Roberto Castillo Sandoval
We study representative writings
from the vast textual legacy left by the Spanish discovery,
conquest,and colonization of the New World. Emphasis will be
placed on the transformation of historical and literary genres,
and the role of Colonial literature in the formation of Latin
American identity. Readings include Columbus, Bernal Díaz,
Gómara, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Cabeza de Vaca, Sor
Juana Inés de la Cruz, and Sigüenza y Góngora.
Prerequisite: a 200 level course or consent of instructor.
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