Dec 02, 2020  
Catalogue 2020-2021 
    
Catalogue 2020-2021
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HISP 229 - Postcolonial Latin America

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
(Same as LALS 229 ) Studies in Latin American literary and cultural production from the emergence of the nation states to the present. Thematically structured, the course delves into the social, political, and institutional processes undergone by Latin America as a result of its uneven incorporation into world capitalist development.

Topic for 2019/20a: An infinite venture. An inquiry on the idea, history and politics of Latin America through the poetry and prose of Pablo Neruda, poet, politician, diplomat (Chile 1904-1973, Nobel Prize for Literature, 1971). Readings, written essays, oral discussions and presentations. Augusto Hatchoun.

Topic for 2019/20b: Latin America Literature & the Environment. The course explores the links between history, the environment, and literature in Latin America. It follows the environmental history of the continent from pre-Columbian societies to the present through its representation in salient works of Latin American literature, from Amerindian texts to  21st –century literature, art, and film. Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert.

Prerequisite(s):  HISP 216  or HISP 219 .

Two 75-minute periods.

Course Format: CLS



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