Spanish and Portuguese | The Hispanic World I
S331 | 8112 | Professor Emily Maguire

HISP –S 331   The Hispanic World I  (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S310 or S311 or equivalent

Credit given for only two of the following:  S331, S332, S333

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

Readings for the course will include one short novel, Gabriel García
Márquez’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, Isabel Allende, Aurora
Arias, Rubén Dario, Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, José Martí, Pablo
Neruda, Ernesto Cardenal, Silvina Ocampo and Nancy Morejón, among

The final grade will be determined on the basis of participation in
class discussion, written assignments, three short papers, a mid-
term and a final exam.

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