Spring 2013 - Graduate Course Descriptions

Prieto, Rene
Discipline and Number
HUSL 6312 Section 501
M Time 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Course Title
Masterpieces: Borges & Cortazar

Description of Course:

Borges and Cortazar are two of the five most important authors writing in Latin America in the XX Century. They have written short stories, novels, and poetry. We will look in detail at work of all representative genres, but focus on their short stories. They are generally acknowledged as having revised and reinvented that genre.

Required Texts:

By Jorge Luis Borges: 1.)Collected Fictions trans. by Andrew Hurley; 2.) Selected Poems by JLB and Alexander Coleman; 3.) Borges's Short Stories, A Reader's Guide, by Rex Butler.
II.By Julio Cortazar: 1.) "Blow-Up and Other stories;" 2.) "All Fires the Fire;" 3.) Hopscotch; 4.)Cronopios and famas by Cortazar and Paul Blackburn; 5.)From the observatory, plus a Class Pak;

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

One oral presentation and two papers

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