Listed in: Spanish, as SPAN-361
Sony Coranez Bolton (Section 01)
This course will explore the literature and culture of the Asian Américas – the diasporic and national literatures in Spanish by and about those of Asian descent in the Americas. We will explore the historical reasons for Asian migration to the Americas as the political result of liberal abolitionism. Thus “Asian American” identity will not be studied in isolation; we will explore how mestizaje, Indigeneity, Blackness, and Eurocentrism shaped the idea of "Asia" in the Americas. We will prioritize texts in Spanish. Some secondary materials will be assigned in English. Class and assignments conducted in Spanish.
Requisite: SPAN 301 or consent of the instructor. Spring Semester: Professor Coráñez Bolton.
How to handle overenrollment: TBA
Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: An emphasis on writing; theoretical readings in English and Spanish; visual, textual, and some archival analysis; oral presentations in Spanish; a take-home midterm essay examination; and a final independent research project.