The Politics of "Seeing" in Latin American Travel Literature|
Fall 2007 not offered
The course approaches travel as a cultural and literary practice in diverse Latin American works of literature. The objective is to analyze the figure of the traveler in its many iterations, the multiple ways in which the traveled landscape and space are represented, as well as the tension between the imaginary and the real in these travel narratives. We begin with the European colonial movement to the Americas and then address Latin Americans who traveled to Europe, the "Orient," and the United States, ending with travel literature in the 20th century.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
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Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, NAUFRAGIOS Y COMENTARIOS (Selección)
Rubén Darío, PARISIANAS y "De la necesidad de París", "Reflexiones del año nuevo en París" y "Los miserables"
Alfonso Reyes, CARTONES DE MADRID
Horacio Quiroga, DIARIO DE VIAJE A PARÍS
Domingo F. Sarmiento, "Argel" en VIAJES
E. Gómez Carrillo, "Jerusalem" y "Damasco" en CIUDADES DE ENSUEÑO
Roberto Arlt, AGUAFUERTES ESPAÑOLAS (selección)
Eduarda Mansilla, RECUERDOS DE VIAJE
José Martí, Crónicas sobre Estados Unidos (Selección)
R.E. Fogwill, LA EXPERIENCIA SENSIBLE
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three short papers (3-5), final paper, oral presentation. Readings, class discussions, and written work in Spanish only.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
SPAN 271 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.
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