Imagining Latin America: Representations of the Other|
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.
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
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HISP)(LAST)(RMST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Hernandez, Jose, MARTIN FIERRO
Guiraldes, Richard, DON SEGUNDO SOMBRA
Matto de Turner, Clorinda, AVES SIN NIDO
Arguedas, Jose Maria, LOS RIOS PROFUNDOS
Gomez de Avellandeda, Gertrudis, SAB
Barnet, Miguel, BIOGRAFIA DE UN CIMARRON
|Examination and Assignments: |
3 short papers (4-5 pages); 1 final paper (7-9 pages). Readings, discussions and papers in Spanish.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
SPAN 272 is intended for students who have completed at least SPAN 221 or the equivalent with a B or better. Students who have not done so should consult with the professor before preregistering. Readings, written assignments, and class discussion will be in Spanish. Only COL students may take this course CR/U.
|Instructor(s): Degiovanni,Fernando Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: FISK312; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 7||JR major: 7|| || |
|Seats Available: 5||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 1||SO: 2||FR: 0|