Writing Women's Bodies: Gender and Sexuality in Latin America|
We will explore the work of the novelists Diamela Eltit (Chile), Cristina Peri Rossi (Uruguay), and Samantha Schweblin (Argentina), among the most intriguing and innovative contemporary Latin American writers. We will discuss a variety of themes such as love, sexual desire, friendship, the body, violence, and ecology. In particular, we examine the relationship between language and gender formation and explore what it means to perform feminist readings.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HISP)(LAST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Bombal, María Luisa. LA ÚLTIMA NIEBLA. Seix Barral, 2005 (ISBN: 8432210889).
Peri Rossi, Cristina. LA NAVE DE LOS LOCOS. 1984 (ISBN: 978-8432230646).
Eltit, Diamela. IMPUESTO A LA CARNE. Eterna Cadencia, 2010 (ISBN: 978-9871673261).
Eltit, Diamela. FUERZAS ESPECIALES. Editorial Periférica, 2015 (ISBN: 978-8416291052).
Fernández, Nona. CHILEAN ELECTRIC. Editorial Minúscula, 2018 (ISBN: 978-8494836619).
Schweblin, Samanta. DISTANCIA DE RESCATE. Random House Mondadori, 2015 (ISBN: 978-8439729488).
Schweblin, Samanta. PÁJAROS EN LA BOCA. Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial Argentina, 2015 (ISBN 9788439733652).
|Examinations and Assignments: |
3 essays of four-five pages in addition to short (up to one-page) reaction papers for each class.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
SPAN293 is intended for students who have completed SPAN 221 with a B- or better. Students who have not done so should consult with the professor before pre-registering. Readings, written assignments, and class discussion will be in Spanish. Only COL students may take this course CR/U. Reading and writing are the best ways for adult learners to improve their spoken Spanish. You will therefore improve all of your language skills in this course.
CONDITIONS FOR CR/U STUDENT OPTION
The Department of Romance Languages & Literatures normally does not recognize CR/U except for COL students. The reason is that learning effectively in another language calls for regular completion of multiple activities over the course of the term, including faithful attendance and informed participation. In our experience students have counted on grades to determine where to focus their efforts. Because of the pandemic we have made the CR/U option available, but it should be chosen only as a measure of last resort. Since a full university credit is involved no matter what the grading option, bear in mind that CR/U assumes students will complete all graded activities including attendance and participation satisfactorily. Remember, too, that the Hispanic Literatures & Cultures major and study abroad continue to require that courses be completed with a minimum grade. If you take your course CR/U, your professor will record the letter grade and the Spanish section will decide accordingly whether the grade is sufficient for you to continue to the next level, to study abroad, to meet the requirement for acceptance into the major, or for the course to count for the major. If you are having difficulties of any kind, we urge you to contact your professor immediately to see what can be done to address them.
|Instructor(s): Diaz,Carolina Times: .M.W... 07:10PM-08:30PM; Location: ONLINE; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 8||FR: 10|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 1||1st Ranked: 0||2nd Ranked: 0||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 1|