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SPAN6653M

Jalisciense Narrative in 20C

THIS COURSE IS TAUGHT IN GUADALAJARA

Jalisciense Narrative of the 20th Century

The course will study the works of the most important writers from this state of Western Mexico (Jalisco, the state in which Guadalajara is located), that have had a profound influence in the literary panorama of the 20th-century: Juan Rulfo, Agustín Yáñez, Juan José Arreola, and Mariano Azuela. We will study diverse literary aspects of their works using a variety of critical approaches, different aesthetics, and a sociocultural perspective, always considering the social and historical contexts in which these authors have elaborated their fictional worlds. The course will be complemented with visual texts (photographs), films, and recordings made by the authors. (1 unit)

Required texts: Juan Rulfo, Pedro Páramo; Juan Rulfo, El llano en llamas; Juan José Arreola, Confabulario; Juan José Arreola, Estas páginas mías (antología); Agustín Yáñez, Al filo del agua; Agustín Yáñez, Tres cuentos; Mariano Azuela, Los de abajo. Texts available in Mexico except for Tres cuentos which will be available in Vermont.
Subject:
Spanish
Department:
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Literature

Sections

Summer 2011

SPAN6653MA-L11 Lecture (Gutierrez Cham)