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Imagining Latin America: Representations of the Other
SPAN 272
Fall 2010
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: LAST 265

Since the early 19th century, "gauchos," "mestizos," "indios," and "negros" have been repeatedly used to create and establish symbols of cultural identity in Latin America. By analyzing narrations concerning ethnic difference, cultural heritage, and political integration, this course will examine the opposing ways in which intellectual discourses have constructed literary versions of subaltern and minority groups to address specific issues: European immigration, state formation, capitalist expansion, and radical political transformations. This exploration will eventually lead us to a reflection on how representations of particular groups have contributed to forge, endorse, or challenge political and cultural traditions in several countries of the subcontinent.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Students are taught how to negotiate INTERCULTURAL boundaries by
contrasting, integrating, appropriating and deconstructing literary
interventions in their historical contexts.
Our goal is to INTERPRET literature as an institution devoted to
endorsing, challenging or reconfiguring cultural practices that impact the
community.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RLAN
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HISP)(LAST)(RMST)(SPAN)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

Last Updated on APR-21-2014
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