Modern Magics: Spanish-American Literature and Culture since the 1820s

This course aims to familiarize students with general concepts in Latin American literature through a discussion of representative works from the most important aesthetic movements of the past two centuries, such as modernismo, realismo mágico, the Boom, testimonio, and the Post-Boom. By studying some of the most canonical Latin American works from different regions and literary genres (poetry, theater, essays, prose, testimonies), students will become familiar with the ways in which Latin American literature and culture have influenced, critiqued, and been shaped by issues such as national identity, race, gender, migration, nature, and political violence.

Required Texts:

Gabriel García Márquez’s Crónica de una muerte anunciada (9781400034956)

Other texts will be provided on Canvas.

Suggested texts:

Modern Latin American Literature (A Very Short Introduction), Roberto González Echevarría
Spanish-American Literature, Jean Franco

Prerequisite: SPAN 221

Corequisite: SPAN 302

Language of Instruction: Spanish

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