Multilingual Aesthetics in Latin America|
Fall 2018 not offered
|Course Cluster: Caribbean Studies Minor, Education Studies Minor|
This course examines writings by Latin American authors who are multilingual or have an intercultural awareness as a result of colonization, cosmopolitanism, migration, or bicultural upbringing. First, students will learn about a variety of Spanish American movements, such as "modernismo," "creacionismo," "negrismo," "indigenismo," "neoindigenismo," and "indianismo," all of which dialogued with diverse cultures and languages other than Spanish. Then, we will examine a series of collaborative projects, such as a quadrilingual poem co-written by Octavio Paz (Mexico), Jacques Roubaud (France), Edoardo Sanguineti (Italy), and Charles Tomlinson (UK); a selection of English-Spanish poems by Marjorie Evasco (Philippines) and Alex Fleites (Cuba); and the "Festival de poesía: lenguas de América," a bi-annual event that gathers poets from diverse multilingual regions in the Americas. Lastly, we will examine literary and scholarly work by/about Latin American writers of indigenous descent, as well as works in Spanish, English, and "Spanglish" by Chicano, U.S. Latino, and Filipino American writers. Throughout the semester students will reflect on how multilingualism can serve as a medium for aesthetic experimentation, intercultural dialogue, and/or political resistance. All discussions will be held in Spanish, and all readings will be in their original Spanish or in Spanish/English translation.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CBST-MN)(EDST)(HISP)(LAST)(RMST)
Alcides Arguedas, RAZA DE BRONCE
José María Arguedas, WARMA KUYAY and CANTO KECHWA
Miguel Ángel Asturias, HOMBRES DE MAÍZ
Miguel León Portilla, LA FILOSOFÍA NÁHUATL
Paz, Roubaud, Sanguineti, and Tomlinson, RENGA: UN POEMA
Jorge Miguel Cocom Pech, MUK'ULT'AN IN NOOL / SECRETOS DEL ABUELO
Lorenzo Aillapán, ÜÑÜMCHE / HOMBRE PÁJARO
Ana Lydia Vega, POLLITO CHICKEN
Marjorie Evasco and Alex Fleites, PECES DE LUZ/FISHES OF LIGHT
Ilan Stavan, SPANGLISH: THE MAKING OF A NEW AMERICAN LANGUAGE
Selection of poems by Rubén Darío, Vicente Huidobro, Nicolás Guillén, José García Villa, Edmundo Farolán, Juan Felipe Herrera, Lorna dee Cervantes, Tino Villanueva, Gustavo Pérez Firmat, among others.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Class participation, two quizzes, one midterm paper, oral presentation, final project
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course is intended for students who have completed SPAN 221 with a B- or better. Students who have not done so should consult with the professor before preregistering. Readings, written assignments, and class discussions will be in Spanish. Only COL students may take this course CR/U. Reading and writing are the best ways for adult learners to improve their spoken Spanish. You will therefore improve all of your language skills in this course.
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