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SPN430 Literature and Culture II

Lead Faculty: Dr. Luis Acebal

Course Description

Introduction to Latin American literature and culture during the late 19th and 20th century with a focus on key aspects (analysis of genre, form, structure, language, history, society, politics, gender, sexuality, etc.) necessary to the understanding of Latin American culture. Discussions, collaborations, and writing assignments will be in Spanish.

Learning Outcomes

  • General knowledge of the aesthetic, historical, and sociopolitical development of the region's literary and cultural discourse.
  • Increase familiarity with the specific terminology needed for a critical reading of literary texts.
  • Awareness of the most significant themes from the region.
  • Deliver course presentation in Spanish.
  • Given that course discussions will be conducted in Spanish as well as written assignments, students will strengthen their language skills as they examine and interact with the linguistic richness of the diverse texts read in class.