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LSSP 240 Latin American Literature and Popular Culture

Prerequisite: SPAN 203 or satisfactory performance on placement examination or permission of the department chair. (Course is offered as needed/3 credits) 

A survey of the main trends in literary and popular culture from the 20th century. A close reading of the texts which constituted the foundation of our literary historiography from Modernism to Postmodernism. Discussion of the region’s key concepts: transculturation, “magical realism/marvelous real,” “Boom and Postboom,” “testimonio” and the new (not so new) historical novel.