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 novelist Mario Vargas Llosa, Roberto Bolaño's Distant Star, and Ernesto Che Guevara's The Motorcycle Diaries.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 10:00am 9/16/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm



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