Fall 2011 - Graduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This course will focus on the intersection of history, literature, and culture in Latin America, with an emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Readings and discussions will consider some of the most prominent cultural expressions in Latin America conveyed though literary and historical individuals and their writings. Themes may include, but are not limited to: identity, modernity, nationalism, race, gender, sexuality, culture, imperialism, underdevelopment, and popular culture. The goals of the seminar will be threefold: (1) to gain an overview of Latin American literary, cultural, social, and political history; (2) to explore current scholarly debates in Latin American Studies; and (3) to develop and refine the skills necessary for interdisciplinary critical thinking and writing about Latin America at the graduate level.
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