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Seminar in Modern Spanish-American Literature: Documenting the Real: Truth, Representation, and the Latin American

SPA 548/ART 549/LAS 548

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This course focuses on documentation and the returns of the real in Latin American fiction, art, photography, theater, and film that seek to represent, record, or enact the real, social life,and/or the natural world in an accurate, truthful way, and that claim to embody some kind of epistemological or evidentiary truth. We cover a wide range of debates about representation and realism, from nineteenth century non-fiction and the real maravilloso to more recent developments in documentary photography, theater, and film. Readings include texts by Arias, Barthes, Borges, Brecht, Bellatin, Carpentier, Foster, Jaar, Cabrera Infante, and Coutinho.
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Section S01

  • Type: Seminar
  • Section: S01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 8
  • Capacity: 20
  • Class Number: 21511
  • Schedule: T 04:30 PM-07:20 PM