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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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ESPFA4 Latin American Literature 4 ECTS

Learning outcomes

To introduce students to the modern literature in Latin America and its background. To broaden students' vocabularies.


This course covers the history of Latin American literature, with special emphasis on recent history (the 20th century), and focuses on analysing the most notable pieces of work.

Modes of study

Lectures and literary reviews on approved topics. The course can be replaced by taking a book exam on Bellini's Historia de la literatura hispanoamericana (275-308, 346-350, 391-399, 459-464, 502-632) and by reviewing two books, in accordance with the teacher's instructions. Students can choose their books for example from these: G. García Márquez: Cien años de soledad; Juan Carlos Onetti: El astillero, Ciro Alegría: El mundo es ancho y ajeno; Jorge Icaza: Huasipungo; Miguel A. Asturias: Leyendas de Guatemala; Jorge Luis Borges: El Aleph; Mario Vargas Llosa: Historia de Mayta; Julio Cortázar: Los premios; Ernesto Sábato: El túnel; César Vallejo: Trilce, Mariano Azuela: Los de abajo; o Alejo Carpentier: El reino de este mundo.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Evaluation by essay and exam.

Study materials

Franco, J, Historia de la literatura hispanoamericana; Bellini, Historia de la literatura hispanoamericana.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies
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School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies