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Rex P Nielson — Assistant Research Professor
Portuguese

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Contact Information

Office: 3149 JFSB

Phone: 422-2176

Email: rex_nielson@byu.edu

Commonly Taught Courses

Port 339: Introduction to Portuguese and Brazilian Literary Studies
Port 451: Survey of Brazilian Literature
Port 453/653: Narrative Trends in Contemporary Luso-Brazilian Narrative
Port 459R/659R: Returning Home in Brazilian Culture
Port 459R/659R: Mapping the Sertão
Port 461/661: African Literature of Portuguese Expression
Port 601B/Span 601B: Literary Theory and Research Methodologies
Women's Studies 390R: Pan-American Women Writers
 

Semester Schedule: Office Hours Winter 2015:

MW 2-2:50

Vita: Link to Vita

Website: http://rexnielson.weebly.com/

Biography:

Professor Nielson joined the Spanish and Portuguese Department at BYU after receiving his Ph.D. in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies from Brown University in 2010. His research interests include:

  • Nineteenth-, Twentieth-, and Twenty-first century Brazilian literature, culture, and cinema
  • Masculinity and Gender Studies; Ecocriticism; Literatures of the Americas
  • Portuguese and Lusophone African Literature
  • Arts-Integrated Language and Literature Pedagogy in Higher Education

Recent articles

  • “O Pai Provisório: Fatherhood and New Masculinities in Cristovão Tezza’s O Filho Eterno.” Accepted and forthcoming in 2015 at Luso-Brazilian Review, University of Wisconsin-Madison. (30 ms. pages)
  •  “Reorientando a identidade nacional em Native speaker, de Chang-rae Lee, e O sol se põe em São Paulo, de Bernardo Carvalho.” Estudos de Literatura Brasileira Contemporânea vol. 44 (Jul/Dez 2014): 193–222.
  •  “Ecocritical Thought in Euclides da Cunha’s Correspondence and Writings on the Amazon.” Amazonian Literatures. Ed. Lesley Wylie. Hispanic Issues On Line 16 (Fall 2014): 17–34.
  • “Patriarchy’s Traumatic Afterlives: Adriana Lisboa’s Poetics of Silence in Sinfonia em Branco.” Chasqui: Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana vol. 43, n. 2 (November 2014): 48–61.
  • “The Unmappable Sertão,” Portuguese Studies, vol. 30, n. 1 (2014): 5–20.

Degrees:

Ph.D., Brown University, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, 2010
M.A., Brown University, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, 2007
M.A., Brigham Young University, Comparative Literature, 2004
B.A., Brigham Young University, Comparative Literature, 2002


Interests:


Family, travel, handball, crossword puzzles, chess, graffiti art, noir film and literature, croud-sourced genealogical projects, Vicar of Dibley, Klezmer music, Beethoven, Copland, Spinal Tap, Woody Allen



 


Links

Syllabus for Port 339
Syllabus for Port 451
Syllabus for Port 601B