Spring 2012 - Graduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
In 1955, the historian C. Vann Woodward argued that the U.S. South’s “experience of military defeat, occupation, and reconstruction” meant that it had more in common with the rest of the world than with any other part of the United States. This interdisciplinary course introduces students to the idea of the hemispheric or “global South,” a concept that challenges the traditional disciplinary boundaries of American Studies, Southern Studies, and Latin American Studies. Drawing on a range of work in cultural, intellectual, and literary history, this class will examine the real and imagined connections between the U.S. South, Latin America, and the Caribbean, focusing on themes such as race, slavery, agriculture, colonialism, regionalism, modernity and identity.
This course will be team taught with Dr. Natalie Ring (U.S. History). You may either register for the class as HIST 6340 or HUSL 6398.
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