Jul 25, 2024  
Undergraduate Record 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Record 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

SPAN 4319 - Borges

This course offers an overview of Borges’ short stories and some essays and poems. The aim is to present Borges as dominating the great shift in literary sensibility in Spanish America in the 1940s, his influence on the ‘Boom’ and the relevance of his work to the notions of Modernism and Post-modernism in the Anglo-Saxon sense. The course will attempt to cover not only the thematics of Borges’ main works but also his innovations in technique. Study of major literary works from the 20th and 21st centuries by Mexican authors, including poetry, fiction, essay and/or theatre. Discussion will focus on literary representation, historical and gender issues relevant to this period in Mexican society. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement

Credits: 3