SPANISH 381 - Survey of Latin American Literature, I
Section: 001 Colonial Latin American Literature
Term: WN 2013
Subject: Spanish (SPANISH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
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Enforced Prerequisites:
SPANISH 275, 276, or SPANISH 277; or SPANISH 278 (or 290) or AMCULT 224; or RCLANG 324.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course is a survey of colonial Latin American literature. We will read texts produced in and about the Americas from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries in order to examine the significance and implications of colonialism for the modern world. We will consider a number of overlapping themes, including the different forms of violence produced and deployed by colonialism (foundational, epistemic, juridical, etc); the new regimes of knowledge that emerge from the colonial “encounter”; the practices of “resistance” that colonialism engenders; and the legacy of the colonial past for the Latin American present.

In addition to canonical Spanish texts, we will read other texts that incorporate historically marginalized voices as well as recent theoretical approaches to help us think through colonialism as both economic and political regime and a discursive formation.

This course counts as a literature requirement for the Spanish academic minor. This course is not suitable to be taken in conjunction with SPANISH 308.

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SPANISH 381 - Survey of Latin American Literature, I
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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ISBN: 8437603412
Brevisima relacion de la destruicion de las Indias, Author: Bartolome de las Casas ; edicion de Andre Saint-Lu., Publisher: Catedra Segunda ed 1984
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