SPAN 180 A-Z - (LT) Special Topics in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures
Semester Hours: 3
Intensive study of specific issues, themes, genres, or authors in the Spanish-speaking world. Topics may include poetry and the visual arts, the romantic novel, travel narratives, literature in film, language(s) in the Hispanic world, literature and philosophy, and literature and religion. This course, as all courses with the SPAN prefix, is taught in Spanish.
Current Special Topics
SPAN 180F - Borges Esencial
This course, like all courses with the SPAN prefix, is taught in Spanish. This Special Topics course offers a comprehensive introduction to the work of Jorge Luis Borges, widely considered to be one of the most important writers of the twentieth century. The central purpose of the course is to familiarize students with the moral, religious, political, historical, and cultural issues explored by the writer in poetry and prose. Our introduction will be based upon critical readings while using an interdisciplinary approach that is buttressed by the work of contemporary Borges theorists (Alazraki, Dorfman, Molloy, Piglia, Rodríguez Monegal, etc.). We will also investigate how Borges’s work relates to other disciplines, such as anthropology, mathematics, physics, and philosophy. The student will be reading an average of 20 pages per week.
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