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SPA 307 Surv Spa-Amer Lit

This survey literature course selects a few key turning points in the cultural history of Latin America as departure points for reading and interpreting the literary production of the region. From literature produced by the civilizations that populated the continent before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors, through the Latin American appropriations of European styles (barroco, neoclásico, romántico), to the development of a voice of their own by the writers of modernismo or 'el boom latinoamericano,' this course is designed to cover a wide range of moments and genres, and has been conceived as a starting point for more advanced studies of Latin American literature. Prerequisites: SPA 300 (previously SPA 265), SPA 301. Fulfills diversity requirement. Fall 20.