F408 Fall 2018 Latin American Literature: The House of the Spirits
Wednesdays, 11:50–1:15, Sept. 19–Nov. 7
Instructor: Ligia Glass
Class limit: 30
The House of the Spirits, the debut novel of Isabel Allende, established Allende as one of the world’s most gifted and imaginative storytellers. Allende, a Chilean author, has since been called the world’s most widely read Spanish-language author. In 2004 Allende was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and in 2010 she received Chile’s National Literature Prize. President Barack Obama awarded her the 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom. In this course we will read and discuss The House of the Spirits, an enthralling epic that spans decades and lives, weaving the personal and the political into a universal story of love, magic, and fate. All the reading and discussions for this course will be in English. Class participation will greatly enhance the understanding of the novel and the author.
Ligia Glass is a native of Panama and retired from the Securities and Exchange Commission. She has over 15 years’ experience teaching all levels of Spanish and Latin American literature at Northern Virginia Community College. She has also taught Spanish with the Fairfax County Adult Education Program (ACE) and has been an OLLI instructor for several years. Glass holds an MA in foreign languages, an MA in Latin American area studies, and an ABD in Latin American literature.