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Civilisation and Barbarism in Spanish American Literature (6 points)


Leader: Jeff Browitt

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This units surveys the different forms of literary production in Spanish America from the early years of independence into the twentieth century. A guiding thread throughout the course will be the examination of how 'civilization' and 'barbarism' are troped onto various aspects of Latin American reality: Europe versus America, city versus country, civilisation versus nature, culture versus civilisation, and so forth.

Assessment: Take-home exam (1,200 words): 30% + 2 reading controls (800 words in total): 20% + Final essay (2000 words): 40% + Participation (500 words): 10%

Contact Hours: One 3 hour seminar per week

Prerequisites: First year sequence in Spanish or permission

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