Bethania Guerra de Lemos, Ph.D.
Course focuses on key and 20th and 21st century Spanish, Latin American and American texts, and uses a dialectical interpretation of them as “transatlantic,” in other words, these literatures are understood to be in a process of constant cultural exchange. Course readings reflect a sustained focus on othering and otherness in a polyphony of literary voices: the “losers” in the process of colonization of the past and present, women’s voices that rise against patriarchal oppression, and the discourses of ethnic minorities. Historical framework: processes of independence and modernism, metropolis and margin, nationalisms, hispanismo, globalization, heterogeneity. Among the authors studied: Quiroga, Mistral, Storni, García Lorca, Vallejo, Cortázar, Zambrano, Mendez, Mazzotti, Anzaldúa.