This course will examine the major Spanish-American literary works in a historical and cultural context. It presents the historical and literary contexts in which the selected works emerge and discusses the relationship between the writers and their cultural environment. The course also develops analytical perspectives in literary criticism and strengthens reading and writing in Spanish. Themes for discussion include: colonialism, machismo, feminism, gender, and magical realism. All literary genres--essay, drama, poetry, short story, and novel--are studied. Readings include texts by Gracilaso Inca, Sor Juana Ines, Echeverria, Jose Hernandez, Jose Marti, Ruben Dario, Quiroga, Gabriela Mistral, Pablo Neruda, Rosario Castellanos, Juan Rulfo, Octavio Paz, Borges, Cortazar, Garcia Marquez, etc.
Conducted in Spanish.
Prerequisite: SPN 320 or permission of the instructor.
(Offered on demand)