Spanish 260dl - Topics in Latin American Cultural History-Decolonizing Latin American Literature

T-Decolonizing Latn Amer Lit

Michelle Joffroy

TU TH 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Smith College
Hatfield 204
This course offers critical perspectives on colonialism, literatures of conquest and narratives of cultural resistance in the Americas and the Caribbean. Decolonial theories of violence, writing and representation in the colonial context inform the study of literary and cultural production of this period. Readings explore several themes including indigenous knowledge, land and the natural world; orality, literacy and visual cultures; race, rebellion and liberation; slavery, piracy and power; and the coloniality of gender.  Prerequisite:  SPN 220 or equivalent.  Enrollment limited to 19.
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.