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Postmodern Metafictional Narratives in Contemporary Spain
FIST 279
Spring 2010 not offered
Crosslisting: SPAN 258

This course focuses on narratives that are essentially metafictional, that flaunt the mechanics of narration, that problematize the means and objectives of representation in and of itself, and that thereby posit serious questions regarding truth, meaning, and the limits of knowledge. Our goal will be to see how metafiction, more than a mere literary posture, may be taken as a guise for concerns that are of a historical or cultural nature. The course also works as an introduction to the controversial but key concept of postmodernism, given its intrinsic relationship with historiographic metafiction, this being one of the essential traits of postmodern narratives. The course will try to build a bridge between different theoretical constructions and the sociopolitical reality of a country, Spain, that was considered by many "the most postmodern country in Europe" in the '80s.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RLAN
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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