Class 14978 SPAN 4500 - 002 (Lecture)
Special Topics Seminar: Literature
Topic Lat.Am. Detective Fiction
Instructor Charlotte Rogers
Charlotte RogersTuTh 2:00PM - 3:15PMNew Cabell Hall 132
Other SIS Info
Enrollment: (Show Graph) 21 students (capacity 22)
Status: Open, No Waitlist Available When Full
Units: 3 - 6
Meeting Dates: 08/23/2016 - 12/06/2016
Class Components: Lecture Required
Enrollment Requirements: Must have completed SPAN 3010 and 3300 and one of the following: SPAN 3400, 3410, 3420 or 3430 or departmental consent.
Requirement Designation: None
Class Attributes: None
Grading: Student Option
SIS Description: Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.
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Class Subtitle Latin American Detective Fiction
Description This course examines detective fiction from its origins in the Anglophone tradition to its contemporary manifestations in Spanish American literature. We will study the genreā€™s form and the way in which authors mobilize that form to make a variety of political, social and aesthetic comments. The figure of the detective and his relationship to society, the role of the police in (not) solving the crime, and the themes of corruption, sexuality, class conflict, and varying conceptions of justice will form the basis of our conversations. Papers and class participation are expected; the students will also have the option of writing their own detective story.
Comments Class conducted in Spanish.
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