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Fall 2021
Jan 28, 2022
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez - 78622 - SPAN 325 - DL1

Associated Term: Fall 2021
Levels: Non-Degree, Undergraduate, Washington Consortium

Online Campus
Lec/Sem #1 (Repeatable) Schedule Type
Off-campus F2F 0-1% Async Instructional Method

Learning Objectives: General Description Using an interdisciplinary approach, we will study Nobel Prize Winner Gabriel García Márquez’s major works of fiction and non-fiction, as well as film adaptations of some of his works, and films about his life and legacy. You will learn how to analyze narratives in connection with central contexts and notions regarding the style of magical realism, the dictator novel genre, and investigative journalism in Latin America. You will also learn how to apply basic concepts and ideas about intersectionality, social justice, desire/love and violence to the study of narratives. Readings include One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), Autumn of the Patriarch (1975), Love in the Times of Cholera (1985), Clandestine in Chile (1986), News of a Kidnapping (1996), and selected short fiction. Main objectives of this course include connecting narrative analysis to wider intellectual and societal concerns, and fostering comparative critical thinking, interdisciplinary research, and ethical commitment in the study of cultural production. ONLINE ASYNCHRONOUS COURSE TAUGHT IN ENGLISH. MASON CORE LITERATURE COURSE. All readings are in English.
Required Materials: TBA
Technical Requirements: MASON CORE LITERATURE COURSE. All readings are in English. Prerequisites: ENGH 101 or equivalent. Technical Requirements -You will need a reliable internet connection to access our course website on BLACKBOARD (BB) ( -You will use your MASON EMAIL -You will also need to use ZOOM for videoconferencing and video presentations, and to create videos to be able to complete some of the assignments. For Zoom and for your videos, you will need to use a camera and a microphone—video and audio—in a computer or tablet.

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