General information

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 2021/2022 (summer)
Duration 30
USOS code 22-PIE-DLA


Classes start on 3rd March 2022, Thursday from 13:15 until 14:45, via MS Teams

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”.