SPAN 611 Foundations of Colonial Spanish American Literature (1492-1830)

Examination of literary, historical, and legal texts written in Spanish America, from 1492, the year of Columbuss arrival to the New World, to 1830, the beginning of the independence period. The origin and development of the field of colonial literary studies also considered. Visual texts and films to complement Spanish readings.

pre-rec: 400-level sequence; satisfies pre-twentieth-century requirement.