SPAN495

Diáspora Africana en América Latina

En este curso interdisciplinario, examinaremos manifestaciones de una Diáspora Africana en la literatura y cultura latinoamericana dentro de contextos específicos. Examinaremos obras literarias y fílmicas que indican cómo escritores y artistas postcoloniales conciben relaciones interculturales a través del lenguaje, cine, música y artes. Estudiaremos interconexiones de raza, clase y género manifiestas en obras que, directa o indirectamente, abordan debates sobre el tema.

Required books and texts
Books available at the UBC bookstore and online sellers:
– Alejo Carpentier – El reino de este mundo (1949)
– Achy Obejas – Memory Mambo (1996)

Additional texts (required short stories and recommended critical essays) will be available in PDF through the course website. Films will be made available through the library.

Recommended books
Sylvan Barnet and William E. Cain – A Short Guide to Writing About Literature, 2012
Timothy Corrigan – A Short Guide to Writing About Film, 2012
Joseph Gibaldi – MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 2016
Wayne Booth, Colomb and Williams – The Craft of Research, 2016

Prerequisite: SPAN 221 and SPAN 302 or permission of the instructor

Note:
SPAN 495 may be taken twice for credit, with different content, to a maximum of 6 credits.
SPAN 495 is a research-intensive course that satisfies the Research Component of the Faculty of Arts Writing and Research Requirement.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

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