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Asian Latino Encounters

SPAN 285
Fall 2022 not offered
Crosslisting: LAST 241
Course Cluster and Certificates: Caribbean Studies Minor

In this course, students will analyze and discuss a variety of cultural productions (literary texts, films, songs, blogs, etc.) that reveal the overlooked connections between Asia and Latin/x America. We will begin examining views of Asian culture and Asian women of late 19th-century and early 20th-century Spanish American and Filipino writers (such as Darío, Tablada, Gómez Carrillo, Balmori, etc.). Then we will read various texts by Latin American writers who lived for some years in different parts of Asia throughout the twentieth century (e.g. Pablo Neruda in Southeast Asia, Octavio Paz in India, Araceli Tinajero in Japan, etc.). Finally, we will examine diverse works by writers/artists of Asian descent in Latin America as well as "Asian Latina/os" in the US. Some of the questions we will address are: How have the views towards Asia and Asians changed throughout the past century in Latin America? How does Philippine literature in Spanish produced during the US colonial period modify our conception of what is "Hispanic," "Asian," and "American"? How do Asian Latin American and Asian Latinx writers and artists represent themselves through culture?
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RLAN
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(HISP)(LAST)(RMST)

Last Updated on JUN-23-2024
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