Area of concentration: Linguistic studies
LET 611- THEORETICAL BASES IN APPLIED LINGUISTICS
Applied linguistics definition. Research in Applied Linguistics. Research areas of applied linguistics.
LET 612- DISCURSIVE GENRE ANALYSIS
Conceptualization of discursive genre, rhetorical pattern, textual type and sequences. Theoretical-methodological perspectives of the discursive genres. Critical semiotic-discursive perspective of genre studies. Discursive genres: multimodality and intergenericity. The relationship between discursive genre and teaching.
LET 613- THEORETICAL BASES IN DISCOURSE ANALYSIS
Different discourse conceptions. Linguistic of discourse. The precursors of Discursive Analysis. The heterogeneity of discourse. Approaches in discourse analysis. Discourse and teaching.
LET 614- DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION
The study on the production and circulation of scientific knowledge in print media. Social integration of knowledge: the process of recontextualization as discursive practice. Reduction, expansion and variation procedures that evidence the dynamics of the recontextualization of scientific discourse in informative discourse.
LET 615 – LANGUAGE TEACHERS TRAINING
Overview of the training of first and foreign language teachers. Important constructs in the training process of language teachers. New perspectives in the training process of language teachers.
LET 616 – ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE TEACHING AND LEARNING
Overview of the aspects on language teaching and learning. Language learning styles and strategies. Motivation. Learners’ beliefs on language learning. Affectivity. Identity. Social factors.
LET 617 – CLASSROOM INTERACTION
Theoretical bases of the interactional studies: interactional sociolinguistics. Conversational analysis and pragmatic. Interaction in the institutional context of the classroom. Language and identities at school.
LET 618 – MOTHER TONGUE, MULTILITERACY, AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES
Teaching-learning of Mother Tongue in Applied Linguistics. Teaching-learning of Mother Tongue in different theoretical discourses. Reading and writing as teaching objects of Portuguese language. Multiliteracies and literate practices in communication mediated by new technologies.
AREA OF CONCENTRATION: LITERARY STUDIES
LET 630 – THEORIES OF LITERATURE
The discourse on literature in the 20th and 21st century. Critical theories. Epistemological, theoretical and methodological premises for literary approaches in a contemporary perspective. Literature and postmodernism. Post-structuralism. The Deconstruction. Post-colonial theory. Feminist literary criticism. Literature theories and cultural studies.
LET 631 – THEORIES IN COMPARED LITERATURE
Theoretical premises for interdisciplinary and contextual analysis of phenomena from a comparative perspective. Identification of analytical parameters that reflect the contemporary trends of intercultural studies. Comparativism and the new perspectives of literary criticism, theory and historiography. Reconfiguration of identities and postmodernity. The contribution of cultural and postcolonial studies to the new comparativism. The paradoxes of multiculturalism and globalization.
LET 632 – LITERATURE, HISTORY, AND MEMORY
The study of the approximations between literary and historical discourses. Overview of the relations between literature and history. The current perspective of the relationship between literature and history. Convergences and divergences between historical and literary discourses. Mimesis, representation and fictionality. Literature and history as discourses of memory. Memory and Narration. Narrative in Literature and history. Individual and collective memories. The historiographic metafiction of postmodernism. Narrative analysis: literary, historical and autobiographical.
LET 633 – LITERATURE AND OTHER FIELDS OF KNOWLEDGE
Reflection on literature and the possible interlocutions between literature and other fields of knowledge. Discussion on disciplinarity, multidisciplinarity, interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity. Case studies: literature and science; literature and history; literature and philosophy; literature and plastic arts; literature and religiosity; literature and the media; literature and music; literature and anthropology; literature and dance; literature and cinema.
LET 634 – LITERATURE AND TEACHING
Theoretical approach on the interfaces between literature and teaching. Objectives of literature teaching. Literature theory and literature teaching. Literature, school and ideology. Articulation between the text and the reader in the theoretical perspective of reception aesthetics. Reading and formation of the reader. Literature and reading: aesthetics pre-knowledge and social knowledge of the reader in the light of the sociology of reading. Teacher training in literature.
LET 635 – CULTURAL AND LITERARY STUDIES ON OF GENDER
The study of theoretical reflections that focus on the representation and the discourse from the concept of gender. Discussion on the constitution of the subject based on gender, in the order of language. Analysis of the relations among subjectivity, gender, discourse and power. Literary criticism focused on the articulation of the genre as a privileged reading operator. Comprehension of the space related to the constitution of transgressive subjectivities.
COURSES OF INTERCONNECTED INTEREST
LET 777 – TEACHING PRACTICE
This course aims to provide postgraduate students with teaching experience by planning, preparing and lecturing theoretical and practical classes in undergraduate courses at Departamento de Letras under the supervision and guidance of the teacher responsible for the respective discipline.
LET 790 – SPECIAL TOPICS I; LET 791 – SPECIAL TOPICS II
The approach of current topics in Literary and Linguistic Studies, according to the specialties of the teaching professors. Non-regular offering course, taught by visiting professors or from the institution itself.
LET 797 – SEMINAR
The Master’s Program in Languages and Literature requires the postgraduate student to present a seminar, which content must address the subject of the master’s thesis.
LET 799 – RESEARCH