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.
Eligible for LALS, GLBL-Paired, ESCH
Fall 2020. Martínez.
Fall 2021. Martínez.
Catalog chapter: Spanish
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/spanish
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