GP

Gustavo Pellon

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department for Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese
Office location and address
1605 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
SPAN 3430: Survey of Latin American Literature II (1900 to Present)
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 and 3300, or departmental placement.
SPAN 4040: Translation from Spanish to English
Credits: 3
Translation Spanish and English Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 and 3300, or departmental placement.
SPAN 4319: Borges
Credits: 3
This course offers an overview of Borges' short stories and some essays and poems. The aim is to present Borges as dominating the great shift in literary sensibility in Spanish America in the 1940s, his influence on the 'Boom' and the relevance of his work to the notions of Modernism and Post-modernism in the Anglo-Saxon sense. The course will attempt to cover not only the thematics of Borges' main works but also his innovations in technique. Study of major literary works from the 20th and 21st centuries by Mexican authors, including poetry, fiction, essay and/or theatre. Discussion will focus on literary representation, historical and gender issues relevant to this period in Mexican society. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement
SPAN 4320: Contemporary Latin-American Short Fiction
Credits: 3
Contemporary Latin-American Short Fiction Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.
SPAN 4500: Special Topics Seminar: Literature
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.
SPAN 4621: Latin American Women Poets
Credits: 3
In this course we will read extensively from the poetry of the three most famous women poets of Latin America in the twentieth century: Uruguay's Delmira Agustini, Argentina's Alfonsina Storni, and Chile's Gabriela Mistral, the first Latin American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement
SPAN 7100: Literary Theory
Credits: 3
Studies the modern theories of literary criticism, including formalism, structuralism, semiotics, and the application of theory to major Spanish authors.
SPAN 7860: Regional Literature
Credits: 3
Regional Literature
SPAN 8995: Guided Research
Credits: 1–3
Readings and/or research in particular fields under the supervision of an instructor.
SPAN 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.