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SPAN0350

Los raros: Alternative Fiction

Los raros: Alternative Hispanic Fiction
In this course we will analyze fiction by authors often described as “raros” (“strange”). “Los raros” is a category coined by poet Rubén Darío and later adopted by critic Angel Rama and others to designate a “secret society” of peripheral and imaginative writers who have spawned unclassifiable, experimental, sometimes dreamlike, always revolutionary texts. We will delve into the narrative worlds of “raros” (Bellatin, Hernández, Levrero, Somers, Vila-Matas, etc.) and articulate the threat that “rareza” poses to dominant notions of identity, normality, sanity, and coherence. (Two Spanish courses at the 0300-level or above, or waiver) 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Subject:
Spanish
Department:
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL LIT LNG
Equivalent Courses:
WAGS0350

Sections

Fall 2014

SPAN0350A-F14 Lecture (Castaneda)

Fall 2004

SPAN0350A-F04 Lecture (Andreu-Sprigg)