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|City Name: Granada|
Program: Hispanic Studies
Course Name: Latin American Literature
This course of Latin American literature will attempt to make a short introduction to the fundamental problems found throughout the five centuries of American literature in the Spanish language, look at civilization and barbarism dialectics, the strictly American feeling of the Autochthonic nature, the definition of Latin American as a synthesis of three cultures (Indian, Spanish, and African), and the birth of the different genres of literature throughout the centuries of colonialism, etc. Along with this introduction the course finishes centering on contemporary literature that in poetry begins with the vanguard and in the narrative culminates in the fabulous boom of the mid-century. Various authors (poets and narrators) will be deeply studied and several of their works will be discussed.
1. Introduction to the course. Literature of the Age of Discovery and Colonialism. Letters, chronicles, and historiography. Bernal Díaz del Castillo, Las Casa and the Inca Garcilaso.
2.Lyrical poetry and the Baroque theatre: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and Juan Ruiz de Alarcón.
3. Literature of the Independence. Origins of the narrative. Sentimental literature. Maria de Jorge Isaac.
4. The Gaucho literature. Martín Fierro by José Hernandez.
5. Modernism. José Martí and Rubén Darío.
6. XX century literature. Postmodernism. Gabriela Mistral, Juana de Ibarbourou and Alfonsina Storni. The avant-garde poetics. Huidobro and Creationism.
7. The novel of the Mexican Revolution. Mariano Azuela and Los de Abajo.
8. Vanguard and personal expression: César Vallejo.
9. The novel of the mountains and the jungle. Doña Bárbara by Rómulo Gallegos and La Vorágine by José Eustasio Rivera.
10. Pablo Neruda: his great poetic work.
11. Jorge Luis Borges: Culturalist poetry and narrative.
12. The Latin Americannarrative boom. García Márquez and his Crónica de Una Muerte Anunciada.
13. Octavio Paz and the essential poetry.
14. Julio Cortázar and his narrative worlds: Todos los Fuegos el Fuego.
15. Nicanor Parra and the unpoetical.
16. Carlos Fuentes and Juan Rulfo: two key players of the Mexican narrative boom.
17. Mario Vargas Llosa: Los cachorros.
18. Modern narrators: Isabel Allende, Angeles Mastretta, Laura Esquivel.
Two tests will be fulfilled, one at mid-semester and the second at the end of the course which will consist of all the material covered including that of the first test. The students can do a written work that can contribute to the betterment of the final grade; the subject of this work is open to the student.
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