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

Spring 2008

SPN 352 • Topics in Spanish and Spanish American Literature

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Course Description

The primary aim of this course is to analyze in a broad sense the connections between Spanish American cinema and literature, through extensive readings and in-class movie exhibitions. Particular emphasis will be given to "Martin Fierro" (poem by Jose Hernandez, film by Leopoldo Torre Nilsson), "La sombra del caudillo" (novel by Martin Luis Guzman, film by Julio Bracho), "Don Segundo Sombra" (novel by Ricardo Guiraldes, film by Manuel Antin), "Boquitas pintadas" (novel by Manuel Puig, film by Leopoldo Torre Nilsson), "Diario de la guerra del cerdo" (novel by Adolfo Bioy Casares, film by Leopoldo Torre Nilsson), "El apando" (novel by Jose Revueltas, film by Felipe Cazals), "Un lugar sin limites" (novel by Jose Donoso, film by Arturo Ripstein), "De eso no se habla" (short story by Julio Llinas, film by Maria Luisa Bemberg), "La Virgen de los sicarios" (novel and film by Fernando Vallejo).

Grading Policy

All students are expected to prepare monthly assignments for class (50%) and submit a final report (50%).


Hernandez, Martin Fierro Guzman, La sombra del caudillo Guiraldes, Don Segundo Sombra Puig, Boquitas pintadas Bioy Casares, Diario de la guerra del cerdo Revueltas, El apando Donoso, Un lugar sin limites Llinas, De eso no se habla Vallejo, La Virgen de los sicarios


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