SPAN 4880

SPAN 4880

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What is literary creation? How does it relate to thinking, to doing, to being, to nothingness, to the cosmos?  What is its temporality, identity, spatiality/place?  What is literature's violence? Moreover, how do these questions relate to our sociopolitical realities,including questions of gender, class and race?  These are just a few problems that one of the greatest women writers (and thinkers) of the twentieth century, the Brazilian author Clarice Lispector, invites us to pose anew.  In this course, we will dive deeply into her works, embracing the challenge of bridging the philosophical and the political through the literary, and doing so from the sociocultural complexities of twentieth-century Brazil.  Alongside reading her works, we will watch film adaptations and trace cultural, literary and philosophical resonances.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (ALC-AS) (CA-AG, LA-AG)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18683 SPAN 4880   SEM 101

    • TR Uris Hall G26
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Gubbins, V

  • Instruction Mode: In Person