Skip over navigation

Course Offerings

Course Evaluation Results

Course Details

Spring 2016-2017
* SPA 352 / LAS 356 / AAS 352 (LA)   na, npdf

Topics in the Politics of Writing and Difference - Literature and Slavery in the Iberian Atlantic

Rachel L. Price

This course examines literature, court records, travel narratives, and the only known autobiography of an ex-slave in Spanish to consider the world of slavery, uprisings and emancipation across Latin America in the nineteenth century. Centered on Cuba, whose earliest literature focused on the island's massive slave industry, the course opens up to consider histories and literatures from Haiti, Colombia, Brazil, and beyond. Also included: recent historiography, psychoanalysis, and contemporary representations of slavery in Latin America, including films.

Sample reading list:
Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, Sab
Juan Francisco Manzano, Autobiografía del esclavo poeta
Esteban Montejo, Biografía de un cimarrón
Ada Ferrer, Freedom's Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution
João Reis, Slave Rebellion in Brazil: the Muslim Uprising
Alonso de Sandoval, Treatise on Slavery

Reading/Writing assignments:
Three papers. Approximately 80-100 pages of reading per week. Readings in Spanish and English.

Paper in lieu of Final - 30%
Papers - 40%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
A 200-level course above SPA 209 or instructor's permission..

Other information:
Course taught in Spanish.

Reserved Seats:
First Year Ugrd Only 3
Sophomores Only 5
Juniors Only 6
Seniors Only 6

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41603 C01 03:00:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm M W   East Pyne Building   043   Enrolled:11 Limit:20