Portuguese Literature of the Expansion

5 ECTS / Semestral / Português
  • Present a diachronic perspective of the most relevant achievements of Portuguese Literature in its connection with History and Historiography in terms of expansion, and their interpretations;
  • Propose updated lines of interpretation of the relationships between Literature, History, mentality and Portuguese Culture;
  • Critically analyze Portuguese works and authors resulting from the impact of the Portuguese Expansion, whether in the 16th century, or in the 19th and 20th centuries;
  • Know the structure of the work Os Lusíadas, relevant episodes and style issues;
  • Analyze the idea of the Fifth Empire in the work of Father António Vieira;
  • Identify several critical positions assumed by writers on the situation in Portugal at the end of the 19th century in relation to the period of expansion;
  • Interpret in Fernando's Message the different moments of the History of Portugal, with special emphasis on the maritime expansion and the Sebastianist symbology.


Professor Associado
João Amadeu Oliveira Carvalho da Silva, professor associado na Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP). Doutorado em Humanidades, na área da literatura…
Invited Assistant
Licenciada em Humanidades pela Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências Sociais da Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Centro Regional de Braga) em 1989, onde também…