Very good knowledge of written and spoken Spanish. Good knowledge of Latin-American history and culture
Provide critical and methodological tools for understanding the historical, cultural and literary phenomena of Hispanic literature in the United States. At the end of the course, students will have a picture of contemporary Mexican-American literature and its relationship with contemporary Hispanic-American literature in a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective.
The course will introduce students to Mexican-American literature and culture in the United States. The historical context in which the Renacimiento Chicano developed in the second half of the XXth century will be presented. Some exemplary literary works (poetry and narrative texts) of the main authors of this period will be examined. The course will also integrate the literary texts with other expressive forms of the Chicano culture (movies, music and popular figurative art)
Frontal lessons in Spanish with readings, translations and analysis of the texts indicated in the bibliography.
The exam will be oral and focused on the texts presente during the lessons in order to
to verify the students' acquisition of the notions imparted. Texts should be read in their original language. Any form of in-depth study or personal research on the topics and authors treated will be highly appreciated
Students who cannot find the texts listed in the bibliography or need any further explanation about the syllabus should contact the teacher by e-mail email@example.com or during the consultation hours which will be officially announced.