Fall 2020

Short Stories from the Hispanic World

Listed in: Spanish, as SPAN-305

Moodle site: Course


Catherine V. Infante (Section 01)


This course will explore the art of storytelling through the genre of the short story in Spain and Latin America. After a brief introduction to short fiction in medieval and early modern Spain, we will focus principally on the development of the short story from the nineteenth century to the present. Works studied may include short stories by authors such as Pardo Bazán, Valle Inclán, Matute, Gaite, Palma, Borges, Rulfo, Cortázar, Quiroga, and Valenzuela. Films and other visual materials will supplement the literary texts. Some of the themes examined throughout the course will include gender relations, love, power, justice, political resistance, the fantastic, and popular culture. Conducted in Spanish.

Course meetings will be in-person but also accessible to students joining the class through remote learning.

Requisite: SPAN 211, SPAN 301 or consent of the instructor. Limited to 15 students. Fall Semester: Professor Infante.

If Overenrolled: Priority given to Spanish majors


Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing, Languages Other Than English


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2016, Spring 2019, Fall 2020