Spanish 230dm - Topics in Latin American and Peninsular Culture and Society-Domestica


Michelle Joffroy

TU TH 9:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Smith College
Hatfield 106
This course explores the realities and representation of women’s domestic labor from the thematic perspectives of precariousness (a condition and expression of subjectivity under globalization) and intimacy (understood as both an experience of affect and a condition of labor). This course uses short fiction, documentary and film from the Spanish-speaking world (the Americas and Spain) and the Portuguese-speaking world where appropriate, to explore the ways in which women’s transnational domestic labor has shaped new cultural subjects and political identities in the public as well as the private sphere. Students work on the theme of women’s domestic labor from the perspective of their choosing (for example, human rights, migration policies, racial and gendered labor regimes, neoliberal reforms and resistance). Enrollment limited to 20. Prerequisite: SPN 220 or equivalent.

[CE] SPN 230 Limit

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