SPAN 023. Introducción a la literatura latinoamericana


This course introduces students to the richness of Latin American literature through the critical analysis of texts that represent many different moments in the complex history of an extraordinary region. Special emphasis will be placed on the shifting relationships between aesthetics, politics, and social change. Students will be able to compare and contrast how major writers (Quiroga, Borges, Rulfo, García Márquez, Fuentes, Neruda) as well as emerging ones confront one key question: "Who are we?" Students will analyze individual texts using appropriate literary terminology; and engage critically in questions about Latin America's colonial legacy, nation-building; revolutionary processes; race and ethnicity; gender and sexuality. This is an ideal course for those students who want to strengthen their oral and writing proficiency in Spanish. Especially recommended for those planning to study abroad.
Prerequisite: SPAN 004  or the equivalent or permission of the instructor.
Humanities.
Writing course.
1 credit.
Eligible for LALS, GLBL-Paired, ESCH, CPLT
Spring 2023. Martínez.
Spring 2024. Martínez.
Catalog chapter: Spanish   
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/spanish


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