SPAN 325: Major Hispanic Writers

SPAN 325-DL1: Gabriel García Márquez and Social Justice
(Fall 2021)


Section Information for Fall 2021

Using an interdisciplinary approach, we will study Nobel Prize Winner Gabriel García Márquez’s major works of fiction and non-fiction, as well as film adaptations of some of his works, and films about his life and legacy. You will learn how to analyze narratives in connection with central contexts and notions regarding the style of magical realism, the dictator novel genre, and investigative journalism in Latin America. You will also learn how to apply basic concepts and ideas about intersectionality, social justice, desire/love and violence to the study of narratives. Readings include One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), The Autumn of the Patriarch (1975), Love in the Times of Cholera (1985), News of a Kidnapping (1996), and selected short fiction. Main objectives of this course include connecting narrative analysis to wider intellectual and societal concerns, and fostering comparative critical thinking, interdisciplinary research, and ethical commitment in the study of cultural production.

Mason Core Literature Course, taught in English. All readings are in English.

Prerequisites: ENGH 101 or equivalent.

SPAN 325 DL1 is a distance education course.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Study of the works of major Hispanic writers in translation. Writers studied vary. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGH 101 or equivalent.
Schedule Type: Lec/Sem #1, Lec/Sem #2, Lec/Sem #3, Lec/Sem #4, Lec/Sem #5, Lec/Sem #6, Lec/Sem #7, Lec/Sem #8, Lec/Sem #9, Lecture, Sem/Lec #10, Sem/Lec #11, Sem/Lec #12, Sem/Lec #13, Sem/Lec #14, Sem/Lec #15, Sem/Lec #16, Sem/Lec #17, Sem/Lec #18
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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