CÁTEDRA MARIO VARGAS LLOSA AT
MARIO VARGAS LLOSA. KNIGHTS AND DRAGONS IN MODERN TIMES. THE TRADITION OF MIGUEL DE CERVANTES / MARIO VARGAS LLOSA: CABALLEROS Y DRAGONES EN EL MUNDO MODERNO. LA TRADICIÓN DE MIGUEL DE CERVANTES.
Days and Room: Tuesday, 13 October (NAC5/223, at CCNY)); Thursday, 15 October (at Instituto Cervantes); Friday, 16 October (TBA, at CCNY). Hours: 4:30-8:30 pm.,
Course Number: Span. 31114 (undergraduate); Span B9816 (Graduate)
Department: Foreign Languages and Literatures, City College, CUNY
Offered through the Cátedra Mario Vargas Llosa at The City College, CUNY, with the cooperation of the Instituto Cervantes, this one (1) credit seminar focuses on Mario Vargas Llosa’s narrative as it relates to Miguel de Cervantes’s tradition. Taught in Spanish by Alonso Cueto, leading Peruvian novelist and critic, with Raquel Chang-Rodríguez, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, the seminar will explore power in human relationships and the ambiguous nature of rebellion. It will examine the techniques Vargas LLosa uses in his fiction to express a world in which his characters --modern knights of chivalric literature-- confront the dragons of the narrative.
There will be lectures, audio-visual support, ample time for discussion and interaction, as well as opportunity to develop individual projects. Open to advanced undergraduates and graduate students with very good command of Spanish. Previous to the seminar, students should read the following texts:
1. La ciudad y los perros (any edition).
2. El Quijote (any edition).
For graduate registration: contact Prof. Ángel Estévez, Director M. A. Program in Spanish
For undergraduate registration: contact Deputy Chair, Isabel Estrada:
For general information: contact the Department of Foreign Langs. & Lits. 212-650-6731, or
Prof. Chang-Rodríguez <firstname.lastname@example.org>