Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

Literature and Journalism in the Hispanic World
0.5 Credit

Both in Latin America and in Spain, there is a rich and lengthy tradition of authors crossing over the shadowy boundaries which separate the fields of journalism and that of literature. In several cases, the upshots of such journeys from investigative journalism into literature have been literary masterpieces, which in addition to their aesthetic value they have possessed the distinct characteristic of interacting, and having an effect on the contextual reality in which they were produced. This course will study the processes and methods of this particular variety of genre transfer, by analyzing classic and recent works from the second part of the 20th century by celebrated Hispanic writers.

Additional Course Information
SP223 or permission of the department.