Portuguese Language Immersion Study and Research in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Summer 2010
language immersion, Portuguese, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, literature, film
My project falls under the New Directions Initiative to Pursue Singular Explorations. Taking a month-long intensive Portuguese language course in Rio de Janeiro will advance my knowledge of the language beyond the basic proficiency I have already acquired through two quarters of instruction for Spanish speakers at the Ohio State University. It will allow me to explore Brazilian literature and film produced by women, taking my established research agenda in Spanish Latin American women writers and filmmakers in a new direction.