Spanish and Portuguese | The Hispanic World I
S331 | 6121 | Professor Patrick Dove
HISP-S 331 The Hispanic World I (3 credits)
Prerequisite: S310 or equivalent
“Identity and Narration in Spanish American Literature”
This course looks at how questions of personal and collective
identity inform 19th and 20th-century Spanish American literature.
On one hand, we will look at 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 inquire into the
role that language and narration play in the formation of personal
or group identity. In other words, how do narratives shape the way
we see ourselves, and how do they affect the way we relate to the
world around us? We will read works of prose, poetry and drama from
a diverse group of authors from Mexico, the Caribbean, Central
America and South America, including Jorge Luis Borges, Julio
Cortázar, Rubén Darío, Rosario Ferré, Carlos Fuentes, Elena Garro,
Juan Rulfo, Elena Poniatowska, and others.
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