Description: Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Requisites: courses 25 or 27, and 119. Exploration of main trends that characterize contemporary Latin American and Spanish literatures and cultures and main concepts used to address them. Possible topics include transculturation and heterogeneity, race and ethnicity, vanguard movements, lettered and popular cultures, literary modernization in Latin American boom, literature and revolution, autobiography, women's writing, border literature, and postmodernist fiction. May be repeated for credit with topic change. P/NP or letter grading.