4AASA022 Introduction to Spanish American Narrative
Module tutors: Dr Tom Boll
; Dr Elisa Sampson Vera Tudela
; Italia Boliver
1 x 2000 word essay (40%); 1 x 2 hr exam (60%)
1-hour lecture and 1-hour seminar, weekly
The module introduces students to contemporary writing in Latin America. The concentration is on 20th century novels and novellas and the module studies the modes of narrative that have been developed throughout Spanish-speaking Latin America, following the search for new literary forms that respond to and seek agency in changing cultural circumstances.
NOTE: This module is available, depending on demand, to students who do not have knowledge of Spanish language.
Juan Rulfo, Pedro Páramo
Rosario Castellanos, Balún Canán
Manuel Puig, El beso de la mujer araña