Top/Hispanic Lit & Cult Study
Term: Fall 2022 - Full Term (08/29/2022 - 12/12/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Times & Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Days||Time||Location|
|8/29/2022||12/12/2022||TR||9:40am - 11:00am||MURK 104|
Spanish 797. Fall 2022.
Dr. Scott Weintraub
Literature and the Art of Intoxication.
In Latin American and Spanish literatures and cultures, there are many works that seek to represent altered states of consciousness. In this course, we will explore numerous ways in which states of intoxication, rapture, and ecstasy have appeared in literature, seeking to understand these changes to identity and radical(ized) notions of subjectivity (including, but not limited to, representations of the subject under the influence of alcohol or drugs). We will therefore focus on a wide variety of texts that engage notions of mysticism, visionary/prophetic experiences, philosophical approaches to the infinite, Surrealism, aleatory writing procedures, the experience of ritualistic drug ingestion, as well as youth culture and countercultural movements.