SPAN 3378 Hispanic Fantastic Literature
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 1314 and SPAN 1324 and SPAN 2314 and SPAN 2324 and SPAN 3314 and SPAN 3324 (or the equivalent)
Discussions, readings and writing practices center on masterpieces of the narrative of fantastic literature from Spain and Latin America. Students explore the emergence of magical realism in Latin America and the use of fantastic and supernatural elements. They also study the history, politics and culture of Hispanic countries to analyze the use of the fantastic elements in the text and compare societal conflicts of the present with those expressed in the readings. Further development of language proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading and writing is emphasized.