Spanish and Portuguese | The Hispanic World I
S331 | 7799 | Professor Patrick Dove
HISP-S 331 The Hispanic World I (3 credits)
Prerequisite: S310 or equivalent.
Credit given for only two of the following: S331, S332, S333
This course provides an introduction to literary and textual
analysis in 20th century and contemporary Spanish America. Readings
include poetry, short stories, a dramatic work, and a short novel.
The primary goals of the course involve learning to: interpret
narrative strategies specific to each genre we will study; identify
and analyze the use of rhetorical devices (tropes and figures);
analyze why authors write the way they do. Many Spanish American
authors see literature as an exploration of its own medium—that is,
of language as it shapes our perception of reality, gives vitality
to our relations with others, and potentially transforms the world
in which we live. We will also devote significant attention to the
historical contexts these writers are reflecting on. Readings will
include works by Darío, Agustini, Neruda, Mistral, Paz, Quiroga,
Bombal, Storni, Borges, Rulfo, Donoso, Usigli, García Márquez,
Cortázar and Donoso.
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