Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Hispanic Studies



HISP 365: Transatlantic Detective Fiction

This class focuses on hard boiled detective novels from Spain, Mexico, Argentina, and Cuba.The detective novels offer a location from which the discussion of key contemporary historical moments both in Spain, Latin America and the Caribbean can be especially fruitful... (read more)

HISP 320: Spanish Women in the Golden Age (cross-listed with Womens Studies 325)

This course examines the position of women in religious, political, literary, and economic life. Drawing on both historical and literary approaches we will challenge the portrait of Spanish women as passive and marginalized, showing that despite forces working to exclude them, women in Golden Age Spain influenced religious life and politics and made vital contributions to economic and cultural life ... (read more)

HISP 352: A Mythical Foundation of Latin America

This course studies seminal narratives from Latin America; it is aimed at developing critical and evaluative reading of Latin American major literary works among students through rigorous close reading and analysis. The thematic structure of the course is based on the idea that from fictional texts we can derive knowledge that help us to understand the historical roots of today’s Latin American society and culture.

HISP 355:  Voyages, Navigations and Shipwrecks

This is an advanced course that introduces students to the reading and textual analysis of Early Modern Spanish literature of voyages in combination with Early Modern Cartography. The course offers a scholarly approach inclusive of Humanities Computing tools and resources...(read more)

HISP 321:  Love, Madness and Technology in Don Quixote

This course focuses on how Cervantes, through his characters in El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha, challenges the state’s attempt to categorize its subjects. In Don Quixote Cervantes introduces us to a passionate reader of Chivalric novels...(read more)

HISP 370: Latin American Women's Writing and Art

In this course we will explore women's novels, short stories, poetry, painting, essays, and film from Spanish-speaking Latin America. Rather than merely apply theories about gender and women's artistic production from other traditions to these works, we will determine how these Latin American texts themselves theorize gender, sexuality, and women's different relationship to power... (read more)

HISP 400: Verbal and Visual Memory in 20th and 21st Century Latin America

In the Latin American context, memory and its representations have taken on increasing significance in the aftermath of the dictatorships, wars, and internal violence that have predominated in the region's recent history.  Debates emerge about the "past," about the place of memory and forgetting, as countries attempt to face and process their traumatic histories... (read more)

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