Rulfo, Borges and Marquez: masters of Latin American storytelling
Time: 10:30 - 13:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
This course has now started
Course Code: HLT186
Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)
What is the course about?
We will explore the main short stories from Jorge Luis Borges' 'Labyrinths' (1962), together with Márquez's novella 'No one writes to the Colonel' (1961) & Rulfo’s ‘Pedro Páramo’, investigating their unique approach to storytelling while understanding their social, political and cultural importance in their specific historical context.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
We will explore three Latin American literary works that show the diverse and complex cultural and social context
they originate from.
We will read fragments from all the stories in order to discuss the way they expose their critical messages.
We will investigate three literary perspectives that critically address power and oppression.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-Understand how these three Latin American giants used their literary talents to portray unique aspects of their
-Learn about classic literary masterpieces from Latin America
-Analyse literary language as a critical tool.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
As this is an introductory course you will not need any specific knowledge of the subject. All those interested in the subject are welcome.
You will have the ability and willingness to read text, exchange responses to it and listen in an open and supportive
way to the response of others.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Tutor input, text analysis, large and small group discussion.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
The tutor will provide all materials.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Look for other Literature courses at www.citylit.ac.uk/courses under History, Culture and Writing/Literature/Fiction.
Dr. Óscar Salgado-Suárez teaches Spanish language and cultural courses at Birkbeck, University of London; Imperial College and City Lit. His cultural research interests are 20th and 21st Century Spanish and Latin American visual and literary representations with a focus on storytelling, affects and humour studies in relation to historiography, national identities and power formations.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.