Spanish 104A: Survey of Spanish American Literature

T Th 2-3:30P, Social Sciences Building 140 | Instructor: Tarica | CCN: 24547

Units: 4

This is an introductory course for students interested in the conquest and colonization of the Americas and the continuing reality of colonialism. It examines foundational texts from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century produced by diverse colonial subjects and written in Spanish as well as native languages. We will analyze these texts in order to understand the complex realities of life under colonial rule in Spanish America, including processes of cultural and linguistic translation and the many forms of domination and resistance.