Contemporary Dominican Literature

Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Contemporary Dominican Literature

  • Host University

    Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra

  • Location

    Santiago, Dominican Republic

  • Area of Study

    English, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Modern Languages

  • Language Level

    Intermediate, Advanced

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION

    This course takes a panoramic view of Dominican letters of the 20th century, with special attention to poetry and narrative, in order to appreciate the Dominican imagination, the socio-cultural relationship, and the aesthetic and spiritual literary values expressed in the texts.

    OBJECTIVES

    1. To provide a panoramic view of literature in order to appreciate the expression of the imagination and sensibility, with features of the cultural idiosyncrasy of the Dominican people.
    2. To study narrative and poetic creation in order to develop the interpretive capacity, feeling, and aesthetic emotion.
    3. To become familiar with the principal authors and Dominican literary movements through the study of its representative texts, with the purpose of appreciating the link between literature, language, and the cultural reality of the Dominican people.

    CONTENTS

    Unit 1: The Dominican short story: Authors and trends.

    1.1 Juan Bosch: ?La Mujer?, ?Los Amos?.
    1.2 Néstor Caro: ?Cielo Negro?.
    1.3 Hilma Contreras: ?La Virgen del Aljibe?.
    1.4 Virgilio Díaz Grullón: ?Más allá del espejo?.
    1.5 René del Risco: ?Ahora que vuelvo, Tom?.
    1.6 Frank Rosario: ?Círculo de Absalón?.

    Unit 2: Dominican poetry.

    2.1 Domingo Moreno Jimenes: ?Poema de la hija reintegrada?.
    2.2 Manuel del Cabral: ?Trópico Picapedrero?.
    2.3 Héctor Incháustegui: ?Canto triste a la patria bien amada?.
    2.4 Franklin Mieses Burgos: ?Las dos rosas?.
    2.5 Manuel Valerio: ?Cantares?.
    2.6 Lupo Hernández Rueda: ?Crónica del Sur?.
    2.7 Tulio Cordero: ?Esta sed?.

    Unit 3: The Dominican novel.

    3.1 Juan Bosch: ?La mañosa?.
    3.2 Alfredo Fernández Simó: ?Guazábara?.
    3.3 Manuel Mora Serrano: ?Goeíza?.
    3.4 Marcio Veloz Maggiolo: ?La vida no tiene nombre?.
    3.5 Aida Cartagena Potalatín: ?Escalera para Electra?.
    3.6 Julia Álvarez: ?En tiempos de las Mariposas?.
    3.7 Bruno Rosario Candelier: ?El sueño era Cipango?.

    EVALUATION:

    1st Partial Exam: 25%
    2nd Partial Exam: 25%
    Exercises and assignments: 25%
    Final Exam: 25%
    Total: 100%

    REFERENCE BIBLIOGRAPHY:

    López Larache, J. (1999) Ruptura del Silencio. Santiago: Ateneo Insular.

    Peix, P. (1986) La narrativa yugulada. Santo Domingo: Biblioteca Nacional.

    Rosario Candelier, B. (1998) Tendencias de la novela dominicana, Santiago: PUCMM.

    Rosario Candelier, B. (1991) Valores de las letras dominicanas. Santiago: PUCMM.

    Rosario Candelier, B. (1998) El sentido de la cultura. Santo Domingo: Feria del Libro.

    Rosario Candelier, B. (1998) El sueño era Cipango. Moca: Ateneo Insular.

    Rosario Candelier, B. (2000) Coloquio Literario. Santo Domingo: Banreservas.

    Rueda, M. y Hernández Rueda, L. (1975) Antología panorámica de la poesía dominicana contemporánea. Santiago: PUCMM.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.