SPAN 076. Narrativas latinoamericanas: identidad y conflicto cultural
This class traces the development of the contemporary Latin American novel, considering its representation of regional, national, and individual identity. Works include novels from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela. The selected novels present different strands of cultural conflict due to the simultaneous presence of markedly different modes of identity. Several primary questions will guide our analysis of the course texts: What is identity? How are national and regional identities constructed and why? What are the socio-historical, cultural and political influences on identity? What does the study of the Latin American novel reveal about the relationship among economic development, the construction of social identities, and citizenship? How can the study of the novel help us to understand the dynamics of race, class and gender in specific Latin American contexts?
Prerequisite: SPAN 022 , SPAN 023 , the equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
Eligible for LALS, GLBL-Paired, GSST
Catalog chapter: Spanish
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/spanish
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