Hispanic American National/Regional Literature

HISP-S481 - Prof. Rosenthal — spring 2020

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Olimpia E. Rosenthal
GA 0013
Days and Times
TR 11:15A-12:30P
Course Description

Prerequisite:  HISP-S 328 or equivalent.
Topic: Andean literature & visual culture

This course examines the literary and cultural production of the Andean region, focusing specifically on Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador. It considers the ways in which colonial legacies continue to shape postcolonial Andean cultures, and it offers a reflection on the ways in which ethnic and racial identities are negotiated through literary and visual representations. Students will critically examine a variety of literary texts (including short stories, novels, poetry, and essays), and will develop their analytical vocabulary for approaching visual culture (specifically for studying photography, graphic novels, and films). Some of the authors and visual artists that we will analyze and discuss include: Guamán Poma, Mario Vargas Llosa, José María Arguedas, César Vallejo, José Carlos Mariátegui, Luz Argentina Chiriboga, Martín Chambi, Freddy Mamani, Miguel Det, and Jorge Sanjinés.

Students will be evaluated on the basis of active class participation, presentations, writing assignments (including a final research project), and exams. This course is taught in Spanish. credit.

This course carries CASE AH Breadth of Inquiry credit and GCC2 Global Civilization & Culture credit.

HISP- S 481   #30162     11:15A-12:30P     TR     GA 0013   Prof. Olimpia Rosenthal

Note: The above class meets with HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors, #30184.

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