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SPAN 6664 Visions of the New World: Totems and Taboos in the New World (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

A survey of key texts from the period of discovery and conquest to the nineteenth century and connections to contemporary works. We will focus on the representation of the self and the Other in the New World, as well as on changing notions of civilization and barbarism, totem and taboo. Readings will be drawn from a variety of genres (travel writing, historiography, novel, short story, essay), and course materials will also include film and visual arts.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Sarah H. Beckjord

Prerequisites: Contextos or permission of instructor

Cross listed with:

Comments: Fulfills pre-1800 requirement in Latin American literature for Hispanic Studies Majors.
Conducted in Spanish.


Last Updated: 07-Dec-13