Intro to Literature & Film of the Andean Region

Elective Courses

CINE 396 - Intro to Literature & Film of the Andean Region

LALS 397 | SPAN 396
403 |Jean Knight |MWF 1-2pm |WILL 28

This course explores important works 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, women’s roles, the Church, political terrorism and the struggle for social justice, and emigration. Among the longer novels covered are Aves sin nido by Clorinda Matto de Turner, Huasipungo by Jorge Icaza, and Historia de Mayta by Mario Vargas Llosa, the winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize for literature.  Films include La boca del lobo, Días de Santiago, American Visa, and La vendedora de rosas. This course will be conducted in Spanish.

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