HSPK03462U Latinamerica: Myth, Metaphor and Magic

Volume 2014/2015

Forestillinger om nation og identiteter; litteratur; populærkultur.

Main elements of content and reading proposals:

General introduction and main theoretical concepts: myth, magical realism, metaphor, narration

Argentina: national heroes of music, politics and sports: Gardel, Evita, Maradona. Readings: E. Archetti.

Brazil: syncretism and popular culture; the idea anthropophagy; Macunaima and the Malandro. Readings: Mario de Andrade: Macunaima.

Urugauy: the nation in the middle: the idea of the in-between mesocracy. Readings: J. C. Onetti: El astillero.

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