Humor in Contemp SA Narrative
Humor is one of the least studied aspects of the literature of Hispanic America. In the midst of revolutions, injustice, political repression, and all manner of natural and man-made disasters, the literature of Hispanic America has produced a body of work in which laughter, or at least a smile, may have multiple functions. What are some of these functions? What shape does humor take in the narrative of these countries? Is it a recent phenomenon, or does it have a tradition and a history? This course is for students who are interested in research, or who are considering continuing to the Ph.D. or DML level. (1 unit)
Required text: Alfredo Bryce Echenique, La última mudanza de Felipe Carrillo (Barcelona: Plaza y Janés ISBN: 978-8401429682).