SPAN 6612 Topics in Pre-1900 Latin American Literature & Culture (Fall: 3 )
THE FACE OF THE OTHER: IDENTITY & COLONIALISM The principal objective of this course is to some discuss key texts of the extensive corpus that was one of the consequences of the process of Spanish colonialism. Special attention will be given to the emergence and expression of social subjects that lived in Latin America, usually in conflict, between the Sixteenth and the late Nineteenth centuries, as well as to the early formation of the Hispanic American nation-states and their consequences to this day. In some cases, there will be brief examples taken from modern Latin American texts in order to assess the weight of the Colonial past on the contemporary problems of the region.
Instructor(s): The Department and Antonio Ochoa
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