SPAN 1007-001: Major Works of Hispanic Literature in Translation

Instructor: Osvaldo Pardo

This course will introduce students to Latin American modern literature by exploring a wide variety of works by writers who expanded and renewed the possibilities of narrative forms and genres such as Jorge Luis Borges, Felisberto Hernández, Clarice Lispector, Álvaro Mutis, and Mario Bellatín. Some of the topics to be discussed include the modernization and internationalization of Latin American literature; critiques to realism; the place of literature in a global age, among others.

The course will be conducted as a seminar, which means that active participation in class discussions is essential. Honors students are expected to meet with instructor regularly to discuss the progress of the final research paper and familiarize themselves with basic research tools in the field of the humanities (bibliographies; databases; digital resources; etc).

A knowledge of Spanish is not required.

(CA 1, CA 4-Int)