SPAN 405

Seminar in Twentieth and/or Twenty-First Century Latin America

The course introduces students to the principle tendencies, texts, and writers of twentieth-century Spanish-American narrative. The course focuses on novels and short stories as different as the Fantastic literature of Jorge Luis Borges, the nativism or 'indigenismo' of Miguel Angel Asturias, the literary chronicling literature of the Mexican Revolution of Juan Rulfo, the Magical Realism of Garcia Marquez, and the 'boom' and 'post-boom' works of South America's finest writers.