Spanish and Portuguese | Argentine Literature
S480 | 25494 | Professor Patrick Dove
HISP-S 480 Argentine Literature (3 credits) Literature
Prerequisite: S331 and S332 or equivalent
This course provides an in-depth exploration of the Argentine
literary tradition from the early 19th century through the present.
We will examine the significant aesthetic innovations taking place
within this history, while also looking at how literary writers have
responded to and intervened in important social problems and
political events in Argentine and Latin American history (civil war,
nation-building, modernization, immigration, popular revolutions,
military dictatorship, and so on).
Primary texts will include essays, short stories, poems, a play, a
medium-length novel, and one or two films. Authors include
Echeverría, Sarmiento, Hernández, Mansilla, Lugones, Agustini,
Borges, Ocampo, Cortázar, Walsh, Piglia, Shua, Gambaro, and Saer.
There will also be short critical and contextual readings.
Evaluation will be based on class participation, short written
assignments, a presentation, and two papers (including a final
HISP-S 480 #25494 10:10A-11:00A MWF BH 137 Professor Patrick Dove