Fantastic Fictions: (re)reading Contemporary Latin American literature


“Fantastic Fictions” will examine several of the most celebrated canonical and emergent authors in Spanish America. From Borges to Bolaño, we will analyze the worlds these authors have created through their fiction. We will also draw upon critical and theoretical texts in order to examine how this literature has been read and why as well as what we can learn from these works about literary production.


Course Description

20-21C Spanish American Studies

Prof. Dara E. Goldman

Department of Span, Ital, and Port

Univ. of Illinois

Fall 2012