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Fall 2017-2018
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Identity in the Hispanic World

Christina H. Lee

What does it mean to be Latin American? Hispanic? Spanish? Peruvian? Latina/o/x? How are national and alternate identities constructed and why? How are ideas of belonging to the body politic defined in Spain, Latin America, and in Spanish-speaking communities in the United States from within and without? Our course will engage this question by surveying and analyzing literary, historical, and visual productions from the time of the foundation of the Spanish empire to the present time.

Sample reading list:
Anonymous, El poema del mío Cid
Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, Facundo: Civilización y barbarie
José Rizal, Poetry
Junot Díaz, The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
José Luis Cuerda, La lengua de las mariposas
Kaori Flores Yonekura, Nikkei

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly readings of 30-50 pages in Spanish or 50-100 pages in English. Three short essays (3 pages), and a final paper in Spanish (5-7 pages)

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 30%
Papers - 45%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
SPA 207 or SPA 209 or instructor's permission.

Other information:
Course conducted in Spanish.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21895 S01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm T Th   McCosh Hall   2   Enrolled:16 Limit:18