SPAN 750 - Early Colonial Literature in Latin America
Early Colonial Literature in Latin America
An overview of the Latin American literary production from the Discovery (1492) to the end of the seventeenth century. The course will cover the Crónicas de Indias, historical texts written by the Spanish Conquistadores (e.g., Hernán Cortés), and the friars (e.g., Fray Bartolomé de las Casas). Then, it will focus on the works of Criollo writers (e.g., El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega), with an emphasis on the main exponents of El Barroco de Indias (e.g., Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz), which recreated Spanish Baroque styles, while introducing new themes that reflected Latin American reality.
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