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This list relates to the year 2019/2020 which does not start until 01/09/2019
  1. Week 1: Introductory Seminar 6 items
    1. Why translation matters - Edith Grossman c2010

      Book Core Reading You need to read this book over the summer.

    2. Latin American narratives and cultural identity: selected readings - Irene Maria Blayer, Mark Cronlund Anderson, Mark Cronlund Anderson 2003

      Book Core Reading You need to read the first chapter: “Story-Telling and Cultural Identity in Latin America” in Blayer, Irene María F. and Anderson, Mark Cronlund (eds.), Latin American Narratives and Cultural Identity (New York and Oxford: Peter Lang, 2004), pp. 9-27.

    3. The Polish boxer - Eduardo Halfon 2012

      Book Core Reading You need to read the first story in the collection, 'Distant'.

    4. Theses on the Short Story - Piglia, R 2011

      Article Further Reading

    5. Palimpsests: Literature in the Second Degree 1999

      Article Further Reading This is a book review which will give you an overview of Genette's important work of criticism; I suggest that you read Genette's introduction and become familiar with the concept of 'transtextuality' as we will, during the semester, explore the possible ways in which texts influence other texts.

  2. Week 2: Borges's 'Fictions' 8 items
    1. Labyrinths: selected stories & other writings - Jorge Luis Borges, Donald A. Yates, James East Irby 2007

      Book Core Reading Please refer to the blackboard module site to check which stories and essays we will be focusing on.

    2. Fictions - Jorge Luis Borges, Anthony Kerrigan 1965, c1962

      Book Core Reading

    3. The aleph: including the prose fictions from The Maker - Jorge Luis Borges, Andrew Hurley 2000

      Book Core Reading

    4. The Great Wall of China: and other short works - Franz Kafka, Malcolm Pasley 2002

      Book Further Reading

    5. Borges and his fiction: a guide to his mind and art - Gene H. Bell-Villada 1999

      Book Further Reading

    6. Jorge Luis Borges: a writer on the edge - Beatriz Sarlo, John King 2006, c1993

      Book Further Reading

    7. Jorge Luis Borges - Jason Wilson 2006

      Book Further Reading

  3. Week 3: Cortázar's Short fiction 3 items
    1. Julio Cortázar - Harold Bloom 2004

      Book Further Reading

    2. Mothers, lovers, and others: the short stories of Julio Cortázar - Cynthia Schmidt-Cruz 2004

      Book Further Reading

  4. Week 4: Roberto Bolaño's Short Fiction and Distant Star 15 items
    1. Distant star - Roberto Bolaño 2004

      Book Core Reading

    2. Last evenings on Earth - Roberto Bolaño 2008

      Book Core Reading Please refer to the Blackboard module site to find out which stories we will be focusing on.

    3. The insufferable gaucho - Roberto Bolaño 2014

      Book Core Reading Read 'The Insufferable Gaucho'.

    4. Between parentheses: essays, articles, and speeches, 1998-2003 - Roberto Bolaño, Ignacio Echevarría, Natasha Wimmer 2011

      Book Core Reading

    5. The romantic dogs: 1980-1998 - Roberto Bolaño, Laura Healy 2008

      Book Further Reading

    6. By night in Chile - Bolano 2009

      Book Further Reading

    7. The Chile reader: history, culture, politics - Elizabeth Q. Hutchison, Thomas Miller Klubock, Nara B. Milanich, Peter Winn 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Further Reading

  5. Week 5: Alejandra Pizarnik's Voices: Poems and the Bloody Countess 8 items
    1. Alejandra Pizarnik: selected poems - Alejandra Pizarnik, Cecilia Rossi 2010

      Book Core Reading Please refer to the Blackboard module site for the list of poems we will be focusing on.

    2. The bloody countess - Valentine Penrose 2012

      Book Further Reading

    3. Alejandra Pizarnik: A profile - Frank Graziano 1987

      Book Further Reading

    4. Árbol de Alejandra: Pizarnik reassessed - Fiona J. Mackintosh, Karl Posso 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Further Reading

    5. Childhood in the works of Silvina Ocampo and Alejandra Pizarnik - Fiona J. Mackintosh c2003 (electronic resource)

      Book Further Reading

    6. Essays critical and clinical - Gilles Deleuze 1998

      Book Further Reading

  6. Week 6: Tutorial Week 0 items
  7. Week 7:Alia Trabucco Zerán's The Remainder (translated by Sophie Hughes) 2 items
    1. The Remainder: Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2019 - Alia Trabucco Zeran 2018

      Book Core Reading

    2. The Chile reader: history, culture, politics - Elizabeth Q. Hutchison, Thomas Miller Klubock, Nara B. Milanich, Peter Winn 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Further Reading

  8. Week 8: Clarice Lispector 6 items
    1. Agua Viva - Clarice Lispector, Stefan Tobler 2014

      Book Core Reading

    2. The hour of the star - Clarice Lispector 2014

      Book Core Reading

    3. "Coming to writing" and other essays - Hélène Cixous, Deborah Jenson, Susan R. Suleiman 1991

      Book Further Reading

    4. Music & literature 2012-

      Journal Further Reading A selection from this volume (Number 4) will be made available via Blackboard.

  9. Week 9: Juan Gabriel Vásquez 4 items
    1. The secret history of Costaguana - Juan Gabriel Vásquez 2011

      Book Core Reading

    2. Nostromo: a tale of the seaboard - Joseph Conrad, Jacques Berthoud, Mara Kalnins 2009

      Book Further Reading It would be advisable to read this novel over the summer.

    3. Guayaquil

      Document Further Reading You only need to read the story 'Guayaquil'.

    4. Dubliners - James Joyce 1944

      Book Further Reading You only need to read 'The Dead'.

  10. Week 10: Valeria Luiselli 4 items
    1. Sidewalks - Valeria Luiselli, Christina MacSweeney, Valeria Luiselli 2014

      Book Core Reading

  11. Week 11: Presentation of Final Projects & Wrap Up Discussions and Module Evaluation 0 items