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

Fall 2008

SPN 380K • Modernismo: Aestheticism, Sexuality and Modernity

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
48267 T
5:00 PM-8:00 PM
BEN 1.118
Dominguez-Ruvalcaba

Course Description

This seminar aims to revise Spanish American literary texts and visual art produced between the end of nineteenth century and the two firs decades of the twentieth century that are considered part of the modernista aesthetics, from a theoretical perspective that combines queer and postcolonial approaches. Some of the questions we are going to address are: How modernista aestheticism articulates neocolonialism with modern national projects? What is the role that sexuality and sensuality play in the construction of the modernista imagination? What are the intersections of modernista art, poetry, fiction and prose? How the intellectual insights of modernistas can be interpreted as gender politics?

Grading Policy

Grade criteria: Two partial tests: 20% One presentation: 5% Participation: 15% Paper draft: 10% Final paper: 50%

Texts

Primary Bibliography: Barba Jacob, Porfirio. Canción de la vida profunda Darío Rubén. Azul, Prosas profanas, Los raros D'Halmar, Augusto. La sombra del humo en el espejo González Prada, Manuel. Ensayos escogidos Gutiérrez Nájera, Manuel. Cuentos, crónicas y ensayos Jiménez, José Olivio. Antología de la poesía modernista hispanoamericana Lugones, Leopoldo. Cuentos fantásticos Nervo, Amado. Cuentos Martí, José. Ensayos y crónicas. Prado, Pedro. Alsino Rodó, José Enrique. Ariel Silva, José Asunción. De sobremesa

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