Fall 2015 - Graduate Course Descriptions
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.
Jose MarÃa 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.