Tales of Resistance: Modernity and the Latin American Short Story|
Latin American writers from the early 20th century forward have regarded the short story as a vehicle through which to make their mark and engage the great cultural issues of the day. Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortázar, two of Latin America's most well-known literary figures, dedicated their careers almost exclusively to the genre. In this course, as we consider the privileged status of the short story in Latin American letters, we will examine the ways in which writers have used the genre to comment on important aspects of modernization both within and outside their respective countries. Some of those aspects will concern the Mexican Revolution, bourgeois and mass culture, nationalism, globalization, as well as immigration to Europe and the United States.
Intercultural Literacy, Writing
Through close reading of short stories and discussion of
cultural issues , students will have the opportunity to focus on the
manner in which they interpret texts and build arguments. The
required papers, spread out over the semester, will permit students to
hone their writing skills in Spanish. Since it is expected that students
will participate in classroom discussion, they will also have the
opportunity to practice their spoken Spanish.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CBST-MN)(HISP)(LAST)(RMST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Horacio Quiroga (Uruguayan)
Carlos Fuentes (Mexican)
Rosario Castellanos (Mexican)
Juan Rulfo (Mexican)
Jorge Luis Borges (Argentine)
Julio Cortázar (Argentine)
Sergio Bizzio (Argentine)
Gabriel García Márquez (Colombian)
Rosario Ferré (Puerto Rican)
Isabel Allende (Chilean)
Roberto Bolaño (Chilean)
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three 4-5 page papers in addition to short reaction papers. All assignments will involve close reading of texts and contextualization.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This class is intended for students who have completed at least SPAN 221 or the equivalent with a B or better. Students who have not done so should consult with the professor before pre-registering. Readings, written assignments, and class discussion will be in Spanish. Only COL students may take this course CR/U.
|Instructor(s): Conn,Robert T. Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: RLAN106; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 7||JR major: 7|| || |
|Seats Available: 6||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 2||FR: 2|