Literature of the Americas

Course Description

This course will provide students with a hemispheric perspective to the study of the literatures of the Americas. The readings will come from a variety of prominent 20th century U.S. and Latin American literary texts. All works will be read in English translation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Read, analyze, and critique representative American literatures.
  • Become familiar with major trends in hemispheric literatures of the Americas.
  • Understand the social, political, and historical contexts of the literatures and its relevance to our own experience.
  • Identify critical and theoretical approaches to literature.
  • Hone critical thinking skills.


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