Spanish American Literature and Culture in Nation-Building Period

HISP-S568 — Spring 2022

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Alejandro Mejías-López
ED 3004
Days and Times
MW 11:30A-12:45P
Course Description

This course covers Spanish American literature from Independence to the first decades of the 20th century in what is known as the nation-building period. We will study a variety of authors and texts in different genres, both highly canonical and less so within their historical, social, and ideological context. Special attention will be paid to current theoretical and critical approaches in 19th-century Latin American literary and cultural studies. Topics will likely include: aesthetic trends and literary canon creation; relationship between literature, nation-building, and state formation; issues of class, race, gender, and sexuality; literature and modernity; regional vs. global cultural production and consumption; nationalism, pan-Latin Americanism, and imperialism.

HISP-S 568     #31851    11:30A-12:45P    MW     ED 3004      Prof. Alejandro Mejías-López

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