Fall 2021

21L.636[J] Introduction to Contemporary Hispanic Literature and Film
Joaquín Terrones MW 1:00-2:30p 1-242

Prereq: One intermediate subject in Spanish or permission of instructor
3-0-9 HASS-H
Topics: Improves Close Reading, Improves Oral Communication, Is Taught in Spanish, Thinks about Gender or Sexuality, Thinks about Race or Class, Thinks about Social Justice Issues, Works with Visual Materials/Film/Media

This course introduces students to the literature and cinema of contemporary Spain and Latin America. By becoming familiar with the historical, political, and cultural settings that shaped these texts and films, we will consider what, if anything, makes them uniquely Hispanic. What links the Old World with the New? How has Spain envisioned its place within Western Europe? How has Latin America defined itself in relationship to its northern neighbor? Some of the authors and filmmakers we will discuss include Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel García Márquez, Roberto Bolaño, Luis Buñuel, and Pedro Almodovar. The course is conducted in Spanish, and all reading and writing will be in Spanish.