Science&Fiction in Sp Narrativ

Science and Fiction in Spanish American Narrative
A study of the speculative incorporation of scientific ideas and themes in contemporary Spanish American fiction from Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru. Readings and discussion of novels and short stories by early and mid-20th-century precursors, such as Jorge Luis Borges, Adolfo Bioy Casares, Leopoldo Lugones, Pablo Palacio, and Clemente Palma; of late-20th to early 21st-century examples of “technowriting” in Samantha Schweblin, Jorge Volpi, and Alejandro Zambra, and of utopias, dystopias, and possible futures in Jorge Adolph, Jorge Baradit, Hugo Correa, Angélica Gorodischer, Francisco Ortega, Yoss, Yuri Herrera, and Carlos Yushimito. Related themes to be discussed include: post-humanism, ecofiction, and sociopolitical satire. (1 unit)
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SPAN 6643

All Sections in Summer 2021 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

Summer 2021 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6643A-L21 Lecture (Gonzalez-Perez)