Spanish and Portuguese | The Hispanic World I
S331 | 16861 | Professor Emily Maguire

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

This course draws on literature from nineteenth and twentieth-
century Latin America to provide an introduction to ways of reading
literary texts.  As we read examples of the essay, short story,
poetry, drama, and the novel, we develop skills for analyzing each
of these different literary genres.  We use these readings to
examine the role of writing in the construction of identities, both
collective and personal, and we look at the way that Latin American
writers have defined literature’s relationship to politics and

Readings for the course will include one full-length novel, Gabriel
García Marquéz’s CRONICA DE UNA MUERTE ANUNCIADA.  We will watch at
least one film, and will consider the relationship of the cinematic
medium to literature.  Other readings will be drawn from the work of
Jorge Luis Borges, Juan Rulfo, Julio Cortázar, Ana Lydia Vega, Rubén
Dario, Vicente Huidobro, Gabriela Mistral, Pablo Neruda, Nicolás
Guillén and Nancy Morejón, among others.

The final grade will be determined on the basis of participation in
class discussion, written assignments, four short papers, and a
final exam.  Note: Credit given for only two of the following:
S331, S332, S333

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