Spanish and Portuguese | Spanish American Literature 2
S472 | 24034 | Professor Emily Maguire
HISP-S 472 Spanish American Literature 2 (3 credits) LITERATURE
Prerequisite: S331 & S332 or equivalent
This course, which takes up where S471 leaves off, is a survey of
Spanish American literature from the end of the nineteenth century
onwards. We will examine major literary movements and stylistic
developments such as MODERNISMO, literary VANGUARDIA(S), and the so-
called “Boom” generation, and will discuss the connections between
this literature and concurrent social and political situations. The
texts studied will come primarily from the novel, short story and
poetry genres, and we will look at how Latin American writers have
understood and transformed each of these forms.
Readings for the course will be drawn from the work of Alejo
Carpentier, Elena Garro, Jorge Luís Borges, Julio Cortázar, Virgilio
Piñera, José Luís González, José Martí, Ruben Darío, Delmira
Agustini, Alfonsina Storni, Gabriela Mistral, César Vallejo, Pablo
Neruda, Gabriel García Márquez, and Cristina Peri Rossi, among
The final grade will be determined on the basis of participation in
class discussion, written assignments, two short papers, a mid-term
and a final research project.
S472 #24034 12:20P-1:10P MWF Professor Emily Maguire
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