Courses of Study 2017-2018 
    Feb 25, 2020  
Courses of Study 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SPAN 4930 - [Latin American Mystery Fiction]

(GB) (CA-AS) Satisfies Option 1.      
Fall. Not offered 2017-2018. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2180  or permission of instructor. Conducted in Spanish.

E. Paz-Soldán.

Originally an exotic import from the Anglo-saxon tradition, mystery fiction flourished in Latin America in the twentieth century, albeith on slightly different terms.  The course surveys detective stories and novels in the rational, hard-boiled, and parodic modes.  Among the authors to be discussed: Borges, Rubem Fonseca, Jorge Ibargüengoitia, Ricardo Piglia, Cristina Rivera Garza.

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