SPANISH 475 - Latin American/Spanish Narrative
Section: 002 Banditry and the Construction of the Nation in Latin America
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Spanish (SPANISH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Enforced Prerequisites:
Nine credits chosen between SPANISH 279 and 399; or two RCLANG 324 and six credits chosen between SPANISH 279 and 399.
Other Course Info:
Taught in Spanish.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Reflecting on the aesthetic qualities of Akira Kurosawa’s film The seven samurai, this course will study the popular theme of banditry on the works of literature related to the XIXth and XXth-century organization of the Latin American national states. Focusing on three crucial countries (Mexico, Colombia and Nicarague) the course will offer readings of novels written by Ignacio Altamirano, Fernando Vallejo, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, and Omar Cabezas, as examples of an uneasy compromise between the desire to build a modern national state and the anxieties created by a very stubborn and unruly reality.

This course counts toward the literature requirement for the Spanish minor.

Course Requirements:

Students must participate actively and be willing to follow the study of literature from political, economical, and anthropological perspectives. Grades will be based on two take-home exams and several quizzes.

SPANISH 475 - Latin American/Spanish Narrative
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002 (REC)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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