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Brazilian & Lusophone Studies

Brazillian National Library

Brazilian and Lusophone Studies examine the cultures and literatures of Portuguese-speaking peoples from regions that include the countries of Brazil, Portugal, Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, and São Tomé and Príncipe.  Research in the department interprets narratives, poetry, theater, and film of the Lusophone world with focuses on national and social identities, Indigenous cultural production, immigrant experiences, cross-cultural dialogues, gender, and memory studies. 

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