City Name: Barcelona Program: Hispanic Studies Course Name: Latin American Literature Level: Intermediate and Advanced OBJECTIVES This course will consist of the study of Spanish American Literature through its texts and the socio-cultural framework in which they are written. The priority objective is to facilitate the student the knowledge and clues of specific readings and in the same manner make possible the development of different strategies of comprehension and interpretations linked to the language called «literary». PROGRAM The course begins with a historical reflexion of the rich and multiple identity of Spanish America, that brings together the legends that developed the prehispanic civilzations up to the Spanish chronicals that found a new world. This introduction will be documented with visual information over Precolumbian art and significative fragments of the literary and essayist works by consecrated authors of our time such as Miguel Angel Asturias, Carlos Fuentes, Arturo Uslar Pietri. After this brief historic-artistic panoramic view, the study will be centerd on the contemporary prose and on the story for its importance in the development and apogee of the Spanish American narrative. The poetic prose of Juan Rulfo will be analyzed, historical and social coordiantes in his work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The Neo-Fantastic literature in the stories of Julio Cortazar.