Fall 2015 - Graduate Course Descriptions

Prieto, Rene
Discipline and Number
HUSL 6304 Section 501
W Time 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Course Title
Identity in Latin Amer Lit

Description of Course:

A look into the question of identity as portrayed in Latin American fiction specifically taking into consideration questions of race, religion, and national origins. Students will read novels written after Independence from Spain portraying characters who are perplexed by the ostensible 'loss' of a cultural father but also unable to grasp how they fit into the concept of nation in the developing Latin American republics.

Required Texts:

Jose María Arguedas ('Deep Rivers'); Romulo Gallegos (Dona Barbara); Ricardo Guiraldes (Don Segundo Sombra Shadows on the Pampas); Isaac Goldemberg ('The fragmented life of Don Jacobo Lerner'); Junot Diaz ('The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao'); Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia; Luis Sanchez, Macho Camacho's Beat; Rosario Castellanos ('Official of Darkness')
Rosario Castellanos (Official of darkness)

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Good writing skills required.

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