Brazilian Studies and Portuguese
The Center, which began as the first Institute of Brazilian Studies in the United States in 1947, maintains its historic ties to Brazil and strength in Portuguese. The College currently has 3 positions in Portuguese (Earl Fitz, Emmanuelle Oliveira, Marcio Bahia), with several professors of Spanish actively engaging in comparative Brazilian work. We have an additional 5 full-time, tenured or tenure-track Brazilianists (Marshall Eakin, Jane Landers and Celso Castilho in History; Beth Conklin in Anthropology). In addition, the Owen School of Management keeps close ties to the Universidade de São Paulo (USP) and regularly hosts groups of students from USP and there are several projects focused on Brazil based in the Medical School.
Portuguese Language and Brazilian Culture Summer Program in São Paulo
This intensive academic program is organized by Tulane, Vanderbilt, and Emory universities with the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP). The program is open to both graduates and undergraduates and is eligible for students with Summer FLAS fellowships. Students have the opportunity to earn 6-7 credits and will take one Portuguese language course (two levels are offered) taught by PUC-SP faculty, and a Brazilian culture course taught by Tulane/Vanderbilt and/or Emory faculty. This year the program will be directed by Emanuelle Oliveria-Monte, Associate Professor of Luso-Brazilian Literature at Vanderbilt.
Most students stay with host families in São Paulo for a total Portuguese immersion experience. São Paulo, the largest metropolis in South America, is an exciting center for fine arts, theater, music and cultural life. This city is a medley of Brazilians from the country’s 26 states and from multiple ethnic groups, which makes for an exciting mix of traditions and fabulous food on every street.
Program Eligibility and Credits:
Student applicants must be in good academic standing and have at least a current cumulative grade point average of 2.5. At least one semester/course of Portuguese language is required. Non-Tulane students are welcome to apply, but should confirm with their home university that their credits will transfer. All students enroll in two courses for a total of 6-7 credits.
The cost of the six-week program is $6,500:
$1,700 for housing, meals, and activities
$4,800 for tuition
The program cost includes 6-7 Tulane credits (transferable to Vanderbilt), Brazilian family home stays, one meal per day, medical insurance, and specialized group tours and excursions. Airfare, incidental costs, registration fee with Federal Police of Brazil (approximately $120.00), and extra meals and expenses are not included in the program cost.
Application: For further information and an application visit: http://stonecenter.tulane.edu/pages/detail/315/Summer-in-Brazil-2013 or contact Laura Wise at 504.862.8629.
Note: Application Deadline is March 1, 2013, no later than 5pm. Application fee can be waived for FLAS Fellowship applicants. Contact Laura Wise for more information.
2013 Dates: June 15- July 26
For information on other Portuguese language Summer 2013 programs, please see: http://claspprograms.org/pages/detail/30
BRAZILIAN STUDIES WORKING GROUP
Faculty from the Departments of Spanish & Portuguese, History, Anthropology, and Latin American Studies comprise the core members of the Brazilian Studies Working Group. The group met five times during the last academic year, and with support from CLAS helped organize the visit of three renowned scholars: Rafael Marquese of the University of São Paulo, Walter Moser of the University of Ottawa, and Luis Nicolau Parés of the Federal University of Bahia. The group also revived “Brazil Week” at Vanderbilt, led by Márcio Bahia and Isleide Zissimos.
One focus of the Brazilian Studies Working Group for the 2011-12 year will be discussing the “Inter-American” concept as an organizing principle for our continued explorations of Brazilian history, literature, culture, politics, and economics. Elaborated by Earl Fitz, this concept promotes an integrated approach to Brazilian studies, considering the field from a hemispheric perspective.