SPANISH 381 - Survey of Latin American Literature, I
Fall 2020, Section 002 - Colonial Latin American Literature
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Spanish (SPANISH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures


Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Enforced Prerequisites:
SPANISH 275, 276, or SPANISH 277; or SPANISH 278 (or 290) or AMCULT 224 or LATINOAM 224; or RCLANG 324.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course is an overview of Colonial Latin American literature and culture. Because it is impossible to exhaustively cover the whole literary corpus of this historical period in an academic term, we will rather focus on the canonical texts that have been (and still are) fundamental for the understanding of the cultural development of the continent. We will read some texts produced by precolombian cultures fist. We will later move to Columbus, Cort├ęs and other early Conquistadors and discoverers that provides us with the first images of America. In this way, we will cover almost three centuries of literary textual production, until we reach the time when the Spanish colonies are preparing to fight for their independence. Students will see how closely related literary practice and socio-political and economic issues have been throughout the colonial period. The readings will be supplemented by the viewing of films that deal with some of the issues discussed in the texts.

This course counts as literature credit for the Spanish minor.

Class Format:

As a DC (Distance due to COVID) course, all aspects of this course will be fully compatible with remote online learning. Course instruction is remote and synchronous. Enrolled students are expected to be available remotely during all scheduled class times. Testing for this course will be asynchronous and will consist of take-home question essays and/or research papers that will be submitted via Canvas during a designated time frame.


SPANISH 381 - Survey of Latin American Literature, I
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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