Comparative Literature (US)

Grades 11–12
May also be taken for a humanities credit

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