SPAN 363 Hispanic Autobiography

This course will apply current theories of autobiographical discourse to Spanish Latin American and U.S. Latino life-writing. Students will examine the relation of personal identity to dominant ideologies of gender race class and politics and will explore the role of memory and fantasy in literary self-expression. Authors studied will vary from year to year but will typically include Gloria Anzaldúa Reinaldo Arenas Juan Francisco Manzno Carmen Martín Gaite Rigoberta Menchu Constancia de la Mora and Mario Vargas Llosa. Students will have the opportunity to write their own autobiographies.

Credits

4 units

Prerequisite

One Spanish 300 level course

Core Requirements Met

  • Global Connections