Survey of Spanish-American Literature
This course is a survey of Latin American Literature from colonial to the 19th Latin American periods. It offers an overview of the most salient moments in Latin American literature, cultural history, placing emphasis on the ways in which specific literary works relate to the social and political developments that have shaped the region.
The course will stress Spanish conversation through debates of the different periods and the knowledge of history and social productions associated with particular texts from the Mayas to the modernist poets. Particular emphasis will be placed in the knowledge of rocks, glyphs and concepts of the pre-Hispanic cultures; material study elaborated through the use of documentaries and other film and digital resources.
Honor section available.