This advanced-level course is an introduction to the literature of Spanish-speaking South America and the unique perspectives of that continent as reflected in its literary tradition. Students will read essays, short stories, at least one novel as well as some media articles and poetry. In addition to assigned readings, each student will research and present an additional topic of interest that further explores topics related to the course. Class will be conducted entirely in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 224 or permisison of the department chair.