Comparative Literature (Literature Elective; US)

Linda Johnson

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: 

Borges, Fictions

Camus, The Plague

García Márquez, Chronicle of a Death Foretold

García Márquez, Eyes of a Blue Dog

Kafka, The Trial

Kafka, The Metamorphosis

Unamuno, Abel Sánchez 

Unamuno, Don Manuel Bueno Mártir

Viewings: 

Abre Los Ojos

Amadeus

Summer Reading: 

García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

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