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SPAN0330

AfroCaribbean Culture

Hispanic Afro-Caribbean Culture
In this course, we will examine the development of Afro-Caribbean culture in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic with the goal of understanding its impact on the construction of Hispanic Caribbean identity. We will begin with 19th century colonial narratives by Cuban authors (Gómez de Avellaneda, Cirilo Villaverde) who construct African-ness in the region under slavery, continue with 20th century novels and films that reflect new racial and political ideologies (abolitionism, nationalism, revolution, etc.), and conclude by tracing the influence of Afro-Caribbean musicians (Benny Moré, Don Omar) on the mainstream culture of a region still culturally dominated by white elites. (SPAN 0220 or equivalent) 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Subject:
Spanish
Department:
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL LNG SOC

Sections

Spring 2010

SPAN0330A-S10 Lecture (Garcia)