The aim of the course is to provide students with a good knowledge of the different cultural traditions and literary history of the Spanish-speaking countries of South and Central America. To this end, some stories, written in the last two centuries, by various great "cuentistas" of the different nations that make up Hispano-América will be presented and analyzed. At the end of the course, students must be able to: describe and contextualize the Hispano-American historical-literary problems; analyze, synthesize and recognize the formal characteristics of the texts in the program.
From Mexico to Tierra del Fuego: the great literary tale.
After having illustrated the different historical, social and cultural movements, and analyzed the main characteristics of the literary production of the latin america in its diachronic development, will be presented a selection of stories. The topics, addressed proportionally during the 48 hours of the course, will be: A) History and geography of Latin America B) Topics of Hispano-American Literature C) Evolution and importance of the story, as a literary genre, in the various nations