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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 21F.010 (Fall 2006) 
  • Course Title:
  • Introduction to European and Latin American Fiction 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Margery Resnick 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 21F.010 Introduction to European and Latin American Fiction



    Fall 2006




    Course Highlights


    This course features an extensive list of readings and questions for the response papers in the assignments section.


    Course Description


    This subject serves as a broad introduction to the field of European and Latin American fiction. It is taught in an historical manner—beginning with the first picaresque novel, Lazarillo de Tormes, and ending with contemporary European fiction. It is designed to help students acquire a general understanding of major fictional modes-from 18th century epistolary fiction, Liaisons dangereuses, to 20th century avant-garde fiction: Cosmicomicsi and Aura. Attention is paid not only to the literary movements these works represent, but also to the subtle interplay of history, geography, language and cultural norms that gave rise to specific literary forms. While the reading load is heavy, the books are compelling.
     

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