SPA 385 Latin American Crime and Detective Fiction

A study of the development of the detective genre in Latin American cultural production. Course provides a historical study of the genre’s evolution in the region––from Jorge Luis Borges’ rewritings of Poe’s stories to the recent emergence of subgenres such as the narconovel. Through an analysis of short stories, novels, television shows, films, and critical writings, we will examine how narratives of crime shed light on questions such as immigration, globalization, transnational crime, and state power.




SPA 230 and SPA 250