Spanish 230HY - Identities & Intersections: An Introduction: 'Hybrid Identities of the Spanish-Speaking World'

Hybrid Ident/Span. Spkng Wrld

Megan Saltzman

TTH 03:15PM-04:30PM

Mount Holyoke College
Ciruti 109
With a historical and transnational approach, this course will explore bi/multicultural identities and communities in the Spanish-speaking world, primarily of the postcolonial period. Mestizos, Korean-Argentineans, Cuban-Americans, Afro-Peruvians, Moroccans and West Africans in Spanish cities, "gallegos" in Buenos Aires, Chinatowns, Spanglish...Is Catalonia Spain? Through literary, audiovisual, and theoretical texts, we will put situations of ethnic and linguistic hybridity in dialogue with one another and focus on how communities and identities reclaim rights and space, are represented, aspired to, separated, and often slip away when we try to define them.

Prereq: SPAN-212.

Taught in Spanish

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.