Comparative Literature (Literature Elective; US)

May also be taken as a Spanish elective

Students connect contemporary Spanish-speaking authors with international counterparts through a comparative study of their works that isolates and explores common literary and philosophical concepts. Literary works are grouped by theme and studied concurrently. Selected units explore the topics of tension between the individual and society, narrative ambiguity, the monster within, the nature of reality, and Cain and Abel’s allegory in literature and film. Student papers and class discussions are in Spanish. Spanish works are read in the original Spanish text.

Texts:
Camus, The Plague
García Márquez, Crónica de una Muerte Anunciada
García Márquez, Ojos de Perro Azul
Kafka, The Trial
Kafka, The Metamorphosis
Unamuno, Abel Sánchez
Unamuno, Don Manuel Bueno Mártir

Viewings:
Abre Los Ojos
Amadeus

Summer Reading:
García Márquez, Cien Años de Soledad

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