Fall 2010 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
In this course we will study the major writings produced during the Cuban Revolution (1959- ). We will begin by focusing on the first two decades of the Revolution and the themes and styles developed by the main contributors of the generations writing during these years. We will then focus on the literature written during and after the so-called "Special Period" and the ways in which the texts written during these years articulate complex and highly nuanced perspectives of Cuban politics and society. Readings and lectures will be in English.
Barnet, Miguel. Biography of a Runaway Slave. Trans. W. Nick Nill. Willimantic, CT: Curbstone, 1995. ISBN 978-1880684184
Dï¿½az, Jesï¿½s. The Initials of the Earth. Trans. Kathleen Ross. Durham: Duke UP, 2006. ISBN 978-0822338444
Garcï¿½a Luis, Julio ed. Cuban Revolution Reader. 2nd ed. New York: Ocean, 2008. ISBN 978-1920888893
Guillï¿½n, Nicolï¿½s. Man-Making Words. Ed and trans. Roberto Mï¿½rquez and David Arthur McMurray. 2nd ed. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 2003. ISBN 978-1558494107
Gutiï¿½rrez, Pedro Juan. Tropical Animal. Trans. Peter Lownds. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2005. ISBN 978-0786714995
Morejï¿½n, Nancy. Looking Within: Selected Poems, 1954-2000. Ed. Juanamarï¿½a Cordones-Cook. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 2003.
Padura Fuentes, Leonardo. Havana Blue. Trans. Peter Bush. London: Bitter Lemon, 2007. ISBN 978-0814330388
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Two exams (20% each); final paper (40%); class attendance & participation (20%).