English 137T

Junior Coursework: Topics in Latina/o Literature and Culture: The Trans-American Novel? Faulkner, Garcia Marquez, Morrison, and Cisneros

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2007 Saldivar, Jose David
Saldivar, Jose
MWF 1-2 130 Wheeler

Other Readings and Media

Agee, T.: Let us Now Praise Famous Men; Cisneros, Sandra: Caramelo or Puro Cuento; Dubois Shaw: Seeing the Unspeakable; Garcia Marquez, G.: Collected Stories, Living to Tell the Tale, One Hundred Years of Solitude; Faulkner, W.: Absalom, Absalom!, Go Down, Moses; Morrison, T.: Beloved, Playing in the Dark


"A detailed trans-American study of William Faulkner, Sandra Cisneros, 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 Sandra Cisneros? Caramelo or Puro Cuento, Garcia Marquez's ""Big Mama's Funeral,"" One Hundred Years of Solitude, and Living to Tell the Tale, and Morrison's Beloved and Playing in the Dark. Our special topics course will also look at the photographs of the U.S. South by Walker Evans and Russell Lee, and the Global South's paintings by Kara Walker and Fernando Botero, among others. Throughout this comparative special topics course, we will grapple with the question--do the Americas have a common literature? "

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