Cultures in Conflict: Latin American Novels of the 20th and 21st Centuries|
Fall 2015 not offered
In this course we will examine several important novels that deal with social and cultural dislocation in the context of revolution, civil war, and globalization. In addition to the crucial issue of innovation in literary form, we will ask ourselves how the novel represents local and national culture, as well as how it portrays the interconnection of power, gender and desire, cultures in conflict, marginalization, and violence. Works of essayists, historians, and theorists, as well as films, will assist us in defining context.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
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Juan Rulfo (Mexico), PEDRO PÁRAMO (1953)
Edmundo Desnoes (Cuba), MEMORIAS DEL SUBDESARROLLO (1965)
Gabriel García Márquez (Colombia), CIEN AÑOS DE SOLEDAD (1967)
Santiago Roncagliolo (Peru), ABRIL ROJO (2006)
Aníbal Jarkowski (Argentina), EL TRABAJO (2007)
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three 4-5 page papers, in addition to weekly reaction papers. All assignments will involve close reading of texts and contextualization.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This class is intended for students who have completed SPAN221 with a B- or better or the equivalent. SPAN226 is recommended but not required. Readings, written assignments, and class discussion will be in Spanish.
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