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Fall 2017-2018
* SPA 342 / LAS 342 (LA)   No Pass/D/Fail

Topics in Latin American Modernity - Latin American Literature after Latin America

Rachel L. Price

This course examines recent literature and film from Latin America (~ past ten years). The course focuses on novels, essays and poems that address various issues across divergent regions, nations, movements, and experiences, including precarious life in the wake of widely implemented neo-liberal economic policies, environmental challenges, border culture, new forms of auto-fiction, young authors' reflections on a prior generations' politics, etc.

Sample reading list:
Anna Kasumi-Stahl, Flores de un día
Roberto Bolaño, Cuentos
Pedro Mairal, La uruguaya
Rita Indiana, Papi
Cristina Rivera Garza, La imaginación pública
Lucrecia Martel, Zama

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approximately 100 pages reading per week; short paper; midterm paper; term paper; oral presentation; weekly Blackboard postings.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 20%
Paper in lieu of Final - 25%
Papers - 20%
Oral Presentation(s) - 10%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
A 300-level SPA course; or fluency in Spanish; or instructor's permission.

Other information:
Course taught in Spanish.

Reserved Seats:
Sophomores Only 3
Juniors Only 3

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21429 C01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm T Th   East Pyne Building   111   Enrolled:16 Limit:20