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SPAN6690A

Lit of Argentina & Uruguay

THIS COURSE IS TAUGHT IN BUENOS AIRES

Literature of Argentina and Uruguay

In this course we will focus in the development of a national, regional, and urban literary identity. In order to reflect upon the sources of this identity, we will read “gauchesca” literature from the 19th-century and we will confront it vis a vis with the representation of the “gaucho” during the 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-centuries.We will also read fundamental avant garde texts from the 20¨s and 30´s of the 20th-century: Borges, Arlt, Girondo, Storni, and Juana de Ibarborou. We will discuss the way in which avant garde movements in the Río de la Plata build the concept of “the new” while also looking to their shared past and traditions. The 60´s (Cortázar, Onetti) will be discussed as new ways of practicing narrative techniques in the area. We will read Manuel Puig as a new critical approach to the emergence of new identities. We will also read authors such as the argentinean Aira, the uruguayan Marosa di Giorgio, and others, reflecting upon the different ways in which new technologies and knowledge are dealt with in the region and in Latin America. (1 unit)

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

Sections

Summer 2013

SPAN6690AA-L13 Lecture (Evangelista de Gonzalez)