Spanish and Portuguese | The Hispanic World I
S331 | 16862 | Professor Carl Good

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

"Memory and the Narrative Unconscious"

This course is an introduction to the reading of literature in
Spanish, with a focus on Latin American poetry, drama, novel and
film.  In this course, we will work on becoming more imaginative and
nimble readers of literature by developing sensitivity to textual
detail.  Students taking this course will practice the interpretive
skills they will need in upper level literature courses, as they
work on developing greater intimacy with language and with Spanish.
The readings in the course will be loosely organized around the
theme of "Memory and the Narrative Unconscious."  The texts will
include poems by Jorge Luis Borges and César Vallejo, short fiction
by María Luisa Bombal, Nellie Campobello, Julio Cortázar and José
Antonio Ponte, a short novel by César Aira (COMO ME HICE MONJA) and
the film, “Memorias del subdesarrollo.”  Course work includes two
exams and three short essays, among other assignments.  Note: Credit
given for only two of the following:  S331, S332, S333

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