Latin American Literature
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Course Code: 
CLT528

Characteristics of Latin American literature. Colonisation and the imposition of Spanish and Portuguese
rule on native populations in the 16th Century. The imposition of French rule in Haiti. Interaction with
native Indians and African slaves. Influence of African oral literature. Synthesis of native, African and
colonial cultures. Independence in early 19th Century and the emergence of national literatures. Thecommon features in Latin American literature. The examples of Argentine, Brazilian, Cuban and
Mexican literature. Romanticism. Afro-Cubanism. Realism and Naturalism. Modernism. The
vanguard literature of the 19th Century. Voyages into the self. Experimentation in contemporary Latin
American literature.

Course Hours: 
45