Topics: U.S. Latinx and or Caribbean Literature and Culture

HISP-S688 — Spring 2023

Anke Birkenmaier
PH 154
Days and Times
TR 11:30A-12:45P
Course Description

VT:  The Baroque and the Neobaroque in Latin America

Prerequisite: Must be a Graduate student

The Baroque has long been a trope of New World writing and visual arts. Several generations of writers have reclaimed the innovative language of late Spanish Golden age literature, art and architecture in their own works, and in recent decades poets and artists such as Edouard Glissant and Kehinde Wiley have expanded the Baroque aesthetic beyond a purely Latin American purview. This course will first introduce students to the poetics of the Baroque (Sor Juana, Góngora, Quevedo), then discuss how 20th and 21st century century Caribbean and Argentine writers of the Neobaroque and Neobarroso (Lezama Lima, Sarduy, Carpentier, Perlongher, Kamenszain) have articulated cultural theories in dialogue with postmodernism and postcolonial studies (Deleuze, Said, Echeverría), and finally, test the limits of the Baroque as a hemispheric critique of capitalist modernity through discussions of contemporary works.

HISP-S 688       #31242      11:30A-12:45P    TR      PH 154      Prof. Anke Birkenmaier

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