English 165

Special Topics: Modern Latin American Fiction


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2013 Campion, John
MWF 12-1 80 Barrows

Book List

Borges, Jorge Luis: Ficciones; Donoso, Jose: The Obscene Bird of Night; Fuentes, Carlos: The Death of Artemio Cruz; Garcia Marquez, Gabriel: One Hundred Years of Solitude; Lispector, Clarice: The Passion According to G.H.; Rulfo, Juan: Pedro Paramo

Description

The reading and writing assignments--linked with the lectures and class discussions--are intended to develop students’ ability to analyze, understand, and interpret six great masters of Latin American fiction (in English translations): Jorge Luis Borges, Juan Rulfo, Carlos Fuentes, Clarice Lispector, Jose Donoso, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.  As the course develops, we'll examine the deep Latin American contexts (philosophical, historical, psychological...) of the works as well as their innovative and influential forms. Students will be expected to participate fully in class discussions and to write critical papers effectively arguing how the works achieve their particular aims.

This course is open to English majors only.

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