Crime Mystery Detection Lat Am
The editorial and creative work of Argentine writers Borges and Piglia has strongly influenced the development of mystery and detective fiction in Latin America. In this course, we will follow the development of the genre, starting in the 1940's, and observe how texts align with the classical and the hardboiled subgenres. We will read short stories and novels, and watch films from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, México, and Brazil, taking into consideration the historical context of these texts' production. We will also read theory on criminal fiction. (Students who have taken SPAN 0465 are not eligible to register for this course). Satisfies the IS advanced language requirement in Spanish. (At least two Spanish courses at the 0300 level or above, or by waiver) 3 hrs. lect./disc.