Creation of a Continent: Representations of Hispanic America, 1492-1898, in Literature and Film

Req: 

HASS-H

Level: 

Intermediate

Traces the creation of a new literature in Spanish to record and interpret New World experiences. Begins with excerpts from Columbus's diary and ends with writings on the late 19th-century Cuban and Puerto Rican independence movements. Pairs some of these pre-20th-century texts with more recent literary and film interpretations of the first 400 years of Hispanic American history. Conducted in Spanish.