Spanish and Portuguese | The Hispanic World I
S331 | 17302 | Professor Estela Vieira


HISP-S 331 The Hispanic World I  (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  HISP-S 310 or HISP-S 311 or equivalent

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

This course will provide you with a thorough introduction to the
concepts of literary analysis and the poetics of different genres,
while at the same time familiarizing you with Latin American
literature and culture. We will read an excellent selection of
nineteenth- and twentieth-century Spanish-American texts in
different genres, including poetry, short stories, essays, a short
novel, and a drama. This class is an excellent preparation for upper-
level literature courses; we focus 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 (reading, homework, attendance,
quizzes), two short papers (each focusing on a different genre), and
a midterm and final exam.

Required Texts:
APROXIMACIONES AL ESTUDIO DE LA LITERATURA HISPANICA, Friedman,
Valdivieso, Virgillo
AURA, Carlos Fuentes
LOS SOLES TRUNCOS, René Marqués

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