Spanish and Portuguese | The Hispanic World I
S331 | 9449 | Professor Patrick Dove


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

Narration and Identity in Spanish America

This course investigates how questions of personal and collective
identity inform 20th-century Spanish American literature. On one
hand, we will examine how Spanish American writers have sought to
define a regional identity, asking what it means to write as a Latin
American—as opposed to, say, a European or a North American. At a
more general level, we will also discuss the role that language and
narration play in the formation of identity as such. In other words,
how does language shape the way we see ourselves, and how does it
affect our relation to the world? We will read works of prose,
poetry and drama from a diverse group of authors from Mexico,
Central America, the Caribbean and South America, as well as short
introductions to the principles of literary criticism.

Note:  This course does not appear in the official Schedule of
Classes but is a new, active section for Spring 2004.

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