Readings

Required Textbooks

Wolf, Christa. Accident: A Day’s News. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2001. ISBN: 0226905063.

Puig, Manuel. Kiss of the Spider Woman. Reissue ed. New York, NY: Vintage, 1991. ISBN: 0679724494.

Anonymous. Lazarillo de Tormes and The Swindler: Two Spanish Picaresque Novels. Revised ed. Translated by Michael Alpert. New York, NY: Penguin Books, 2003. ISBN: 0140449000.

Fuentes, Carlos. Aura. Bilingual ed. New York, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1977. ISBN: 0374511713.

Choderlos de Laclos, Pierre. Les Liaisons Dangereuses. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1999. ISBN: 0192838679.

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor. Notes from Underground. New York, NY: Knopf Vintage Classic Series, 1994. ISBN: 067973452X. (Download Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, a version of this text from Project Gutenberg. Also, listen to the audiobook of Notes from the Underground, made available by LibriVox.)

Calvino, Italo. Cosmicomics. New York, NY: Harvest Books, 1976. ISBN: 0156226006.

Martin Gaite, Carmen. The Back Room. San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 2000. ISBN: 0872863719.

Kafka, Franz. The Metamorphosis. Reissue ed. New York, NY: Bantam Classics, 1972. ISBN: 0553213695. (Download The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, a version of this text from Project Gutenberg.)

Zola, Émile. Therese Raquin. Reprint ed. New York, NY: Penguin Classics, 1962. ISBN: 0140441204.(Download Theresa Raquin by Émile Zola, a version of this text from Project Gutenberg.)

Machado de Assis, Joaquim. Dom Casmurro. Reprint ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1998. ISBN: 0195103092.

Readings by Session

The readings were assigned on the sessions indicated below. Students were expected to read assigned sections prior to the next class session and be prepared to discuss the readings in class.

SES # TOPICS READINGS
1 Introduction Lazarillo de Tormes
2 Lazarillo de Tormes Choderlos de Laclos, Pierre. Les Liaisons Dangereuses. pp. 1-170, to letter 82.
3 Les Liaisons Dangereuses Choderlos de Laclos, Pierre. Les Liaisons Dangereuses. pp. 170-255, to letter 114.
4

Film: Cruel Intentions. Directed by Roger Kumble.

Finish Choderlos de Laclos, Pierre. Les Liaisons Dangereuses.
5

Cruel Intentions and Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Teaching Group on Cruel Intentions

 
6 Les Liaisons Dangereuses (cont.) Dostoyevsky, Fyodor. Notes from Underground. Up to p. 56, chapter 2.
7

Film: Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Directed by Josée Dayan.

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor. Notes from Underground.
8

Notes From the Underground

Teaching Group on Notes From the Underground

Finish Dostoyevsky, Fyodor. Notes from Underground.
9 Notes From the Underground (cont.) Zola, Émile. Therese Raquin.
10

Therese Raquin

Teaching Group on Therese Raquin

Machado de Assis, Joaquim. Dom Casmurro. Chapters I-XXV.
11 Dom Casmurro Machado de Assis, Joaquim. Dom Casmurro. Chapters XXVI-XCIX.
12

Film: Doña Flor and her Two Husbands. Directed by Bruno Barreto.

Finish Machado de Assis, Joaquim. Dom Casmurro .
13

Metamorphosis

Teaching Group on Metamorphosis

Martin Gaite, Carmen. The Back Room. pp. 1-95.
14

The Back Room

Teaching Group on The Back Room

Finish Martin Gaite, Carmen. The Back Room.
15 The Back Room (cont.) Puig, Manuel. Kiss of the Spider Woman. Up to chapter 4.
16

Film: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Directed by Pedro Almodóvar.

Puig, Manuel. Kiss of the Spider Woman.
17

Kiss of the Spider Woman

Teaching Group on Kiss of the Spider Woman

Finish Puig, Manuel. Kiss of the Spider Woman.
18

Film: The Cat Woman. Directed by Alfred Shaughnessy.

 
19

The Cat Woman and Kiss of the Spider Woman

Teaching Group on the film and the roles of roles of films in Kiss of the Spider Woman

 
20 Kiss of the Spider Woman (cont.)  
21

Film: Kiss of the Spider Woman. Directed by Hector Babenco.

Wolf, Christa. Accident: A Day’s News.
22

Accident: A Day’s News

Teaching Group on Accident: A Day’s News

 
23 Accident: A Day’s News (cont.) Calvino, Italo. Cosmicomics.
24

Cosmicomics

Teaching Group on Cosmicomics

Finish Calvino, Italo. Cosmicomics.
25 Cosmicomics (cont.)

Fuentes, Carlos. Aura.

26 Aura

Finish Fuentes, Carlos. Aura.

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