Contemporary Latin American Fiction: Writing After the Boom|
One of the characteristics of recent Latin American fiction is the interest in more open, relaxed forms of narration that focus on individual lives against the backdrop of specific social issues. In this course we examine this new experimentation with novelistic form as we look at several matters, including social and political violence, gay and heterosexual subjectivity, literary tradition, as well as artistic production. Several films will also be discussed.
Intercultural Literacy, Writing
Through close reading of recent Latin American novels and discussion of cultural issues , students will have the opportunity to focus on the manner in which they interpret texts and build arguments. The four 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: (HISP)(LAST)(RMST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
César Aira (Argentine): Varamo, 2002
Fernando Vallejo (Colombian): La virgen de los sicarios, 1994
Laura Restrepo (Colombian): La multitud errante, 2003
Roberto Bolaño (Chilean): Nocturno de Chile, 2000
Mario Bellatín (Mexican): Salón de belleza, 1996; Perros héroes, 2003
Abilio Estévez (Cuban): Manuel de tentaciones, 1999
Mayra Montero (Cuban): La última noche que pasé contigo, 1992
Alejandro González Iñárritu (Mexican): "Amores perros", 2000
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three papers (4-5 pp.) in addition to short reaction papers.
|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: 10||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 1||SO: 2||FR: 1|