Contemp Span Am Short Story
Three-Week course, second session.
This course will analyze with special attention short forms of narrative (short story as genre in its current forms), poetics, themes, and aesthetics of a literature that inherits and at the same time breaks with the tradition of the “nueva novela” from the 1960s. It will use some of the texts by Roberto Bolaño, Mario Bellatín, Ena Lucía Portela, Cristina Rivera Garza, Rodrigo Fresán, Jorge Volpi, Alberto Fuguet, Patricia Suárez, and others, studying the "new sensibility" produced in the historical framework of the new millennium. (.5 unit)
Required Text: Electronic material provided at Middlebury.