Brown University shieldBrown University

Authorship and Authoritarianism in Spain and Latin America

HISP 2620O S01 [CRN: 16769]

This course examines responses to authoritarianism in contemporary Spanish and Latin American literature, using the particular cases of recent dictatorships in Spain (Francisco Franco, 1939-1975) and Chile (Augusto Pinochet, 1973-1990) as a focus. Alongside novels and a play dealing with dictatorship and its aftermath, we will read theoretical texts that offer varied approaches to history, literature, aesthetics, and politics. Throughout, we will examine the complex relationship between authority, authoritarianism, and authorship in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, asking how dictatorship is (not) narrated and how we can read narratives emerging from contexts of repression and state terror. In Spanish.
Fall 2021
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15:00 - 17:30 Wed - from Sep 8, 2021 to Dec 21, 2021
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