Intellectuals and Cultural Politics in Latin America|
This course will focus on the development of the most internationally celebrated Latin American literary currents of the 20th century: regionalism, the fantastic, and magic realism. With the purpose of analyzing how these literary tendencies became representative of Latin American literature for the world, we will examine the way in which several intellectuals promoted and negotiated a continental cultural identity vis-ā-vis European and American literary movements and editorial markets. We will also discuss the manner in which these literary currents confronted previous cultural tendencies to define their own cultural agendas and the critical consequences that their politics of literary representation have had for understanding the extremely diverse cultural manifestations of the continent. Special attention will be given to the study of programmatic essays, polemical texts, and contemporary reviews of major works.
Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Our goal is to INTERPRET literature as an institution devoted to
endorsing, challenging or reconfiguring cultural practices that impact the community.
Students are taught how to negotiate INTERCULTURAL boundaries by contrasting, integrating, appropriating and deconstructing literary
interventions in their historical contexts.
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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
Borges, Jorge Luis: FICCIONES ISBN-10: 8420633127
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel: LOS FUNERALES DE LA MAMA GRANDE ISBN-10: 9871138067
Puig, Manuel: EL BESO DE LA MUJER ARAŅA ISBN-10: 8432217271
Texts by Jose M. Arguedas, Edmundo Desnoes and Diamela Eltit.
|Examination and Assignments: |
2 short papers (4-5 pages); 2 oral presentations; 1 final paper (7-8 pages). Readings, discussions and papers in Spanish.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
SPAN 271 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): Degiovanni,Fernando Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: FISK305; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 10||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: -1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 1||SO: 2||FR: 1|