Middlebury

SPAN 0343

Comparative Borderlands

Comparative Borderlands: Feminist Cultural Politics of Latin@ and Filipin@ Diasporas
Is it productive to think of Filipinos as the lost “Latinos of Asia”? In this course we will think through borders formed through the political convulsions of U.S. and Spanish imperialisms. Conventionally understood as discrete formations, this course will bring the American Borderlands and the Hispanic Philippines into a transpacific and transnational feminist conversation. Centering the radical heterogeneity of Filipin@ and Latin@ diasporas, we will examine culture as sites of struggle offering ways of thinking comparatively across time, space, language and colonialism as well as through dimensions of difference like class, race, gender, sexuality, and ability. 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
Spanish
Department:
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL CMP LIT LNG SOA
Equivalent Courses:
GSFS 0343

Sections

Fall 2016

SPAN0343A-F16 Seminar (Bolton)