SJ1A023 Latin American Literature I

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/2/3. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Daniel Vázquez Touriño, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Daniel Vázquez Touriño, Ph.D.
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
Tue 16:00–17:40 G01, Wed 14:00–15:40 L21
Prerequisites (in Czech)
SJ1A002 Practical Spanish II && SJ1A012 History and Culture II
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to put the history of Spanish and Latin American literature into its historical and cultural background. Another aim is to point to relations between Spanish and/or Latin American literature and European literature in general.
Learning outcomes
Student: - will be able to identify and summarize the main aspects of the most important Latin-American literature movements, - will know the most important authors and genres and their main characteristics, - will be able to analyse the most important Latin-American literary works using the right tootls and theoretical frames.
  • 1. On the studies of Hispanic American literature.
  • 2. Historiography and epic poetry in the colonies.
  • 3. Theatre and poetry in the Renessance and the Baroque.
  • 4. Literature in the period of transition.
  • 4. Romanticism.
  • 5. Realism.
  • 6. Gaucho literature. Readings: - Poesía lírica, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. - El matadero, Esteban Echeverría. - Sab, Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda. - Martín Fierro, José Hernández. - Selección de textos de cronistas, de La Araucana y de Valle y Caviedes.
    required literature
  • OVIEDO, José Miguel. Historia de la literatura hispanoamericana. 4. réimpr. Madrid: Alianza, 2005. 386 s. ISBN 9788420682006. info
    recommended literature
  • Jean Franco, Historia de la literatura hispanoamericana. Barcelona, Ariel 1975.
  • IMBERT, Enrique Anderson. Dějiny literatur Španělské Ameriky (Obsaž.) : Dějiny literatur Latinské Ameriky. info
  • HOUSKOVÁ, Anna. Imaginace Hispánské Ameriky :hispanoamerická kulturní identita v esejích a v románech. Vyd. 1. Praha: Torst, 1998. 205 s. ISBN 80-7215-069-3. info
    not specified
  • HODOUŠEK, Eduard. Slovník spisovatelů Latinské Ameriky :Argentina, Bolívie, Brazílie, Dominikánská republika, Ekvádor, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Chile, Kolumbie, Kostarika, Kuba, Mexiko, Nikaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portoriko, Salvador, Surinam, Uruguay, v. 1. vyd. Praha: Libri, 1996. 588 s. ISBN 80-85983-10-9. info
Teaching methods
Lecture, class discussion
Seminar: reading, traduction of texts, homeworks
Assessment methods
Credit: written exam.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.

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