Jorge Luis Borges and Literary Representation in the Contemporary World
This course examines the literary works by Argentinean author Jorge Luis Borges, considered one of the most important and influential writers of the 20th century. While early interpretations of Borges’ work emphasized its aestheticism and the philosophical nature of his literary practice, more recent critics focus on its dialogue with a tradition of ethical and political thought dealing with issues of justice and the law, political representation and theology. We will read major works by Borges, as well as other major literary works from Argentina, representative works from "high modernism", among others. Prerequisite: Spanish 333 or above, or instructor consent.