SPAN 052. Afro-Caribbean Literature and Visual Culture


(Cross-listed as LITR 052S  and LALS 052 )
The African heritage has been an essential part in the constitution and evolvement of the Caribbean. This course will survey the Afro-Caribbean imagination mainly through the study of literary works and visual culture artifacts from the Hispanic Caribbean. We will analyze the political and economical forces that have affected the experience of Africans and African descents in the region and will study the relevance of Afro-Caribbean philosophy, religion, music, and other symbolic expressions in contemporary Caribbean culture and artistic experimentations. We will pay special attention to ideas of colonialism and subalternity; race, mestizaje, and nation; myth and performativity; and transculturation, syncretism and transvestism. 

Readings, assignments, and class discussions will be in English. No prior knowledge of Spanish is necessary.
Humanities.
1 credit.
Eligible for LALS, BLST
Fall 2020. Díaz.
Catalog chapter: Spanish   
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/spanish


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