SPAN 050. Afrocaribe: literatura y cultura visual


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.
Prerequisite: SPAN 022 SPAN 023 , the equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
Humanities.
1 credit.
Eligible for BLST, LALS, GLBL-Paired
Fall 2019. Díaz.
Catalog chapter: Spanish   
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/spanish


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