Latin American Literature Course

Jorge Luis Borges

Mariana Enríquez

Juan Rulfo

Isabel Allende

Alejo Carpentier

Gabriel García Márquez

Julio Cortázar

(Taster session)

Contemporary Latin American Literature

ONLINE COURSE

LIVE CLASSES

LESSON RECORDINGS

Course Details

2-5 Hours Per Week

1.5hr Class Per Week

6 Weeks

3rd of July 2024,

18:00 (UK time/UTC+1)

21st of August 2024

15th of July 2024 at 18:00 

(BST)

19th of August 2024

£210

English

Beginner/Intermediate

Overview

Our 6-week summer course explores the lives and works of six contemporary Latin American authors. You will gain insight into the historical, biographical and socio-political contexts in which these preeminent figures were writing, while learning how to critically analyse and discuss their works. Each lesson is 90 minutes long, hosted online and recorded (for anyone who misses a lesson).  

2-5 Hours Per Week

1.5hr Class Per Week

6 Weeks

15th of July 2024,

18:00 (BST)

19th of August 2024

3rd of July 2024 at 18:00 

(UK time/UTC+1)

21st of August 2024

£210

English

Beginner/

Intermediate

Victoria holds a BA in Humanities from the Universidad de San Andres in Buenos Aires, and a Master’s degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Oxford. She has many years of teaching experience, and particularly enjoys introducing students to the hidden literary gems within Latin American literature.

What’s Included

What’s Included

Course Overview

Our 6-week summer course explores the lives and works of six contemporary Latin American authors. You will gain insight into the historical, biographical and socio-political contexts in which these preeminent figures were writing, while learning how to critically analyse and discuss their works. Each lesson is 1.5hrs long, hosted online and recorded (for anyone who misses a lesson).  

FREE TASTER SESSION

Still undecided? Sign up to our FREE taster session on the 27th of May at 18:00 (BST) to get more of a feel for the course! (This will focus on Cortázar’s short stories)

The Teacher

Meet The Teacher

Latin American literature course teacher

Victoria is a PhD student and Trust Scholar at the University of Cambridge, specialising in Argentinian literature.

Victoria holds a BA in Humanities from the Universidad de San Andres in Buenos Aires, and a Master’s degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Oxford. She has many years of teaching experience, and particularly enjoys introducing students to the hidden literary gems within Latin American literature.

By the end of this course, you will have gained an understanding of:

Curriculum

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Isabel 

Allende

Juan Rulfo

Mariana Enríquez

Jorge Luis Borges

Alejo Carpentier

ONLINE COURSE

LIVE CLASSES

LESSON RECORDINGS

2-5 Hours Per Week

1.5hr Class Per Week

8 Weeks

3rd of July 2024,

18:00 (UK time/UTC+1)

21st of August 2024

3rd of July 2024 at 18:00 

(UK time/UTC+1)

21st of August 2024

£280

English

Beginner/

Intermediate

Jorge Luis Borges

Mario Vargas Llosa

Isabel Allende

Miguel de Cervantes

Ana Maria Matute

Federico Garcia Lorca

CURRICULUM

Alejo Carpentier

Gabriel García Márquez 

Juan Rulfo

Jorge Luis Borges

Isabel Allende

Mariana Enríquez

FAQs

This course provides an introduction to Latin American literature, therefore you do not need to have studied Latin American or Hispanic literature previously in order to take part in – and get the most out of – this course. All materials, set reading and assessments are provided in both English and Spanish, so you can take the course with minimal knowledge of the Spanish language. 

We will send you some reading to do before each lesson, which includes a brief synopsis of the texts that will be discussed in the next lesson, an overview of the authors’ biographies, some excerpts from their works to give you a sense of their style, and some preliminary questions to get you thinking about the authors and their works. 

A basic knowledge of Spanish would be useful in taking part in the course, as we will be looking at texts in the original Spanish with their English translations. However, you do not necessarily need to know any Spanish in order to take part in this course, as all classes will be conducted in English, and the teacher will translate any Spanish words and phrases that are discussed during the lessons. 

All of our online classes are recorded and available for students to watch or rewatch at their convenience. Therefore, if you miss a class then you will be able to catch up by watching the recorded lesson. However, we encourage students to try to attend the live classes as much as possible as this provides them with the opportunity to interact with the teacher and ask any questions they may have. 

Other questions? Email us at info@linguatute.com