ERIC Number: ED361232
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Civilization and Barbarism. A Guide to the Teaching of Latin American Literature. Latin American Curriculum Units for Junior and Community Colleges.
This guide was developed as part of a project to encourage more, and more accurate, teaching about Latin America in U.S. community colleges. The specific purpose of the guide is to survey the range of 20th century Latin American literature in order to suggest various ways in which works from Latin American countries may be integrated into any course concerned specifically with the culture of the region or devoted simply to a study of culture or literature as such. The guide includes an annotated list of works, listed by country, that are especially representative of the high quality of Latin American literature. The guide also seeks to offer a variety of possible approaches to each of the literary genres (essay, short story, poem, novel, and play) and to detail in effect how specific works may be introduced into discussions of history, literature, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and art, as well as composition and any humanities course open to consideration of such cross-currents as politics and poetry, fiction and historiography, science and magic realism, New World and Old. (DB)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Area Studies, Community Colleges, Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture, Latin American Culture, Latin American History, Latin American Literature, Multicultural Education, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges, Western Civilization
Office of Outreach, Institute of Latin American Studies, Sid Richardson Hall 1.310, Austin, TX 78712.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Inst. of Latin American Studies.