Literature & Revolution in Latin America

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Lit & Rev in Lat Amer

Spring 2020

Taught By: Juan Decastro

Section: A

CRN: 7088

Credits: 4

This course studies the discrepant visions and revisions of revolution in Spanish American literature from the 19th century until the present. Given the social and economic inequality prevalent in the region, Spanish American writers have frequently grappled with the need for radical political change. In particular, the belief in revolution as a modernizing and democratizing process became widespread after the Cuban Revolution in 1959, which for many exemplified the possibility of achieving equality and freedom in the region. Readings may include The Kiss of the Spider woman by the Argentinean novelist Manuel Puig, The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta by Peruvian Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa, and The Man Who Loved Dogs by Cuban author Leonardo Padura.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 1:41am 3/29/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 465

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/7/2020