Introduction to Literature and Film of the Andean Region of Latin America

Elective Courses

CINE 390 - Introduction to Literature and Film of the Andean Region of Latin America

SPAN 390 | LALS 396
402 |Jean Knight |TR 12-1:30pm

This course explores important works of literature from the highlands of Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Colombia. Genres covered include the novel, essay, poetry, testimonial, short story, and film. As we progress through the syllabus we will examine how key components of the Latin American experience are manifest in the Andean context. These elements include representations of indigenous people, mestizaje, machismo, women’s roles, the Church, political terrorism, and the struggle for social justice. Among the longer works covered are Matto de Turner’s Aves sin nido, Icaza’s Huasipungo, Arguedas’s Los ríos profundos, and Vargas Llosa’s Historia de Mayta.

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