Saldivar, Jose David
||MWF 1-2||279 Dwinelle||
"A detailed trans-American study of William Faulkner, Americo Paredes, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Toni Morrison's imaginative writings in the aesthetic and geopolitical contexts of the New South and the Global South. Topics include the significance of Faulkner's ""The Bear"" and Absalom, Absalom! for modern and post-contemporary writers from across the Americas. Readings also include Garcia Marquez's ""Big Mama's Funeral,"" One Hundred Years of Solitude, and Living to Tell the Tale, Paredes' George Washington Gomez, and Morrison's Beloved and Playing in the Dark. Our seminar will also look at the photographs of the US South by Walker Evans and Russell Lee, and the Global South's paintings by Kara Walker, Luis Fonseca and Fernando Botero, among others. Throughout the seminar, we will grapple with the question--do the Americas have a common literature? "