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Topics in Central American Literature: Myth and History in Central America
SPAN 277
Fall 2007
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: LAST 277

In this course we study the relationship between myth and history in Central America since its origins in the POPOL VUH until the period of the postcivil- war era. The course is organized in a chronological manner. We will study, in addition to the POPOL VUH, the chronicles of Alvarado, some poems by Rubén Darío and Francisco Gavidia, some of the writings of Miguel Ángel Asturias and Salarrué. The course will end with a study of critical visions of the mythical presented by more contemporary authors such as Roque Dalton and Horacio Castellanos Moya. We will also read some critical readings about the relationship of myth, literature, and history by Jacques LeGoff, Hans Blumenberg, Lionel Gossman, and Claude Lévi-Strauss.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RLAN
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (LAST)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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