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SPAN 6675 Latin American Short Story (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Rooted in local legends and popular traditions, the short story has firmly held relevance in the Latin America tradition, becoming one of the most popular genres of the last century. Drawing on cultural, social, and political processes, this course will show how the short story has evolved from earlier modes and genres, such as criollism, indigenism, avant-garde, realism, the boom, up to contemporary authors. In the last decades, writers have experimented with new aesthetics and topics reflecting their reality and the developments in the region. Some of the featured writers in this course include Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, Juan Rulfo, Mario Vargas Llosa, Clarice Lispector, Edmundo Paz Soldan, Roberto Bolaño, and Daniel Alarcon. Weekly critical readings will supplement the assigned short stories. Class time will be divided into both lecture and discussion.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Cinthya Torres

Prerequisites: Contextos or permission of instructor

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Comments: Conducted in Spanish Fulfills post-1900 Latin American literature and culture distribution requirement


Last Updated: 29-Mar-17