Fall Term, 1992 Theme Semester
"The Americas, Then and Now: Beyond 1492."

Lectures, special events, and classes exploring the Columbian encounter and its consequences

 

The five-hundredth anniversary of the landing of Columbus in the Americas offers an opportunity to learn about the initial encounter between native peoples and Europeans and to reflect on its momentous consequences for later Americans and for our world today. "The Americas Then and Now: Beyond 1492" focuses on a group of topics related to the encounter and its consequences, such as the invention of "America" as place and idea, European settlement and the environment, the persistence of Native American perspectives since the conquest, the multiracial societies of the Americas in the 20th century, and post-colonial identity in Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America.

"The Americas, Then and Now: Beyond 1492" is sponsored by the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts with the support of the School of Natural Resources & Environment. It is administered by the Program in American Culture: (G410 MH, 763-1460).

At the core of the Theme Semester are a number of courses from different departments and programs, all concerned in one way or another with "The Americas Then and Now." Most of these are existing courses relevant to the Theme Semester. In addition, faculty members have developed new courses for the Theme Semester.

The following courses will constitute the offerings for this Theme Semester.

Afroamerican and African Studies

695.001
Slavery, Emancipation, and Post-Emancipation in Comparative Perspective. (Cooper, Scott)

American Culture

301.001
The Americas Then and Now: Beyond 1492.

310.001
The Asian American West. (Nomura)

330/Hist of Art 330.
Visual Art in America, 1492-1825. (Zurier)

410.002
Tropicalizing the North: Latin Popular Music in the United States. (Aparicio)

496.002
Ethnopoetics: Narratives of Captivity and the Captivity of Narratives. (Bierwert)

496.003
Beyond Occidentalism: Rethinking How the West Was Born. (Coronil, Mignolo)

496.010
Environmental History of North America. (Steinberg)

498.002
U.S. Latina and Latin American Women Writers. (Perez)

Anthropology

356.003
Poetics of Power: Beyond 1492. (Coronil)

473/Ling. 473.
Ethnopoetics: Narratives of Captivity and the Captivity of Narratives. (Bierwert)

558.001
The Incas. (MacCormack, Mannheim)

558.002
Beyond Occidentalism: Rethinking How the West Was Born. (Coronil, Mignolo)

Comparative Literature

424.001
Beyond Occidentalism: Rethinking How the West Was Born. (Coronil, Mignolo)

English Language and Literature

317.005
The Literature of the American Wilderness. (Knott)

472.001
Resistance to Racism in 20th Century U.S. Literature. (Wald)

473.001
North and South American Literature. (McIntosh)

473.002
Asian American Literature. (Sumida)

553.001
Asian American Literature. (Sumida)

841.002
Travellour's Histories. The Old World in the New. (Mullaney)

Environmental Studies

407.001
The Literature of the American Wilderness. (Knott)

History

143.001
The History of Discovery and Exploration. (Lindner)

393.001
Poetics of Power: Beyond 1492. (Coronil)

397.005
Environmental History of North America. (Steinberg)

593.001
Beyond Occidentalism: Rethinking How the West Was Born. (Coronil, Mignolo)

593.002
The Incas. (MacCormack, Mannheim)

695.001
Slavery, Emancipation, and Post-Emancipation in Comparative Perspective. (Cooper, Scott)

History of Art

330/American Culture 330
Visual Art in America, 1492-1825. (Zurier)

Linguistics

473/Anthro. 473.
Ethnopoetics: Narratives of Captivity and the Captivity of Narratives. (Bierwert)

Romance Languages

Spanish 475.001
U.S. Latina and Latin American Women Writers. (Perez)


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