General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Dialogue In Latin America: Philosophy And Literature
Language EN
Module lecturer Prof. UAM dr hab. Piotr Leśniewski, Dr Katarzyna Gan-Krzywoszyńska
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position professor, adiunkt
Faculty Faculty of Philosophy
Semester 2023/2024 (summer)
Duration 30
USOS code 22-PIE-DLA


Thursday, 16:30-18:00, room 105 D, Szamarzewskiego 89

Module aim (aims)

• Making participants familiar with Latin American dialogical thought

• Presenting the most original Latin American dialogical and their mutual influences on European traditions.

• Presentation of panorama of dialogical writers and their role in the contemporary society.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)


Week 1: Organizational
Week 2: Pensamiento situado Dialogue South-South
Week 3: Post-colonial turn in Philosophy
Week 4: Philosophy of Liberation
Week 5: Paulo Freire
Week 6: Juan Rulfo
Week 7: Juan Carlos Onetti
Week 8: Ernesto Sabato
Week 9: Jorge Luis Borges
Week 10: Elena Garro
Week 11: Victoria Ocampo
Week 12: Clarice Lispector, Carolina Maria de Jesus
Week 13: Julio Cortázar
Week 14: Eduardo Galeano
Week 15: Perspectives

Reading list

Dussel E., (1985), Philosophy of Liberation, trans. from the Spanish by A. Martinez, C. Morkovsky. Maryknoll NY, New York, Orbis Books.
Freire P., (1996), Pedagogy of the Oppressed, London, Penguin Books.
Latin American Philosophy, Currents, Issues, Debates, 2003, ed. Eduardo Mendieta, Indiana University Press.

Paz O. (1990), In Search of the Present
Excerpts from the literary work of representants of “el boom latinoamericano”.