SPANISH 472 - Indigenous Societies
Section: 001 Indigenous Societies in the Andes
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Spanish (SPANISH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Enforced Prerequisites:
Nine credits chosen between SPANISH 279 and 399; or two RCLANG 324 and six credits chosen between SPANISH 279 and 399.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Centered in the Andes, this course will explore how Indigenous populations were represented in literary texts of the twentieth century. Starting with "Huasipungo" one of the representative novels of “literary indigenismo”, the course will move on to explore how the question of the “national-popular” modified the conceptualization of indigenous societies by mid-twentieth century. We will read "La Chaskañawi" as an important novel of this upward movement of indigenous identities. The second half of the semester will explore the radical nature of Indian identities. Two important novels will allow us to test how the Indian becomes a “radical other”: "El zorro de arriba y el zorro de abajo," considered to be the most important example of migrant indigeneity, will pave the way to "Eysejuaz," arguably the most important novel written on the topic.

This course counts as literature credit for the Spanish minor.

SPANISH 472 - Indigenous Societies
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001 (LEC)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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