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SPAN 6674 Latin American Literature of the Fantastic (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course will examine the literary "fantastic" in Latin America, from its origins in the late 19th century to the internationally acclaimed works of the 20th. From early tales of the supernatural and the "marvelous" to the later avant-garde fictions, writers of the fantastic seek new and authentic ways of representing the human condition. We will consider essays by some of the authors concerning the practice of the fantastic as well as comparative works from other traditions.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Sarah Beckjord

Prerequisites: Contextos or permission of instructor

Cross listed with:

Comments: Conducted in Spanish
Fulfills post-1900 requirement in Latin American literature for Hispanic Studies Majors
Elective for Latin American Studies Minors


Last Updated: 12-Jan-16