Borges and the Borgesian

This course involves an examination of the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges’ work. This course will focus not only on Borges’ short stories, poems, essays, interviews, and cinematic adaptations, but also on the writers who had a particular influence on Borges’ work, as well as on Latin American, European, and American writers who were later influenced by the Argentinian master. An organizing concept for the course will be Borges’ idea that “a writer creates his own precursors.” His work modifies our conception of the past, as it will modify the future. (1 unit)

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SPAN 6766

All Sections in Summer 2008, LS 6 Week Session

Summer 2008, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6766A-L08 Lecture (Faveron-Patriau)