Spring 2010 not offered
In this course we will examine poetic experimentation in relation to the major political and ideological trends that have shaped Spanish American societies and cultures in the 20th century. We will focus on the avant-garde poetry of the 1920s and the resurgence of the avant-garde in the 1960s. Of particular interest to us in our study will be the rise of popular song movements like the Nueva Canción Latinoamericana, its various authors, and their relationship to the new poetry of the 1960s.
Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
We will study the various modes of interpreting poetry as a dynamic form of cultural expression that has profound historical significance and that responds to historical and ideological currents.
Intercultural literacy will be developed as we study how the historical avant-garde in Europe is negotiated, appropriated and recreated on the Latin American continent.
|Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Discussion
|Grading Mode: Graded
|Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (LAST)(RMST)
Pablo Neruda (poetry selection)
Nicanor Parra (poetry selection)
Alejandra Pizarnik (poetry selection)
Roque Dalton (poetry selection)
Nancy Morejón (poetry selection)
Ernesto Cardenal (poetry selection)
|Examinations and Assignments:
3 short papers (3-5 pages)
Final paper (8-10 pages)
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments:
Oral participation is essential. Each student is expected to demonstrate that he/she has read and understood the assigned readings for every class. To this end, students will be required to send two discussion questions and/or comments about the readings to the professor before each class. Students will also be expected to lead one class discussion. Preparation for leading class discussions will be done in advance with the professor. Attendance is mandatory.
SPAN 280 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 preregistering. Readings, written assignments, and class discussion will be in Spanish. Only COL students may take this course CR/U.
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