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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 2014:

T/Th 2-2:50 PM
or by appointment

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.” Forthcoming, LBR.
  • "Mapping the Sertão." Forthcoming, Portuguese Studies.
  • “Ecocritical Thought in Euclides da Cunha’s Correspondence and Writings on the Amazon.” Forthcoming, Hispanic Issues.
  • “Patriarchy’s Traumatic Afterlives: Adriana Lisboa’s Poetics of Silence in Sinfonia em Branco.” Forthcoming, Chasqui.
  • “Amazonian El Dorados and the Nation: Euclides da Cunha’s À Margem da História and José Eustasio Rivera’s La Vorágine,” Ometeca, vol. 16 (2011): 16-31.

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

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Links

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