CÁTEDRA MARIO VARGAS LLOSA
Seminar Fall 2019
Vargas Llosa’s The Time of the Hero. The Novel as Social Critique
La ciudad y los perros. La novela como crítica social
TUESDAY, 22 OCTOBER & THURSDAY, 24 OCTOBER AT (NAC-5/223), AND FRIDAY, 25 OCTOBER (AT INSTITUTO CERVANTES).
All three meetings run from 4:30 – 8:30 PM
COURSE NUMBER: Undergraduate: Span 3900 ; Graduate: Span V3900 
[KNOWLEDGE OF SPANISH; CLASS PARTICIPATION IN SPANISH OR ENGLISH]
Offered through the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures at The City College, CUNY, with the cooperation of the Instituto Cervantes, this one (1) credit seminar focuses on Mario Vargas Llosa’s La ciudad y los perros (1962) [The Time of the Hero]. Taught by Distinguished Professor Raquel Chang-Rodríguez, the seminar will explore how Vargas Llosa uses formal elements in a narrative to confront society, its institutions, and the basic code of “becoming a man” in a patriarchal society. It will examine how the idea of totalization in the novel is conveyed through networks (friends and family, the military institute, the city and the nation).
Text: Mario Vargas Llosa’s La ciudad y los perros / The Time of the Hero (any ed. in Spanish or English)
For graduate registration: contact Prof. Ángel Estévez, Director M. A. Program in Spanish
For undergraduate registration: contact Deputy Chair, Bettina Lerner
For general information: contact the Department of Classical and Modern Langs. & Lits. 212-650-6731, or
Distinguished Prof. Raquel Chang-Rodríguez