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HISTORY OF THE SPANISH LANGUAGE (CR. 3)
TUESDAY, 5:00-8:00 pm, COR-301
This course will introduce students to the development of the Spanish language from its origins to the present day & will explore the relationship of external history to linguistic development. The class will analyze & discuss connections between & among the other Romance languages & will engage in research appropriate to the class. Students will be expected to produce final projects that are meaningful to their course program - literature, linguistics, translation, or teaching. Conducted in Spanish.
SEMINAR IN HISPANIC LITERATURE: BASADO EN HECHOS REALES (CR. 3)
In this course for the Master of Arts Teaching Program in Spanish, we will read key works of literature that belong to the postmodern category of literature known variably as literary journalism, the testimonial novel, el relato real, metafiction, and the documentary novel. We will consider the complexities in storytelling and history-making that arise when recounting factual events by way of fiction and in constructing historical narratives that limn the literary. We will read some of the most significant works of twentieth-century Latin American literature to investigate what happens when the boundaries between history and fiction are blurred and ask what this hybrid enterprise reveals about our own conceptions of living and constructing history. This online course will be supplemented, by previous arrangement, by periodic individual and group in-person meetings throughout the semester. Please contact Professor Bishop via email with any questions about the course. Conducted in Spanish.