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PREREQUISITE: SPAN-UA 200. PLEASE CHECK WITH DUS FOR PLACEMENT AS REQUIRED COURSE FOR MAJORS OR MINORS.

From Homer to Thomas Mann mythologies have been the departing point of written literatures. This seminar will discuss: a) Nietzsche’s mythological interpretation of Greek tragedy; b) Bachofen’s archeological reconstruction of the cults of the Great Mother; and c) Newmann’s psychoanalytic interpretation of the myth of the Great Mother. In the second part of this seminar, we are going to analyze the mythological background of two modern classical Latin American novels by Jose Maria Arguedas and Juan Rulfo.

See under section heading for prerequisite. When conducted in English, this course is numbered SPAN-UA 551. Offered every semester. 4 points. Sample topics include literature of the fantastic, history and fiction in Spanish America, literature of the neobaroque, cultural relations between Spain and Spanish America, literature and ethnicity, and construction of gender in Spanish American literature.

Course Information

SPAN-UA 550

Undergraduate

4 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Spring 2018

1
Eduardo R Subirats
MW: 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM BOBS LL148