Dr. Kelly Comfort
In this course, we will read a selection of poetry, short stories, plays, essays, and novels and view one film from the past century of Latin American literature and explore the concept of identity formation in a variety of forms. Unit one treats identity in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, and class. Unit two explores existential(ist) identity. Unit three examines temporal and spatial identity. Unit four delves into the relationship between political and sexual identity. The goals of this class are threefold: to expose students to an important selection of twentieth-centuty Latin American literature and to introduce key concepts of Latin American culture and history; to hone reading and interpretive abilities specifically and critical thinking skills generally; and to improve written and oral communication through essay assignments and class presentations. Class taught in Spanish.