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SPAN 6687 Modern Andean Literature and Film (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This is an introductory course to the literature and film of the Andean highlands of Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador in the 20th and 21st century. Through the study of literary, non-literary, and visual resources, this course explores the various ways through which indigenous people have been portrayed, celebrated but also misunderstood in literature and reality. Authors include Jorge Icaza, José María Arguedas, Laura Riesco, Edmundo Paz Soldan, and films such as La teta asustada and La sangre del condor.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Cinthya Torres

Prerequisites: Contextos, concurrent enrolment in Contextos, or permission of instructor

Cross listed with:

Comments: Conducted in Spanish

Fulfills post-1900 Latin American requirement for major

Elective for Hispanic Studies major or minor


Last Updated: 30-Jan-17