Spanish and Portuguese | The Hispanic World I
S331 | 16859 | Professor Patrick Dove


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

This course provides an introduction to textual analysis in the
Spanish American cultural tradition. The primary goal of the course
involves becoming an active, critical reader: that is, learning to
interpret narrative strategies, to identify literary and rhetorical
devices, and to ask questions about why an author writes in a
particular way. We will look at a variety of literary genres,
including poetry, short stories, a dramatic work, and a short novel.
Our discussions of literary works will also take into account the
historical, political, and personal contexts in which they are
written. Authors include Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, Rubén
Darío, Salvador Elizondo, Rosario Ferré, Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel
García Márquez, José Martí, Gabriela Mistral, Pablo Neruda, Octavio
Paz, Cristina Peri Rossi, Juan Rulfo, Rodolfo Usigli, and César
Vallejo. Assignments include four medium-length papers (to be
written in Spanish), daily homework, a midterm and a final exam.
Note: Credit given for only two of the following:  S331, S332, S333

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