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Intellectuals and Cultural Politics in Latin America
SPAN 271
Spring 2009
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: LAST 261

This course will focus on the development of the most internationally celebrated Latin American literary currents of the 20th century: regionalism, the fantastic, and magic realism. With the purpose of analyzing how these literary tendencies became representative of Latin American literature for the world, we will examine the way in which several intellectuals promoted and negotiated a continental cultural identity vis--vis European and American literary movements and editorial markets. We will also discuss the manner in which these literary currents confronted previous cultural tendencies to define their own cultural agendas, and the critical consequences that their politics of literary representation have had for understanding the extremely diverse cultural manifestations of the continent. Special attention will be given to the study of programmatic essays, polemical texts, and contemporary reviews of major works.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Our goal is to INTERPRET literature as an institution devoted to
endorsing, challenging or reconfiguring cultural practices that impact the community.
Students are taught how to negotiate INTERCULTURAL boundaries by contrasting, integrating, appropriating and deconstructing literary
interventions in their historical contexts.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RLAN
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (LAST)(RMST)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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