SPAN 6614 The Colonial Imagination: History and Identity in Spanish America (Fall: 3 )
This course provides an overview of texts written from the colonial period to the nineteenth century and their connections to contemporary works. We will focus on the representation of historical actors (conquerors, captives, others) as well as geographical spaces (city, jungle, pampa) as imaginary regions where history and identity are forged. Readings will be drawn from a variety of genres (historiography, novel, short story, essay, poetry) and will include selections by authors such as Bernal Daz, Cabeza de Vaca, El Inca Garcilaso, Rodriguez Freile, Sarmiento, Palma, Gorriti, Paz, Borges, and Garro.
Instructor(s): Sarah H. Beckjord
Last Updated: 12-Jan-16