The Invention of Spanish America, 1492 to 1900
Studies the polemics of possession and of self-identification of Spanish America and its peoples as seen in major works of fiction and non-fiction. Texts discuss: the abundance of the New World; conquest, colonization and the experience of Baroque cities; the epic of resistance and rebellion; the quest for love and the search for the sublime. Techniques of literary criticism are reviewed and expanded.
- Either SPAN 249 with a minimum grade of C+, or SPAN 250A and SPAN 250B with a minimum grade of C+ in each and a minimum GPA of 4.0.
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