Middlebury

SPAN 0421

Latin American 'novela total'

The Latin American ‘novela total’
In this seminar we will read Latin American ‘total novels’: long and complex fictional artifacts that purport to map the whole of reality in all its perspectives. We will analyze the structure of landmark ‘total novels,’ explore the intersection of modernist aesthetics and Cold War politics that made them possible, and probe their current relevance. Texts may include Cien años de soledad (1967) by García Márquez and Conversación en La Catedral (1969) by Vargas Llosa, as well as more recent novels that attempt to renew this tradition. (Two Spanish courses numbered 0350 or above, or by waiver.) 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
Spanish
Department:
Luso-Hispanic Studies
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL AMR LIT LNG
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Fall 2020

SPAN0421A-F20 Lecture (Castaneda)