Courses of Study 2017-2018 
    May 27, 2020  
Courses of Study 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SPAN 4370 - Fictions of Wonder: Variations of the Marvelous in Hispanic Literatures

(LA-AS) Satisfies Option 1.      
Spring. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2095 , SPAN 2180  or permission of instructor. This is the mandatory senior seminar for Spanish majors.

S. Pinet.

Visions, miracles, resurrections, the walking dead; ice, rumor, virtual lives, rabbits coming out of someone’s mouth are all found in literatures from the Hispanic world.  This course explores variations of the marvelous in Hispanic cultures from the medieval to the modern, from miracles to magic realism and the “real maravilloso.”  Poetry, short stories, novella and film (Debate del alma y del cuerpo, Milagros de Nuestra Señora, selections from Libro de Alexandre, Pedro Páramo, La invención de Morel, stories by Borges and Cortázar, and the films Como agua para chocolate, El amor en los tiempos del cólera) will be at the center of our inquiry, supported by critical readings and ample discussion.

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