Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Hispanic Studies


Hispanic Studies 316. Spanish American Literature II: Contemporary Literature

A study of Spanish American literature from modernism to the present through the reading and discussion of representative works.

Spring 2015

The Mexican Revolution

The Mexican Revolution continues to figure prominently in the imaginary of Mexico, the USA and the world. How has the Mexican Revolution maintained such immense political and cultural cachet for over 70 years? What is the truth of the Revolution? Which texts should be labeled ‘Novels of the Mexican Revolution?’ This class will investigate such issues via a broad study of the novels, visual culture, and films having to do with the Mexican Revolution, its contradictions, and its afterimages. Taught in Spanish.