social changes that occurred as a result of the Industrial Revolution in the century in which Brazil won its independence. The focus will be on the question of national identity, a central theme in nineteenth-century thinking, which in Brazil also emerges strongly in works influenced by literary currents of European origin, creating a completely new "literary métissage".
• J. M. Eça de Queirós, O Crime of Father Amaro, Porto, Porto Editora, 2011.
• J. M. Machado de Assis, Quincas Borba, Jaraguá do Sul, Avenida, 2017.
Bibliography of critical and theoretical support:
• L.Stegagno Picchio, Storia della letteratura brasiliana, Torino, Einaudi, pp. 142-316;
• G. Lanciani (edited by), Il Settecento e l'Ottocento in Portogallo, Roma, Universitalia, 2014, pp. 109-244].
• A. Bosi, História concisa da literatura brasileira, São Paulo, Cultrix, 1975.
• G. Ricciardi (edited by), Scrittori brasiliani, Napoli, Tullio Pironti Editore, 2003.
• J. H. Saraiva, Storia del Portogallo, Milano, Mondadori, 2007.