Literature and culture 1: Spanish America

Course Code :2003FLWTLS
Study domain:Literature
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:45
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Spanish
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Rita De Maeseneer

3. Course contents *

After an introduction on the importance of orality in Latin American literature and popular music,  the approach will be illustrated by analyzing La guaracha del Macho Camacho (Sánchez). The bolero-genre is studied in a more extensive way, because it allows the students to question contemporary literary theories that are often applied to Latin American literature (queer reading, postmodernism, postcolonial theories, theories on mass culture and popular culture). Some works will be analysed in order to illustrate the different approaches.

*Puig (Argentina), El beso de la mujer araña

*Vergés (Dominican Republic), Sólo cenizas hallarás (bolero)

*Santos-Febres (Puerto Rico), Sirena Selena vestida de pena