Contemporary Spanish American Prose Fiction in Translation

This course offers a critical study of Latin American prose in translation since the 20th century. These include works by Nobel Prize winners and other prominent writers like Miguel Angel Asturias, Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel García Marquez, Mario Vargas Llosa, Isabel Allende, Elena Poniatowska, Julio Cortazar, Gioconda Belli, among others. The material will be discussed in terms of sociopolitical influences found within the works, as well as in terms of structure, style, and literary genre. The course will also address important theoretical concerns such as hybridity or transculturation, magical realism, and environmental justice concerns.

Gen Ed: LA.