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HISP 352 - Mythical Foundation Lat Amer.
This course studies seminal narratives from Latin America; it is aimed at developing critical and evaluative reading of Latin American major literary works among students through rigorous close reading and analysis. The thematic structure of the course is based on the idea that from fictional texts we can derive knowledge that help us to understand the historical roots of today’s Latin American society and culture.

The course is focus on a single author and his/her influential literary works (theme and author may change from year to year). The course is conceived to be a thematic and monographic close-reading of a major work, such as Iphigenia and Mama Blanca’s Memoirs by Teresa de la Parra; Fictions and The Aleph by Jorge Luis Borges; Hopscotch by Julio Cortazar; The Burning Plain and Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo; One Hundred Years of Solitude by Garcia Marquez; The War of the End of the World by Vargas Llosa; etc., (this list is not exclusive). The course is conducted in Spanish and all reading and writing for the course is also done in Spanish.
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