SPAN6343 20th Century Spanish American Poetry

Course Description

This course provide a synthesis of the main aesthetic trends that orient contemporary Latin American poetry (from the early 20th century to the 1980s), through the study, analysis, and commentary of some works representative of the most outstanding poets: Juan José Tablada, Ramón López Velarde, Gabriel Mistral, César Vallejo, Pablo Neruda, Jorge Luis Borges, and Nicanor Parra, among others. This course promotes the study and discussion of the literary field, social complexities, as well as cultural and historical problems in what the nation is about, the development of national identities, transculturation, the appearance of the avant-garde, Nationalism, cosmopolitanism and including the context of dictatorial regimes. Latin American poetry is an important part of the literary and cultural debates of the twentieth century.

Course Credits: 3

Prerequisites: None

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the intricacies of Latin American Poetry of the 20th century.
  • Examine relevance of decisive Latin American poets.
  • Identify fundamental works of Latin American Poetry of Century XX.
  • Analyze and prepare critical commentary using proper terminology.
  • Construct reflective writing on poetry.
  • Analyze poems in relation to the context in which they were created while examining their current relevance.