FLLT 330

    Spring 1999

    Gabriel García Márquez    One Hundred Years of Solitude
                                              Pilgrim Stories
                                              Death Constant Beyond Love

    Isabel Allende                    Eva Luna
                                              Stories of Eva Luna

    Christine Bell                    Saint

    Jorge Amado                      The Two Deaths of Quincas Wateryell

    Laura Esquivel                  Like Water for Chocolate

        The Perez Family
        Don Juan de Marco

    Tentative Grade Breakdown:
    Quizzes 10/12    40%
    Exam                   20%
    Presentation        10%
    Paper                   15%
    Participation        15%

    Web sites:
        Isabel Allende:
           In her own words

        Gabriel García Márquez:
            1982 Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech
           One Hundred Years of Solitude
              Family Tree
           Light is like Water

   10 Introduction
   12 Jorge Amado The Two Deaths of Quincas Wateryell

   15 Jorge Amado (cont.)
   17 The Pérez Family
   19 The Pérez Family (cont.)

   22 The Pérez Family (cont.)
   24 Christine Bell:  Saint
   26 Christine Bell:  Saint

     1 VHS 3295  Isabel Allende: The Woman’s Voice in Latin America
     3 Allende: “Phantom Palace”
     5 Allende: “Two Words”

     8 Allende: Eva Luna  (chapters 1, 2,3)
   10 Eva Luna  (chapters 4, 5)
   12 Eva Luna  (chapters 6, 7)

   15 Eva Luna  (chapters 8, 9)
   17 Eva Luna  (chapters 10-end)
   19 Don Juan de Marco

   22 Don Juan de Marco (cont.)
   24 Don Juan de Marco (conclusion)
   26 Mid-term Exam

March 29 -- April 2       SPRING BREAK

    5 From Strange Pilgrims: Prologue, “The Saint,” “Sleeping Beauty...,” “I Sell My Dreams”
    7 From Strange Pilgrims:  “Maria dos Prazeres,” “Seventeen...,” “Tramontana”
    9 From Strange Pilgrims:  “Light Is Like Water,” “The Trail of Your Blood in the Snow”

   12 García Márquez: “Death Constant Beyond Love”
   14 VHS 1918 GGM:  Magic and Reality
   16 García Márquez:  One Hundred Years of Solitude  (chapters 1, 2)

   19 One Hundred  (chapters 3, 4)
   21 One Hundred  (chapters 5, 6)
   23 One Hundred  (chapters 7, 8)

   26 One Hundred  (chapters 9, 10, 11)
   28 One Hundred  (chapters 12, 13)
   30 One Hundred  (chapters 14, 15)

May 3 One Hundred  (chapters 16, 17, 18)
     5 One Hundred  (chapters 19, 20)
     7 Esquivel: Like Water for Chocolate

   10 Like Water...  (cont.)
   12 Like Water...  (cont.)
   14 Like Water

   17 Review
   19 Exam

PARTICIPATION AND ATTENDANCE:  A good grade presupposes participation in class.  Information presented in class may appear in quizzes and should be taken into account in papers.  Quizzes are designed to monitor reading as well as attendance and cannot be made up if missed.

GRADING:  Participation   15%
   10/12 Quizzes   40%
   Presentation   15%
   Mid-term   15%
   Final    15%

PRESENTATIONS:  Every student must sign up for a presentation.  Some presentations will be on the authors; others on characters and themes of the readings.  Presentations on the authors should include a detailed biography and current critical analysis of his/her work.  Presentations on characters and themes should include a comparison of these topics with those relevant issues that have been previously discussed so as to explain how this material can help us understand the social and/or historical background, the humor, and/or the magic of our class readings.   A typed, double-spaced paper of each presentation must be turned in for grading.  Papers should be between 10-15 pages long and must include a bilbiography.



Date     Topic
3/3     Isabel Allende
3/8     Chile: 1930s to present
3/15   R. Halabí, R. Carlé & H. Naranjo
3/19   Who was Don Juan? Who is he now?
           Miss Mary (film)
4/5     Gabriel García Márquez
           “The Saint”, “Miracle in Rome”
           “I Sell My Dreams”
4/7     “Maria dos Prazeres”
4/9     “Light Is Like Water”
           “The Trail of Your Blood...”
4/12   “Death Constant Beyond Love”
4/16   Colombia: 1930s to present
4/30   Colonel Aureliano Buendía
           Positivism & Utilitarianism
           Aestheticism & Decadence (Art for art’s sake)
5/3     Ursula & Fernanda: chaos & control
           Twins: Aureliano & Arcadio Segundo:
                  separate but equal
5/5     Petra Cotes, Pilar Ternera, Amaranta, Rebeca
                  the shapes of love
           Amaranta Ursula, the wise Catalonian
                  nostalgia’s “rewards”
5/7     Laura Esquivel
           Mexico’s Revolution: 1910-1917