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SPAN 6648 Literature of Cultural Migration (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Focusing on works in Spanish by Hispanic and Latino authors written in and about the territory known today as the US, we will investigate the topics of language, identity, and imperial competition, as well as belonging, boundaries, migration, and place. Readings will include works spanning the colonial to modern periods, including representative texts in chronicle, fiction, essay, music and film. Lectures and class discussions will be devoted to close readings of the texts as well as an appreciation for the historical and cultural contexts in which they were produced, as we seek to grapple with questions of language and culture, coloniality and modernity, transculturation and assimilation in an increasingly global world.


Instructor(s): Sarah H. Beckjord

Prerequisites: With permission of the Instructor. Contextos or permission of instructor.

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Comments: Conducted in Spanish. Fulfills pre-1800 requirement in Latin American literature for Hispanic Studies majors. Elective for Hispanic Studies and Latin American Studies Minors.


Last Updated: 15-Nov-17