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Charles R. Hale, Director SRH 1.310, 2300 Red River Street D0800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512.471.5551

Spring 2008


Unique Days Time Location Instructor
41115 TTh
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
BEN 1.124

Course Description

This course brings together Spanish American literary history and social history. It surveys the development of Spanish American literature from the days of the Spanish Conquest to 1900. In the early weeks of the course, most of the readings are historical documents having to do with the conquest of the Amerindian populations. Later more literary readings reflect the intellectual life in Spain's American colonies and the ferment leading up to the wars of Independence. Romanticism, realism, and the early years of modernismo are covered in the second part of the semester.

Grading Policy

Grading Criteria: proposal for term paper 15% midterm examination 27.5% final version of term paper 22.5% quizzes and participation 5% final examination 30% Attendance Policy: Four cuts permitted; subsequent unexcused absences result in 1% grade reduction each.


Required Text: Raquel Chang-Rodríguez and Malva E. Filer, Voces de Hispanoamérica Boston: Heinle and Heinle, 1996. 2nd ed. Should be at University Co-op. Course Packet: Abel's Copies, 715D West 23rd St., 472 5353 You must purchase the packet because it contains required readings.


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