Spanish American Literature and Civilization|
Close study of texts from the Colonial period to the present will serve as the basis for a discussion of some of the major writers and intellectuals in Latin America: Las Casas, Sor Juana, Bolívar, Sarmiento, Martí, Rodó, Mariátegui, Vallejo, Neruda, Borges, Carpentier, Fuentes, Castellanos, Paz, the subcomandante Marcos, and Bolaño. Special emphasis will be placed on issues related to culture and politics. For purposes of understanding context, students will also read selected chapters from works by historians and cultural critics and will see several films, including "Yo, la peor de todas," "Camila," "Rojo amanecer," "A Place Called Chiapas," and "La batalla de Chile."
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CBST-MN)(CIR)(HISP)(LAST)(RMST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, THE ANSWER/LA RESPUESTA
José Enrique Rodó, ARIEL
Roberto Bolaño, ESTRELLA DISTANTE
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three papers, a midterm, and a final take-home exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
SPAN226 is intended for students who have completed SPAN221 with a B or better. Students who have not done so should consult with the professor before pre-registering. Readings, class discussion, and written work in Spanish only. Pre-registered students whose Spanish proficiency is insufficient will be asked to withdraw. Spanish 221 or its equivalent are expected.
|Instructor(s): Conn,Robert Times: .M.W.F. 10:00AM-10:50AM; Location: RLAN106; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 4||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 1||SO: 5||FR: 4|