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Utopian Latin American Art

CARLOS CRUZ-DIEZ (Venezuelan, b. 1923), Cromosaturación
(Chromosaturation), 1965/2004. Museum of Art, Houston.

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The Spanish literature section is in PQ.


You will write one short essay (3-4 pp.) and one longer essay (7-8 pp.) using MLA style. In these papers, you should demonstrate good management of literary concepts and new vocabulary applied to the analysis of a text or texts from the course. For the short essay (3-4 pp.), you should go beyond a mere summary, opinion or repetition of information. This is a critical essay, so you should propose a question or idea relating to a particular text from class and develop an argument to support your idea citing the text and secondary sources. Use one or two of the analysis questions provided in class as the basis for your essays. The final paper should examine one or two works from the course in light of some form of utopian theory covered in class. Each student must consult the professor individually regarding his or her final paper topic as early in the course as possible. You may revise and expand your short paper as a starting point for the final essay with the professor’s approval. You must turn in a typed outline of your final paper on the day designated in the calendar. Your final paper must a Works Cited (Obras citadas) page with at least 4 secondary sources in Spanish. Please do not hesitate to consult the professor if you have difficulty locating sources for your paper or if any questions arise during the research and writing process.

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