Spanish and Portuguese | The Hispanic World I
S331 | 17482 | Professor Emily Maguire


HISP-S 331   The Hispanic World I  (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S310 or S311 or equivalent

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

This course is both an introduction to the literature of Spanish
America and an introduction to ways of reading literary texts.  As
we read examples of the essay, short story, poetry, drama, and the
novel, we will develop skills for analyzing each of these different
literary genres.  We will use these readings to examine the role of
writing in the construction of identities, both collective and
personal, and we will look at the way that Latin American writers
have defined literature’s relationship to politics and culture.

Readings for the course will include one short novel, Gabriel García
Marquéz’s CRONICA DE UNA MUERTE ANUNCIADA.  We will watch at least
one film, and will consider the relationship of the cinematic medium
to literature.  Other readings will be drawn from the work of
Horacio Quiroga, Jorge Luis Borges, Juan Rulfo, Julio Cortázar,
Cristina Peri Rossi, Ana Lydia Vega, Rubén Dario, Gertrudis Gómez de
Avellaneda, Vicente Huidobro, Pablo Neruda, Nicolás Guillén, and
Nancy Morejón, among others.

The final grade will be determined on the basis of participation in
class discussion, written assignments, three short papers, a mid-
term, and a final exam.

HISP-S 331  17482 8:00A-9:15A  TR  Room=TBA  Prof. Emily Maguire