2019-2020 Catalog

SPAN 376 Central American Literature

Beginning with a close reading of the Quiché Maya myth of the Popol Vuh and its influence on Nobel-Prize winning Guatemalan author Miguel A. Asturias, this course discusses canonical Central American works of the nineteenth and twentieth century, with attention to the literary portrayal of war and violence by Nicaraguan and Salvadorean writers Ernesto Cardenal, Gioconda Belli, Claribel Alegría, Roque Dalton, and Manlio Argueta.  The course includes some discussion of Central American film.  


4 units


One 300-level Spanish course

Core Requirements Met

  • Regional Focus