Spanish and Portuguese | Spanish American Literature 1
S471 | 28318 | --
HISP-S 471 Spanish American Literature 1 (3 credits) LITERATURE
Prerequisite: For students who matriculated prior to fall 2010:
Two courses completed from: HISP-S 328, S331, S332, S333, or S334.
For students who matriculated summer 2010 or after: (S328 and S324)
OR (S328 and S326) AND any other 300-level Spanish class.
The interplay between history, place, gender, and race has created
cultural hybridity throughout Latin America. This course focuses on
the development of the cultural discourse of identity and indigenous
rights from the Spanish conquest of America through the colonial
period. We will examine alphabetic and pictographic texts created
by indigenous peoples, conquistadors, missionaries, and poets. We
will also study the lasting imprint these texts have made on modern
Mexican dance, film, theatre and painting. Readings will include
works by Hernán Cortés, Bernadino Sahagún, Bartolomé de las Casas,
Guaman Poma, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Rascón Banda, Octavio Paz,
and Carlos Fuentes. All readings, exams, papers, and discussion
will be in Spanish.
HISP-S 471 #28318 11:15A-12:05P MWF BH 229 Prof. Kathleen Myers
Note: This course carries A & H credit.