2016-2017 Academic Catalog 
    
    Aug 20, 2019  
2016-2017 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ENGL 326 - Latin American Magical Realism


Credits: Three (3)
Magical Realism is an interesting and distinctive yet complex genre, combining elements of the fantastic and true-to-life in ways that differ from conventional, English-influenced fantasy stories. While many feature elements of what Americans consider imaginary, at the same time many of the novels are also deeply rooted in the politics and culture of their countries. For many critics, the genre emerged from and is best defined by twentieth-century Latin American writers. This class will examine the conventions and contradictions of this genre, ways in which individual writers employ language and storytelling techniques, and some of the complex relationships between these writers, their novels, their varied countries of origin, and the role of their original languages and translation.
Cross-listed: ENGL-126