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

Spring 2008

LAS 370S • Literature and Cinema in Spanish America

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
41060 TTh
8:00 AM-9:30 AM
MEZ 1.202

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 too 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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