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Jill Robbins, Chair 150 W 21st Street, Stop B3700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4936

Summer 2006

SPN 352 • Topics in Spanish and Spanish-American Literature

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
89900 -TBA

Course Description

This course will be an introduction to Mexican literature from the colonial period to the present with an emphasis on Twentieth Century fiction. We will cover some of the major non-moderna and modern Mexican writersSor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Sigüenza y Gñngora, Azuela, Fuentes, Paz, Garro, Castellanos. We will focus on important documents in the history of Mexico that have an essential literary or expressive component as well a on modern novels and short stories that address crucial issues and moments in Mexican history.

Grading Policy

Five 2-3 pages (to turn in each Monday): 50% Participation/Attendance/Homework: 25% Final: 25%


Short novels: Mariana Azuela, Los de abajo Juan Rulfo, Pedro Páramo Carlos Fuentes, Aura Elena Poniatowska, Querido Diego, te abraza Quiela Packet with selections by Hernán Cortés, Bernal Dëaz del Castillo, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Carlos de Sigüenza y Gñngora, Lizardi, Juan Rulfo, Juan José /Arreola, Rosario Castellanos, Octavio Paz, Carlos Fuentes, Elena Garro, and others


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