Fall 2020

Literature and Culture of the Hispanic World

Listed in: Latinx and Latin Amer Studies, as LLAS-301  |  Spanish, as SPAN-301

Formerly listed as: SPAN-11


Sony Coranez Bolton (Section 01)
Catherine V. Infante (Section 02)


(Offered as SPAN 301 and LLAS 301) This course provides an introduction to the diverse literatures and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world over the course of six centuries, from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century. Students will learn the tools, language, and critical vocabulary for advanced work reading the canon of Hispanic literatures from Spain, Latin America and the Caribbean Basin, identifying aesthetic trends, historical periods and diverse genres such as poetry, narrative, theater and film. The syllabus will include a wide variety of authors of different national, political, and artistic persuasions and an array of linguistic styles. Conducted in Spanish.

One section will be offered completely online via Zoom and a second section will be in-person but also accessible to students joining the class through remote learning. The online class will have a mix of synchronous “live” class meetings and some asynchronous components via Moodle (discussion threads, recorded lecture materials and presentations, etc). A greater emphasis will be on synchronous class meetings and discussions. This class will require several short low-stakes oral reading presentations, one longer formal oral presentation, and an analytical essay of literary or cultural interpretation of approximately 7-10 pages. All work will be conducted in Spanish. 

Proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish are required. Limited to 18 students per section.

Limited to 18 students. Fall semester: Professor Coráñez Bolton and Professor Infante. Spring semester: Senior Lecturer Granda.

If Overenrolled: Priority will be given to Spanish majors.


Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing, Languages Other Than English


2020-21: Offered in Fall 2020, Spring 2021
Other years: Offered in Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020