Spanish America: The Cultural Context

HISP-S412 - Prof. Birkenmaier — spring 2022

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Anke Birkenmaier
GA 0005
Days and Times
TR 9:45A-11:00A
Course Description

Prerequisite:  S324 or S328 or Consent of the Department
Topic: Latin American Cultures of Migration, Diaspora, and Exile

In this course we will study migration as a phenomenon that has shaped Latin American culture and its relationship with the United States from early on. We will read a variety of short stories, poems, and historical texts and articles, and watch films and visual artworks from the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America to compare legal frameworks and experiences, and see how literature and art intervene in public discussions. We will look at the outcomes of migration—whether it be the formation of diaspora or exile communities, assimilation or deportation. Finally, we will study what can be called the “structure of feelings” of cultures defined by a history of migration. Class taught in Spanish.

HISP-S 412    #31824     9:45A-11:00A    TR    GA 0005      Prof. Anke Birkenmaier

Note: Above class meets with HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors, #31886.

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