SPAN 023. Introducción a la literatura latinoamericana
This introduction to the study of Latin American literature and related visual documentation will place special emphasis on the changing relationships between aesthetics and politics. We will analyze different genres and artistic styles that emerge within the sociocultural sphere in moments of political crisis, such as the independence from Spain, the Mexican and Cuban revolutions, the dictatorships of the Southern Cone, migration, and other contemporary social processes. Within this framework, we will discuss the work of major writers (Borges, García Márquez, Vargas Llosa, Fuentes, Neruda) as well as emerging writers. Since we will also be mapping the representation of race, class, and gender, close attention will be given to selected works in literary theory, gender and queer theory, and cultural studies.
Prerequisite: SPAN 004 or the equivalent or permission of the instructor.
Eligible for LALS
Spring 2018. Colón Rodríguez.
Spring 2019. Martínez.
Spring 2020. Martínez.
Catalog chapter: Modern Languages and Literatures: Spanish
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/spanish
Check the Fall 2017 Schedule of Courses