SPAN 255 - Small, Round and Juicy: The Modern Hispanic Short Story (4)

Our course will focus on the finest short stories written in Spanish over the last 100 years.  The compression of the genre is particularly suited for the pace of modern life and has proved to be a favorite of such writers as Borges, García Márquez, Matute, and Cortázar, to name only a few.  The primary goal of this course is to introduce students to the craft of close reading and the critical skills necessary for a nuanced understanding of culture in a complicated subject such as literature.  Prerequisite: SPAN 206