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SPAN6659A

Argentine Literature

THIS COURSE IS TAUGHT IN BUENOS AIRES

In its relative short existence, Argentinean literature have been tightly linked to the national political projects. From its origins to the present day, it is possible to follow in the cultural production a long story of passion, hate and love, soundly attached to the historical life of the country. The course will analyze literary masterpieces in its dialog with the construction of national identities from 19th-century to the present. It will also focus on comparative readings of the texts in order to explore, in the context of struggling ideologies, the development of an hybrid culture. Works studied will include, among others, those of Sarmiento, Echeverría, Hernández, Cambaceres, Arlt, Marechal, Cortázar, Borges and popular tango poetry. (1 unit)

Required text: Course pack for purchase in Argentina.
Subject:
Spanish
Department:
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Literature
Equivalent Courses:
SPAN6659
SPAN6659M

Sections

Summer 2012

SPAN6659AA-L12 Lecture (Fernandez)