PORT 6710 Contemporary Fiction in Spanish America and Brazil

A comparison of the contemporary fiction of Spanish America and Brazil. Topics vary but may include: the short story; race, gender, and nationalism; the regionalist novel; experimental fiction; fiction and popular culture. Among the selected authors are Julio Cortzar, Guimares Rosa, Fonseca, Borges, Clarice Lispector, Rulfo, Donoso, Icaza, Ramos, Rivera. Reading competence in Spanish and Portuguese to be established by previous course work or judgment of instructor.