Spanish and Portuguese | The Hispanic World I
S331 | 17486 | Professor Estela Vieira


S331  The Hispanic World I  (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S310 or equivalent

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

This course introduces students to the concepts of literary analysis
and the poetics of different genres. We will read an excellent
selection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Spanish-American
texts including poetry from Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda to
Alfonsina Storni, short stories from Horacio Quiroga to Jorge Luis
Borges, essays by José Martí and Octavio Paz, a dramatic work by
René Marqués, and a short novel by Carlos Fuentes. Students will
prepare themselves for upper-level literature classes by focusing on
reading texts closely, asking critical and informed questions of
them, and considering their cultural, political, and historical
contexts. The final grade will be based on class preparation
(readings, written assignments, and attendance), three short papers
(each focusing on a different genre), and a midterm and final exam.

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