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SPA 480D Magical Realism in Latin American Literature and Cinema

Prerequisite: Students should have completed at least on 300-level course or received approval from the Chair or professor.

Course Description: This course studies the literature and film of Latin America in the context of Magical Realism. Magical Realism is a transformation of the common and the everyday into the magical and the unreal. It is an art of surprises. We will study the very particular way that Magical Realism functions in the context of Latin America. Workd to be studied include: Garcia Marquez' One hundred Years of Solitude, Jorge Amado's Dona Flor and her Two Husbands and Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate. This course is conducted in Spanish.


3 credits