Contemporary Latin American Fiction

Calendar

Still from Virus Tropical

Week 1: Welcome to Contemporary Latin American Fiction 

1/25

Introduction

Week 2: Chile

1/30

Asynchronous Screening:

Massacre at The Stadium  (Bent Jorgen Perlmutt, 2019)

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Bolaño, Roberto. “Meeting With Enrique Lihn.” The Return. New Directions, 2010.

Lihn, Enrique. “Six Solitudes.” https://paulweinfieldtranslations.wordpress.com/2015/08/27/enrique-lihn-six-solitudes/

2/1

Bolaño, Roberto. “Meeting With Enrique Lihn.” The Return. New Directions, 2010.

Lihn, Enrique. “Six Solitudes.” https://paulweinfieldtranslations.wordpress.com/2015/08/27/enrique-lihn-six-solitudes/

Week 3: Bolivia

2/6

Colanzi, Liliana. “Story with Bird.” Our Dead World. Dalkey Archive Press, 2016.

Presentations

Vidal,Bryan

Urbina,Migleysi

2/8

Colanzi, Liliana. “Story with Bird.” Our Dead World. Dalkey Archive Press, 2016.

Week 4: Ecuador and Colombia 

2/15

Asynchronous Screening:

Virus Tropical (Santiago Caicedo and Powerpaola, 2017)

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Synchronous discussion in the classroom.

Presentations

Razeen,Tahmeed

Buitrago Zapata,Isabela

Week 5: Colombia and Brazil

2/21

Asynchronous Screening:

La playa D.C. (Juan Andrés Arango Garcia, 2012)

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Synchronous discussion in the classroom.

Presentations

Perez,Rosary M

Murillas,John

2/22

Martins, Geovani. “Russian Roulette.” The Sun on My Head. Picador, 2019.

Presentations

Lopez Tavares,Adriana M

Colinares,Sienna

Week 6: Perú

2/27

Alarcón, Daniel and Sheila Alvarado. City of Clowns. Riverhead Books, 2015. (Pages 1-64)

Presentations

Bautista,Johnny

Zebi,Grant

3/1

Alarcón, Daniel and Sheila Alvarado. City of Clowns. Riverhead Books, 2015. (Pages 65-133)

Presentations

Shumunov,David

Rafia,Salma

Week 7: México

3/6

Bellatin, Mario. Beauty Salon. Deep Vellum Publishing, 2021. (Pages 3-28)

Presentations

Khaneja,Mahima K

Gordon-Gatica,Diego Joseph

3/8

Bellatin, Mario. Beauty Salon. Deep Vellum Publishing, 2021. (Pages 29-55)

Presentations

Alvarez,Jeau

Zaman,Mohammed Akbaruz

Week 8: México

3/13

Bellatin, Mario. Beauty Salon. Deep Vellum Publishing, 2021. (Pages 56-81)

3/15

The midterm project and the self-evaluation are due.

Week 9: Costa Rica

3/20

Synchronous Screening:

Clara Sola (Nathalie Álvarez Mesén, 2021)

3/22

Synchronous Screening:

Clara Sola (Nathalie Álvarez Mesén, 2021)

Week 10: Cuba

3/27

Obejas, Achy. “The Sound Catalog.” The Tower of the Antilles. Akashic Books, 2017.

Presentations

Martinez,Jasmin

Garcia,Jaylene

3/29

Capo Crucet, Jennine. “The Next Move.” How to Leave Hialeah. University of Iowa Press, 2009.

Presentations

Brooks,Tiana Ablessing

Bisono,Nathalie

Week 11

4/3

Asynchronous Study

Week 12: Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic

4/17

Gautier, Amina. “Aguanile.” Now We Will Be Happy. University of Nebraska Press, 2014.

Presentations

Del Rosario De Regino,Ethan Valentino

Palma,Elizabeth

4/19

Avila, Lorraine. “Malcriada.” Malcriada and Other Stories. DWA Press, 2019

Presentations

Yano,Mikiko

Colon,Mercy

Week 13: Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico 

4/24

Ceballos, Helen. “Cerezas por papeles”

Presentations

Sanchez,Siara

Ordonez,Karina Jasmin

4/26

Ceballos, Helen. Rito de Paso/Rite of Passage (Live performance)

Week 14: Haiti

5/1

Danticat, Edwidge. “Caroline’s Wedding.” Krik? Krak! Soho Press (139-153)

Presentations

Levi,Violette Jennifer

Valdez,Jirelly

5/3

Danticat, Edwidge. “Caroline’s Wedding.” Krik? Krak! Soho Press (154-166)

Presentations

Sanchez,Thais

Lopez,Sarah

Week 15: Haiti

5/8

Danticat, Edwidge. “Caroline’s Wedding.” Krik? Krak! Soho Press (166-88)

Presentations

Sanap,Jyoti Shivaji

Sanchez,Valery

5/10

Collective final reflection

Final examination

TBD

Final grade submission deadline

TBD

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