Spanish and Portuguese | Hispanic Literature & Literary Theory
S473 | 26459 | Professor Carl Good
HISP-S 473Hispanic Literature & Literary Theory(3 credits) LITERATURE
Prerequisite: S331 and S332 or equivalent.
This course will focus on the study of Hispanic literature through
concepts of literary theory. By focusing on these concepts,
however, we will not seek to turn the reading of literary works into
a mere technical activity, but to expand our interpretive
imaginations and thereby deepen the experience of reading. Among
the theoretical-literary topics which will concern us will include
magic, history, the sublime and the unconscious, and the relation of
these topics to problems of narrative, figural language and image in
the specificities of the Hispanic literary context. Our readings
will include a wide range of works by Hispanic American and Spanish
poets and narrators from the early modern period to the present,
including Cervantes, Góngora, Sor Juana, Galdós, José María Heredia,
Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, Rubén Darío, César Vallejo, Xavier
Villaurrutia, Adelaida García Morales, Juan Marsé and Daína
Chaviano. Along with these writers, we will consider theories of
literature in selections from the writings of Plato, Aristotle,
Nietzsche, Saussure, Benjamin, Derrida, Barthes, de Man and
Kristeva, among others.
HISP-S 473 #26459 9:30A-10:45A TR Room=TBA Prof. Carl Good
Note: Above section meets jointly with HISP-S 498 Honors, #17310.