2018-2019 Catalog

SPAN 379 History and Fiction in Gabriel Garcia Marquez

In One Hundred Years of SolitudeOf Love and Other Demons and The General in His Labyrinth, the Nobel-Prize winning Colombian author contextualizes  Latin American, Colombian, and Caribbean history in differing ways. The course will discuss the allegorical, satirical, and realist uses of history in those three novels by García Márquez, with particular attention to the presentation of colonialism, nineteenth-century independence movements, slavery, and race relations. 


4 units


One 300-level Spanish course

Core Requirements Met

  • Regional Focus