Mar 01, 2021  
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SPA 4338 - Masterpieces of Afro-Hispanic Literature

Credits: 3 hrs
This course is a survey of major literary works by Afro-Hispanic writers from their beginnings until the present day in Latin America.  The socio-economic, historical cultural, political and psychological aspects of their literary contriburtions will be analyzed in depth.  Careful attention will be given to the poetry and prose of the twentieth century.  Distinctive literary movements and periods germane to the Afro-Hispanic experience will be underscored. Authors such as Nicolas Guillen, Nancy Morejon, Quince Duncan, Eulalia Bernard Litte, Carlos Guillermo Wilson, Virginia Bridnis de Salas, Nelson Estupinan Bass, Evlio Grillo, Juan Pablo Sojo, Adalberto Ortiz, Piri Thomas, Manuel Zapata Olivella, Mary Grueso Romero, Aida Cartegena Portalatin, Junot, Diaz, Leida Maritza Perez, Nelly Rosario, Maria Santos Febres, Ernesto Quinonez, Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa, Evelio Charun-Illescas, Teresa Cardenas, Nicomedes Santa Cruz, Arnoldo Palacios, Virginia Bridis de Salas and Cristina O. Cabral will be examined within the African Diaspora and the larger literary canon of Latin American literature.  Literary criticsim of these works will also be reviewed.
Pre-requisite(s): SPA 3333   or SPA 3335  or permission of the department