Spanish American Literature and Civilization|
A 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.
By introducing students to a number of important texts written by writers
and intellectuals from across the centuries, this course enables students
to develop a broad understanding of the issues that have been of concern
in the area of cultural production in Latin America. Close reading
(interpretation) of texts will be emphasized in the light of these
concerns and students will have the opportunity to hone their writing
skills in Spanish by producing several essays. Students will also be
expected to participate in class discussion.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||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: |
SPAN 226 is intended for students who have completed at least SPAN 221 or the equivalent 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.
|Instructor(s): Conn,Robert T. Times: .M.W.F. 11:00AM-11:50AM; Location: FISK412; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 4||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 6||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 1||SO: 5||FR: 4|