Nation and Narration in Latin America|
Fall 2013 not offered
Since the early 19th century, "gauchos," "mestizos," "indios," and "negros" have been repeatedly used as 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 continent.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (LAST)(RMST)
Hernandez, Jose, MARTIN FIERRO
Guiraldes, Ricardo, 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: |
2 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.
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