2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

LANG 14493 Latin American Literature

The survey in Latin American Literature is designed to give students a wide scope of writings that have shaped Latin America's social, cultural and literary history. This course begins with texts by the indigenous cultures of pre-colonial times, and moves through the Colonial Literature, the literature from the independence movements, modernismo, vanguardias, el Boom, to finish with contemporary literature. The class touches on important issues like the power of language, relationship between social movements and literature, the colonial and post-colonial experience, globalization, nationality, Latin American identity, race, etc.