English 166

Special Topics: The Global South: Faulkner, Garcia Marquez, Morrison, and Cisneros 



Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2009 Saldivar, Jose David
Saldivar, Jose David
TTh 11-12:30 220 Wheeler

Other Readings and Media

Agee, T.: Let us Now Praise Famous Men; Cisneros, Sandra: Caramelo or Puro Cuento, The House On Mango Street; 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, Sula, A Mercy

Description

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 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, The House On Mango Street; Garcia Marquez's "Big Mama's Funeral," One Hundred Years of Solitude, and Living to Tell the Tale, and Morrison's Beloved, Sula, and A Mercy. Our course will also look at the photographs of the US South by Walker Evans, and the Global South's paintings by Kara Walker and Fernando Botero, among others. Throughout this comparative survey course, we will grapple with the question--do the Americas have a common literature?

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