Introduction to Literary Analysis

Universidad Veritas

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Literary Analysis

  • Host University

    Universidad Veritas

  • Location

    San José, Costa Rica

  • Area of Study

    Communication Studies, Literature, Spanish

  • Language Level


    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 5
  • Overview

    Name of the course: Introduction to Literary Analysis
    Code: SPN 3000
    Contact Hours: 48 hrs
    This course introduces students to the study of literature in Spanish and presents the basic skills for literary analysis.
    The student will acquire the terminology and critical methods to produce informed readings of various genders.
    The course will also introduce basic concepts of literary theory.
    The discussion, assignments, and papers will be in Spanish.
    1. Introduce students to different genres: prose, poetry, and drama.
    2. Provide the students the concepts and methods needed to describe and analyze literary texts in Spanish.
    3. Expose students to basic theoretical concepts and approaches to literary texts.
    In this course the theoretical concepts are introduced along with the reading of the literary texts that better present each approach to literary analysis.
    1. Introduction: An approach to the question What’s literature and its constitutive elements.
    2. Study basic terms and vocabulary associated with literary analysis: literary figures, tropes, symbols.
    3. Presentation of different genres, its characteristics and mayor historical periods of Hispano-American literature.
    4. Introduction to basic theoretical approaches to literary texts.
    5. Study different forms of lyrics and its elements: rhythm, rhyme, and metrics.
    Short Stories
    El Hombre muerto. Horacio Quiroga.
    El almohadón de plumas.Horacio Quiroga
    Es que somos tan pobres. Juan rulfo.
    Diles que no me maten. Juan Rulfo.
    Luvina.Juan Rulfo.
    El jardín de los senderos que se bifurcan.Jorge Luis Borges.
    El Aleph.Jorge Luis Borges.
    Carta a mamá.Julio Cortázar.
    Carta a una señorita en París.Julio Cortázar.
    Todos los fuegos el fuego.Julio Cortázar.
    Del sentimiento de lo fantástico.Julio Cortázar.
    De cronopios y de famas.Julio Cortázar.Selection
    Animales y hombres. Augusto Monterroso.Selection
    La maravillosa tarde de Baltasar y otros.Gabriel García Márquez.
    Cuentos de Eva Luna.Isabel Allende.Selection
    El árbol. María Luisa Bombal.

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