Spanish & Portuguese | Seminar: Spanish American Authors
S781 | 3979 | DÁVILA


Topic: The Narrative Worlds of Luisa Valenzuela and Isabel Allende

Professor Luis Dávila
email: davilal@indiana.edu
TR 4:00 - 5:15 pm 3 cr.  section #3979
Ballantine Hall 237

This seminar will focus on the narrative writings of the Chilean
writer Isabel Allende and her Argentine counterpart Luis Valenzuela.
The former famously known for her magical and feminist stories, the
latter equally well known for her feminism and playful-erotic
writings.  Both enjoy a sense of humor, a penchant for political
analysis, and a fascination for delving into the delicate relationship
between history, fiction and the discourse on gender.
We shall engage these issues and more in our seminar.
Texts:     Allende:  LA CASA DE LOS ESPIRITUS, CUENTOS DE EVA LUNA, EL
PLAN INFINITO and HIJA DE FORTUNA.

Valenzuela:  EL GATO EFICAZ, AQUI PASAN COSAS RARAS, AMBIO DE ARMAS
and NOVELA NEGRA CON ARGENTINOS.

A seminar paper is to be assigned.