S-Lit&Form/NationState19thCent

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Comparative Literature

Course Number: 
691NS
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
This course examines the formative role literature played in the process of nation-building in the Americas during the 19th century with particular emphasis on Argentina, Peru and the United States. Authors include-- but are not limited to-- James Fenimore Cooper, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ricardo Palma, Clorinda Matto de Turner, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento and Esteban Echeverria. After a brief introduction to methodology and theory and a careful historical contextualization of each writer we will analyze the texts focusing on topics such as gender and romance, race and miscegenation, the past, and space/nature/frontier.
Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
25011

Course Sections

S-Lit&Form/NationState19thCent
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 3.0

Maria Barbon

TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM