Fall 2010 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Hatfield, Charles
Discipline and Number
LIT 3385 Section 501
T Time 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Course Title
Lit. of the Cuban Revolution

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.

Required Texts:

Barnet, Miguel. Biography of a Runaway Slave. Trans. W. Nick Nill. Willimantic, CT: Curbstone, 1995. ISBN 978-1880684184

D�az, Jes�s. The Initials of the Earth. Trans. Kathleen Ross. Durham: Duke UP, 2006. ISBN 978-0822338444

Garc�a Luis, Julio ed. Cuban Revolution Reader. 2nd ed. New York: Ocean, 2008. ISBN 978-1920888893

Guill�n, Nicol�s. Man-Making Words. Ed and trans. Roberto M�rquez and David Arthur McMurray. 2nd ed. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 2003. ISBN 978-1558494107

Guti�rrez, Pedro Juan. Tropical Animal. Trans. Peter Lownds. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2005. ISBN 978-0786714995

Morej�n, Nancy. Looking Within: Selected Poems, 1954-2000. Ed. Juanamar�a Cordones-Cook. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 2003.
ISBN 978-0814330388

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%).

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