Spanish and Portuguese | Spanish American Literature 2
S472 | 26427 | Professor Carl Good


HISP-S 472 Spanish American Literature 2   (3 credits)	 LITERATURE
Prerequisite:  S331 and S332 or Equivalent

This course will survey Spanish American literature from the end of
the 19th century to the present, with a focus on texts of many
genres.  We will examine the ways in which Spanish American
literature has developed, from turn-of-the-century modernismo, to
the avant-garde movements of the early 20th century, and to the
period of the “Boom” and beyond.  We will explore the relation
between literature and social/cultural context, as well as
interrogate the many ways in which Spanish American writers have
presented the role of literature in this context.  Beyond exposing
students to a broad survey of contemporary Hispanic American
literature, this course will also serve to develop student’s skills
and imaginations as critical readers of literary texts in Spanish.

Primary texts will include poetry by Darío, Martí, Agustini,
Huidobro, Vallejo, Neruda, Villaurrutia and Paz; short stories by
Rulfo, Borges, Cortázar, Hernández, García Márquez, Fuentes, Piñera,
Poniatowska and Ponte; short novels by Bombal and Valenzuela, and
one medium-length novel by Carpentier.  Short critical readings will
also be assigned.

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

HISP-S 472 #26427 10:10A-11:00A  MWF  Room=TBA  Professor Carl Good