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Introduction to Contemporary Hispanic Literature

This course studies representative twentieth and twenty-first-century texts and films from Hispanic America and Spain. Emphasis is on developing strategies for analyzing the genres of the novel, the short story, the poem, the fictional film, and the theatrical script. The novels read this semester are Magali Garca Ramis's Felices das, To Sergio (1986, Puerto Rico) and Javier Cercas's Soldados de Salamina (2001, Spain). We will study Lorca's play "La casa de Bernarda Alba" (1936, Spain), films...

Start Date: Sep 01, 2007 Topics: Film, Literature, General History
Cost: Free

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This course studies representative twentieth and twenty-first-century texts and films from Hispanic America and Spain. Emphasis is on developing strategies for analyzing the genres of the novel, the short story, the poem, the fictional film, and the theatrical script. The novels read this semester are Magali Garca Ramis's Felices das, To Sergio (1986, Puerto Rico) and Javier Cercas's Soldados de Salamina (2001, Spain). We will study Lorca's play "La casa de Bernarda Alba" (1936, Spain), films from Spain, Mxico, and Cuba, poems by Daro (Nicaragua), Machado (Spain), Lorca (Spain), Hernndez (Spain), Vallejo (Per), Cernuda (Spain), and Luis Pals Matos (Puerto Rico), and short stories from Mxico (by an exiled Spanish writer), Chile, Argentina, and Cuba. Thematic emphasis is on the Spanish Civil War, changing attitudes toward gender, the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, and the history of race in the Americas.

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  • Dates: Sep 01, 2007 to Dec 20, 2007
  • Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructor: Prof. Elizabeth Garrels
  • Cost: Free
  • Institution: MIT OCW
  • Topics: Film, Literature, General History

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