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Fall 2017-2018
SPA 547 / LAS 547   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Narrative Prose in Latin America - Cuban Cultural History 1868-2017

Rachel L. Price

This course provides an overview of Cuban cultural history from the Ten Years War to the present (1868-2017). Reading widely across historiography, cultural studies, literature, ethnomusicology, and art history, the course also examines primary documents ranging from constitutions to poetry, ethnography, novels, film, and essays. Topics include black political activism in the Republic; women's participation in pre-revolutionary movements, essays and films from the 1960s; post-Special Period genres, etc.

Sample reading list:
Lydia Cabrera, El monte
Pedro Juan Gutiérrez, El rey de la Habana
Ramón Meza, Mi tío el empleado
Abigail McEwan, Revolutionary Horizons
Melina Pappademos, Black Political Activism and the Cuban Republic
Virgilio Piñera, cuentos
See instructor for complete list

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 35%
Oral Presentation(s) - 10%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%
Other (See Instructor) - 35%

Other Requirements:
Open to Graduate Students Only.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21017 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   East Pyne Building   339   Enrolled:7 Limit:20