Spanish and Portuguese | The Hispanic World I
S331 | 6116 | Professor Carl Good


HISP-S 331 The Hispanic World I   (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S310 or equivalent

This course is an introduction to the language of literary criticism
in Spanish, with a focus on Latin American poetry, drama, novel and
film.  Our main emphasis will be the experience of close reading;
that is, we will work on becoming more imaginative readers by
developing greater sensitivity to textual detail.  We will ponder
what is specific about literary study, along with other questions
about fiction, lyrical voice, dramatic sequence, narrative lines,
cinematographic narrative, figural language, etc.  Students taking
this course will develop the interpretive skills they will need in
upper level literature courses, as they work on developing greater
intimacy with language and with Spanish.  The texts will include
poetry by Pablo Neruda, César Vallejo, Jorge Luis Borges, Sor Juana,
José Heredia, Delmira Agustini, Leopoldo Lugones and Xavier
Villaurrutia; several short stories by Julio Cortázar, a short novel
by César Aira (COMO ME HICE MONJA), a play by Vicente Leñero (LOS
ALBANILES), and a film by Luis Buñuel (LA VIDA CRIMINAL DE
ARCHIBALDO DE LA CRUZ).  Course work includes two exams and three
short essays, among other assignments.

S331  #6116  9:30A-10:45A   TR  Room=TBA  Professor Carl Good
Room has not been determined yet.  Check on-line in Onestart.

Above section #6116 meets jointly with the HISP-S 331 Honors section
#6117.  The course will be geared toward honors students.