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SPAN 6660 Literature of the Hispanic Caribbean (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course will examine the literature of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean from the colonial period to the twentieth century. Particular attention will be given to the ways in which writers seek to represent social concerns related to issues of race, gender, criollo culture, and emerging nationalism in the context of aesthetic and political debates. Course materials will explore the phenomenon of transculturation in literature (essay, short story, autobiography, novel, poetry) as well as in film, music, and the visual arts.


Instructor(s): Sarah Beckjord

Prerequisites: Contextos, concurrent enrollment in Contextos, or permission of instructor.
Open to undergraduates with permission of instructor.

Cross listed with: AADS6660

Comments: Conducted in Spanish
Fulfills the pre-1800 requirement for Hispanic Studies Majors
Elective for Latin American Studies Minors


Last Updated: 05-Mar-14