Dictatorship and the Latin-American Novel
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Military dictatorship is among the most crucial factors in Latin-American society and history, and some of the continent’s leading novelists have taken it upon themselves to depict the experience in their work. In this course we will examine both the fact of dictatorship itself and the diverse representation thereof in Spanish-American fiction. Novels by García Márquez, Vargas Llosa, Poniatowska, and Tomas Eloy Martínez will be closely studied. Students will also read Absalom! Absalom! by Faulkner, whose influence on Latin-American authors’ techniques of representation has been decisive and profound. (This course offering is a slightly modified version of a previous senior seminar, RLSP 403, “Power, Repression, and Dictatorship in the Latin-American Novel.”) Conducted in Spanish.
The Class: Type: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: three 8-page papers, an oral report, a final 3-page paper, and class participation
Prerequisites: RLSP 105, or RLSP 200, or results of Williams College Placement Exam, or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preference: Spanish majors; Latino Studies concentrators
Distributions: Division I;