COMPLIT 122 - Writing World Literatures
Section: 003 Reading the Margins
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Waitlist Capacity:
100
Cost:
0
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

What does reading and writing have to do with ideas of centers and margins? This will be the primary question for our class. We will read essays, short stories and poems from various countries in Latin America, texts written by and about those on the fringes of social power — for instance children, women, the poor, sexual or racial minorities, immigrants, but also the insane, criminals, prostitutes, etc. — in order to explore their relations to the center. But what is it that defines the power of the center? We will pay attention to questions of identity, law, rationality, productivity, amongst other things, through which social power and its legitimacy are constituted. We will also consider the role of language — reading and writing — in exposing the problematic relation between the physical bodies of those on the fringes of the social body and the body politic.

Some authors we will focus on are Silvina Ocampo, Olga Orozco, Julio Cortázar and Manuel Puig (Argentina); Cesar Vallejo and Blanca Varela (Peru); Clarice Lispector (Brazil); Elena Garro (Mexico); Soledad Farina (Chile); Rosario Ferre and Vanessa Droz (Puerto Rico).

COMPLIT 122 - Writing World Literatures
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MWF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
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20066
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MWF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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22241
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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25072
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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29437
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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