SPN 380K • BOOM AND POSTBOOM: THE LATIN AMERICAN NOVEL AND THE NEOBAROQUE
2:00 PM-5:00 PM
This course will survey the emergence of the "boom" or "new" novel in Latin America (Rulfo, Carpentier, Asturias, Cortazar, Fuentes, Vargas LLosa, Garcia Marquez, Cabrera Infante, Arenas, Lezama Lima) and some of the canonical critical and historical intepretations and accounts of this phenomenon (Angel Flores, Emir Rodriguez Monegal, Jose Donoso, Carlos Fuentes, Gerald Martin). We will then refer to different "post-boom" editorial and esthetic scenarios and developments (la "Onda", Puig, Allende, the "novela de la dictadura," the "new historical novel", the "crack" movement, the McOndo writers) with special emphasis on "postboom" neobaroque narrative and its connection to postmodern trends and esthetics (Sarduy and Posse).
Oral Presentations: 20% Short essay, Draft, and Final Term Paper: 60% Participation: 20%