Spanish and Portuguese | Spanish American Literature II
S472 | 25493 | Professor Patrick Dove


HISP-S 472 Spanish American Literature II (3 credits)      Literature
Prerequisite:  S331 and S332 or equivalent

This course picks up where S471 leaves off, providing a survey of
Spanish American literature from the end of the 19th century through
the present. We will examine the major innovations in poetics that
characterize turn-of-the-century MODERNISMO, twentieth-century avant
garde movements, as well as the “Boom” writers and beyond, while
also posing questions about how Spanish American literary history
has been constructed. Literary works will be studied in relation to
social and political contexts. This course is also designed to help
students become better critical readers.

Primary texts will include poetry by Darío, Martí, Agustini,
Huidobro, Vallejo, Neruda, Mistral and Pizarnik; short stories by
Quiroga, Rulfo, Borges, Cortázar, Fuentes, Garro, García Márquez,
Peri Rossi, Walsh, and Valenzuela; and a medium-length novel by
Bolaño. Short critical readings will also be assigned.

Evaluation will be based on class participation, short writing
assignments, an exam, and two papers including a final research
project.

HISP-S 472  #25493 12:20P- 1:10P  MWF  BH 238  Professor Patrick Dove

Note:  This course meets jointly with HISP-S 498 Honors Seminar,
#10865.