Spanish and Portuguese | The Hispanic World I
S331 | 17378 | Prof. Carl Good


HISP –S 331   The Hispanic World I  (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S310 or S311 or equivalent         By Permission Only.

Credit given for only two of the following:  S331, S332, S333

This course is an introduction to the concepts of literary criticism
in Spanish, with a focus on Hispanic American poetry, drama, novel
and film.  Our main emphasis will be the experience of close
reading; that is, we will work on becoming more imaginative readers
by developing greater sensitivity to textual detail.  We will ponder
what is specific about the reading of literature, which will involve
asking questions about fiction, the role of history in literary
representation, lyrical voice, dramatic sequence, narrative lines,
cinematographic narrative, figural language, etc. Students taking
this course will develop the interpretive skills they will need in
upper level literature courses, as they work on developing greater
intimacy with the Spanish language.  Texts will include poetry
selections from the work of César Vallejo, short stories by Julio
Cortázar, a short novel by César Aira (COMO ME HICE MONJA), a play
by Vicente Leñero (LOS ALBANILES), and a film by Luis Buñuel (LA
VIDA CRIMINAL DE ARCHIBALDO DE LA CRUZ).  Course work includes two
exams and three or four short essays, among other short assignments.

HISP-S 331 17378  Perm  1:00P-12:15P  TR  Room=TBA    Prof. Carl Good
Note:  Above section open to Honors students only.  Obtain on-line
permission for above section from Honors Division.  Above section
meets with another class of HISP S331, class #17377.