Spanish and Portuguese | Readings for Honors
S498 | 10865 | Professor Patrick Dove

HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors  (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S331 and S332 or equivalent

This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Spanish.  This
HISP-S 498, #10865 meets with HISP-S 472 Spanish American Literature
II.  If you are leaning toward literature for your background on
your honors thesis, you may want to consider taking this HISP-S 498

HISP-S 498  #10865  12:20P-1:10P  MWF  BH238  Professor Patrick Dove
Contact Karla Allgood in BH 844 for permission or e-mail

Description for HISP-S 472 follows:

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